Discover Spiritual Growth

We seek to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the parish community by implementing the 8 components of a comprehensive youth ministry model.
For more information, please contact Megan Edwards at youthmin@stnicholasofallon.org

VBS 2019 Volunteering

Are you interested in helping out this summer for Vacation Bible School?
Sign-up for the chance to help share the teachings of faith, love, and Christ!

Onyi Anyado

Serving my generation with excellence will in turn mean my generation can lead with excellence.

Luke 18

The annual Luke 18 retreat provides a powerful experience for eighth graders. Luke 18 opens their eyes to the presence and love of our God, who embraces them just as they are.

Bringing fun and faith together for an awesome weekend retreat.

 

NEW DATE: FEBRUARY 26 – 27, 2022

Saturday at St. Nicholas and Sunday at St. Clare Church; all eighth-grade students attend both sessions.

A special invitation to 8th graders:

The annual Luke 18 retreat provides a powerful experience for eighth graders. Luke 18 opens their eyes to the presence and love of our God, who embraces them just as they are. Led by high school and college students from St. Nicholas, St. Clare and Corpus Christi parishes, the retreat features high-energy games, songs, skits, personal sharing and a series of faith and life talks by the high school students. They’ll be talking about Luke 18 for years.

 

We have moved Luke 18 to a two-day event with sleepover as an option. Day one will be at St. Nicholas Church and day two will be at St. Clare Church. All participants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test administered by a health professional. 

 

We have re-opened registration due to the date change. If you didn’t register yet and now can attend, please register by Jan. 25 on your parish website. No need to register again if you have already registered.

REGISTER NOW

 

High school students: Be a leader (sophomore-senior) or guardian (freshmen) at Luke 18.

Share your faith with our eighth-graders and help host this retreat to make a difference in their lives. You must apply for one of the limited number of leader and guardian positions and attend planning meetings.

 

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Columbian Squires

Official youth fraternity of the Knights of Columbus for male youth ages 10-18 years old.
Please see the KoFC website for more information.
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The Squires emblem includes a Maltese cross upon which are the letters ”P.” (physical fitness); ”I.” (intellectual development); ”S.” (spiritual growth and the practice of our faith); and ”C” (citizenship and civic life). The large letters ”C.” and ”S.” intertwined with the cross respectively represent Christ and Squires. The ”K.” centered on the cross symbolizes the Knights of Columbus. Esto Dignus, the Squires’ motto encircling the emblem, is Latin for ”Be Worthy.”

 

As the world faces difficult economic times, it is important to remember that donating money is not the only way to contribute. Squires are asked now more than ever to give of their time and their talent, as an individual and as a circle. Your service is needed by your country, your community, your neighbors and your Church.

Founded on August 4, 1925 with the institution of Duluth Circle 1 in Duluth, Minn., the Columbian Squires program strives to provide “the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical improvement of its members, and the development of their leadership qualities,”(section II, Article II of the Laws and Rules of the Columbian Squires).

The Squires is an international fraternity of approximately 25,000 Catholic young men, ages 10 to 18, in over 1,500 circles worldwide. Circles exist, or have existed, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and on U.S. military bases abroad. Local Knights of Columbus councils and assemblies sponsor Squire circles, which may be based either in a council/assembly hall, in a parish building, a parochial, private, public or military school, or on a military installation. The Squires involves young men in programs to benefit the Church, the community, as well as in recreational and social activities.