All Retreats and Events

Luke 18 (Gr. 7 & 8, Leaders: Gr. 9-12)
October 27-29, 2017 

Now in its twelth year, Luke 18 has provided our parish, high school teens, young adults, and youth ministers, a life-changing opportunity to share our Catholic Christian faith with our junior high teens. The goal of this retreat is to empower junior high teens to live as disciples of Jesus Christ today. How? No gimmicks, real faith sharing, fun talks, great small groups, authentic relationships, and an entire weekend for and with junior high teens. 

Fall Retreat (Gr. 9-12)
November 10-12, 2017 

The CREW's Fall Retreat is for real high school teens who are looking for a weekend to get away, have fun, and make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. After a weekend of deep conversions, serious fun, and prayer that goes deeper, God is closer and faith makes sense. 

Winterblast (Gr. 6-8, Leaders: Gr. 9-12)
December 15-17, 2017 

Winterblast with the Crew is a lock-in for grades 6-8 that starts with Mass here at Holy Name of Jesus and continues all night at Maple Grove Community Center. Join nearly 1,000 other youth from Catholic parishes throughout the Archdiocese to stay up all night for swimming, ice skating, arcade, movies, inflatable games, pizza, Adoration, sports, crafts, and more. 

The Passion Play (Gr. 9)
January-March 2018 

The Passion is an experience that no 9th grader wants to miss. Approaching 25 years and running, 9th graders participating in The Passion at HNOJ tell the greatest story the world has ever known. Powerful. Riveting. Unforgettable. Dedicated directors, adults, and high school teen directors, guide our 9th-grade teens through an experience which takes them back 2,000 years in history through the life and passion of our Lord. 

Genesis (Gr. 7 & 8, Leaders: Gr. 9-12)
February 23-24, 2018 

Genesis is a two-day retreat for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade teens put on by dedicated, well-trained, high school teens. Hosted at Holy Name of Jesus, this retreat provides a life-changing experience for our middle school teens where they can be real with God, create more quality friendships, and come to know the love that God has for them in a real personal way. 

Spring Retreat (Gr. 9-12)
April 20-22, 2018

We go on a retreat to step back, to retreat from the chaos of everyday life. A weekend retreat at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, MN is exactly that, an opportunity to take a break, relax, think, talk, and pray about who we are, why we are here, and what our faith has to do with it all. The CREW's Spring Retreat is a great change for our high school teens to pause and think and pray about what really matters. 

Extreme FaithExtreme Faith Camp (Current Gr. 6-8, Leaders: Current Gr. 9-12)
June 25-29, 2018 (Middle School)
June 23-29, 2018 (High Schoo Leaders) · hnoj.org/camp

This is the event of the summer for middle school teens. At Extreme Faith Camp, our teens will encounter the one real and living God. Surrounded by the beauty of northern Minnesota, we will soak up the magnificence of our rich Catholic tradition. Extreme Faith Camp is, without a doubt, a life-changing experience. We have a blast with a variety of activities (including a water slide!), and we encounter Christ through the power of the Sacraments, inspiring talks and community.

Steubenville Color 196x139Steubenville (Current Gr. 8-12)

Summer 2018 

Steubenville is a weekend-long Catholic youth conference, complete with music, speakers, entertainment, small groups, Eucharistic Adoration, and more. (Actually, it’s kind of like a weekend-long concert with friends!) The conference is held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN. This is a great way for current 8th-graders to connect with our Senior High Youth Ministry.

Christpower.logo Christpower (Current Gr. 9-12)
July 2018

Christpower is a week-long mission trip to our own hometown.  We live, work, pray and play for one week at the Church of the Ascension in North Minneapolis. We’ll work by day, play by afternoon, and pray by night. (Adult volunteers are needed, too!)

Nph Mexico MissionNPH Mexico Mission Trip (Current Gr. 10-12)
August 2018 

This summer, teens and adults from HNOJ will travel to Casa San Salvador, a home in the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos’ system of orphanages, in Miacatlán, Mexico. While there, participants will put on a VBS experience for 6-8 year-old children and spend time playing with and giving attention to the children. The group will raise money for the house through Holiday BBQ’s, BINGO night, Dance Camp, Boys Camp and several other events. Pray for them and consider supporting their efforts.