Youth Outreach

The Best Summer. Ever.
Make Friends. Have Fun. Grow closer to Christ this summer.
Faith Opportunities for High School Students


Benedictine College Youth Conference
June 6-8, 2014
Passionate speakers including Chris Stefanick will inspire, ignite and refresh your conviction for Christ and His Church. Join teens who are passionate about growing and sharing their faith with others as you engage in a weekend of faith, fellowship, and fun. The theme of this year's conference is "Sacred Encounter."
Cost: $190
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Benedictine College CATHEDRAL
June 15 - 20, 2014
Benedictine College’s CATHolic EDucation RALly examines the question “What does it mean to build a Catholic culture?” Choose a track suited to your interests as you explore the Catholic intellectual tradition, building Cathedrals for Christ. NEW adding high school science! Explore chemistry, engineering, or biology!

Available Tracks include:
Great Books
Youth for Life
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June 15-20, 2014
Join other high school students who have a desire to use their musical talents to serve the church. Explore traditions in praise throughout Catholic history as you perfect your skills and grow in leadership through small group ensembles, creating music that will inspire Catholic evangelization.


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June 15-20, 2014
Youth for Life Summer Program will train and send out future leaders of the Pro-Life movement inspired to lead a cultural transformation.  John Paul II said, "The first and fundamental step towards this cultural transformation consists in forming consciences with regard to the incomparable and inviolable worth of every human life." Evangelium Vitae 96. classes will be taught by Benedictine College professors, Pro-Life activists, and legal professionals who are passionate about sharing their specialized knowledge to build Culture of Life.


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Dig deep and see the young Catholic Church fully alive!

Join Benedictine College Ministry the 1st Saturday of the month for Underground! Remember first-century Christians who dug deep in the catacombs so they could celebrate their faith. Today, Underground does this with contemporary music, dynamic orthodoxy, energetic youth and powerful presentations. Underground welcomes all teens and young adults in the four-state region of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas (MINK) and provides them with the chance to experience the beauty of the Mass and the teachings of Christ with their peers.


Underground consists of:

  • 5:30 pm Pump up Music
  • 6 pm Speaker, Presentation, or Concert
  • 7 pm Eucharistic Adoration
  • 7:30 pm Mass in the Dark


All Underground events take place at the O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium on the campus of Benedictine College, Student Union, 1020 North Second Street, Atchison, KS 66002. Doors open at 5:30pm and the event begins at 6:00pm.



Set Free Ministry – Retreat Team 
Offers high school, junior high, or Confirmation students powerful day retreats, filled with music, dramas, skits, personal testimonies, talks, and small group discussions. Every retreat stresses the importance of the Sacraments, giving youth the opportunity to receive Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist, and experience Eucharistic Adoration. Our team challenges participants to take ownership of their faith and lead by Catholic example in all things.
Retreat packages begin at $225, please contact for additional pricing information.  
Find out more about our Retreat Leaders!
Submit a retreat request today! Or contact Paulina Barrera by phone 267.897.0327 or e-mail:


One Love

Offers junior high and high school students the opportunity to learn about the importance of chastity from a trained speaker. Presentations are an hour in length and can be followed by group discussion. Students receive talks tailored to their age and needs. One Love is perfect for youth nights or school assemblies!


Find out more about our One Love Leaders!


Submit a speaker request today! Or contact Makena Clawson by phone 720.480.7904 or e-mail:


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