Youth Ministry


DV_DD Poster

Luke 12:49-53 tells us that Jesus was to bring division instead of peace. It seems off-putting that we would offer a program named, “Divided.” Jesus begins the Gospel saying, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.” Translating too, the love we have for God is like a fire burning deep in our hearts and we must be baptized in that fire to be disciples on that mission of spreading the good news. In that process, we realize that there will be division in our peer groups, work, church and school. But if we follow Christ (through division) we can experience eternal unity in Heaven. – Divided est. 2019

Highlights from January 8th:

Highlights from December 18th (Ugly Sweater Night) – The Twelve Days of Christmas:

DV / DD Snack Sign-Up

At DV / DD we value hospitality as it creates a space where young people can be nourished by snacks and conversations. To help our budget, we have posted a snack sign-up to help alleviate our snack budget. Consider helping us if you can.

Sign Up!


Junior High Rally Permission Slip 2020

Castaway 2020

Registration for Castaway 2020 is officially underway!

Castaway is a 3-day retreat experience for youth in grades 9-12 and sponsored through the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Youth from our Diocese have been participating in this retreat for 46 years. Castaway is held at the Young Life – Castaway Camp near Detroit Lakes. This year the retreat is Friday March 27 – Sunday March 29. Cost of the event is $155 – hurry and register soon as spots will go quickly!! This retreat does count towards the parish requirement for Confirmation, not the Diocesan requirement. 

Check out some of the details below:

  • Theme: Live Like You’re Loved
  • Dates: Friday March 27 – Sunday March 29
  • Speaker: Doug Watercott from Becker / Big Lake
  • Cost: $155
  • Who: Grades 9-12

Student Registration


Castaway Youth Registration_Fillable PDF

Permission slip and a $75 deposit are due by Wednesday January 29th. The final payment is due Wednesday March 4th.

Adult Registration – Chaperones

Castaway-Adult_Fillable PDF

We need GREAT chaperones (age 21+) to make the weekend happen. Chaperones are responsible for assisting the parish leader in leading small groups, free time and more! There is no charge for chaperones – please contact Jason Prigge or Alaina Laing to chaperone.

Young Adult / Adult – Work Crew

Castaway depends heavily on young adults OR adults to serve on the Work Crew. Work Crew is responsible for setting up meals, cleaning up meals and helping with various tasks as programming goes on. Individuals who serve on the work crew get a free t-shirt along with a similar spiritual element as the youth. Contact Jason Prigge or Alaina Laing to serve on Work Crew. There is no charge to serve on Work Crew.