What is Core Team?

Core Team Retreat

Core Team is a group of teens and adults who commit on an annual basis (Sept. to Sept.) to serve as leaders in the Youth Ministry program of St. Raphael’s Church. The commitment Core Team members make is as follows:
- Faithful to the Holy Mass on Sundays & Holy Days of Obligation
- Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis 
- Strive for a daily prayer life that includes Sacred Scripture
- Attend the CT Retreat, CT Meetings, FNL's, & Life Night Youth Group 
- Be accountable to my fellow Core Team Members

The Core Team retreat is from 5:00 pm on Friday September 7th to 2:00pm on Sunday September 9th. It is at Camp Onomia in Onamia, MN! The retreat is required for all High School Core Team and strongly encouraged for Adult Core Team. This retreat is all about learning to listen to God. You will be inspired and challenged to go deeper in prayer, biblical reflection, and silence. This retreat will include Mass, Reconciliation, and Eucharistic Adoration.

What do Core Team members do?

- Serve at youth ministry events. If it needs to be done Core Team
  Members do it!

- Lead through participation in planning and leading events, music   
  ministry, drama ministry, leading in prayer, giving talks, leading
  small groups, helping with set-up and clean-up, fundraising   
  activities, leading games & ice breakers, and serving in whatever
  capacity you are asked to serve.

- Attend the…
    * Annual Core Team Retreat
    * Core Team Meetings, FNL's, Life Night Youth Group, and other St. Raphael Youth Events

Upcoming Core Team Meetings

All Core Team Meetings are on Sunday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm. They all include dinner, discipleship group conversation, FNL planning time, teaching, and prayer. 

October 7 - November 4
December 2 - January 6
February 10 - March 3
April 7 - May 5

*December 2nd is during our annual Parish Mission. We will eat dinner and head up to the main church to hear Fr. Dave Pivonka!

How do I become a part of Core Team? 

- Come to the Core Team Discernment Night in August
- Pray about making the commitment to Core Team
- Return your Core Team application to the Youth Ministry Office
- Attend the Core Team Retreat in September
- Begin participating in our Youth Ministry