Youth Ministry


The Benedictine College Ministry Retreat Team leads Set Free Ministry to provide youth with a retreat centered on Christ, who died to set us free. -Romans 6:6-7 Our Mission is to empower youth through quality, Catholic retreats.

We offer powerful one-day retreats for high school, junior high and confirmation youth. We accomplish this by customizing our retreats through music, well-rehearsed dramas, skits, personal testimonies, teachings, small discussion groups, and activities meant to provide a fun and meaningful experience for the retreatants. All of our retreats provide teens with an opportunity to embrace the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist along with Eucharistic Adoration. We provide guest speakers on any religious topic for youth events or confirmation classes. Contact the Retreat Team.


Atchison Area Life Teen is an inter-parish, Catholic youth group dedicated to lead teens closer to Christ. Benedictine students provide the leadership for this service to the community.  Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Atchison Catholic Elementary School Gym. Contact the Life Teen Team for more information.


Lead teens closer to Christ by building relationships with junior high and high school students in the Atchison region through dynamic educational and social opportunities. Volunteers form a CORE team and work with the Youth Minister. Contact our Life Teen Team for more information.