Youth Events & Activities



World Youth Day 2019

2019, Panama City, Panama

Group will form in 2017.


Steubenville NW Youth Conference

Registration begins March 1, ends June 19, 2017

July 28—July 30 2017, Spokane, $215

Stay in Gonzaga U dorms, eat Friday dinner and breakfasts on campus, the venue for the event is at the Spokane Convention Center. Saturday lunch and dinner are catered at Riverfront Park. This is an amazing regional summer youth conference! Organized by Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, hosted by Spiritus Ministries NW, Tacoma, WA.


North Idaho Catholic Youth Camp

(Registration open until full, fills every year!)

July 2017,  Wallace, ID $250

At the Shoshone Ranch Retreat ~30 NE of the Kingston exit on I90. For just entering the 5th grade to just graduated high school. This is a regional camp planned by families of St. George and St. Pius X.


Youth Car Wash Fundraiser

July, 2017, 9 am ~ 1:15 pm

All donations help youth attend Steubenville NW and Fun in the Son.


Fun in the Son

June 2017 Cottonwood ID, $10

Camp on the lawn of St. Mary’s Church. Afternoon and evening of fun including praise & worship, Sunway or brown bag dinner, Grangeville drive-in movie, talent show, Adoration, pancake breakfast.


Catholic Jr Hi Camp

Last day to register is in May

June 19-23, 2017. This is a Diocesan camp at Camp Perkins, Stanley, ID.


HS Leadership Camp

Last day to register is in May.

June 15-18, 2017, Camp Perkins, Stanley, ID

High School will grow in leadership skills and ability to defend their faith to peers.  This is a Diocesan camp.


Mission-Service Trip

Planning to begin soon for extended trip summer 2018.

Tentative plans to extend ICYC one day to include service to the poor and vulnerable in the Boise area.

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St. Mary's Catholic Community                         Moscow & Genesee, ID


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Non-Gathered, Any-Time Retreats:

1-2-3 Retreat (non-gatherer retreat)

Each attendee will need to visit the 3-Minute Retreat online or down load the free App from Loyola Press. Confirmation candidate in Year 1 or 2 and 1 adult mentor (can be sponsor, parent or other adult) agree on a 2 week period in which to participate in the 3 Minute Retreat from Loyola Press - attending a minimum or 5 times each week. Each attendee briefly notes thoughts after each 3 Minute Retreat, arranging 2-3 times each week to meet or talk and reflect on the experience thus far. Youth needs to alert Dir of Youth & Children’s Ministries he/she will be entering this retreat and arrange a meeting the Dir within 2 weeks of finishing retreat.




Fall Retreat


North Central Deanery High School Leadership Retreat

November 12-13, 2016,  Cottonwood, $45

Featuring speakers Johnny & Lorissa Horn. Registration ends Nov 2.


National Catholic Youth Conference

November 17-19, 2017, Indianapolis, ~$1200.

Plans will begin in  Fall 2016!


Jewelry/Rosary Fundraiser

December 3-14, 2016, at both parishes.

All proceeds help with scholarships to Youth Leadership Retreat and ICYC.



SuperBowl Chili Fundraiser

Orders placed for pick up on Superbowl Sunday.

Donations help with scholarship  for ICYC2018.


Middle School Rally

Tentative Feb 3, 2018, 10 am-6 pm,  ~$TBA

Holy Family School, Coeur d’Alene, ID.


ICYC 2017

Mar 9-11, 2018 Nampa, ID, ~$TBA

At the Idaho Center for high schoolers.

Select the season you want to see the events and activities within:

Summer Events (Registration deadlines Apr to May)

Fall Events (Registration deadlines vary)

Winter Events (Registration deadlines Jan to Feb)

Spring Events (Registration deadlines vary)

Year-Round Non-Gathered “Retreats”

Links for standard event forms are on the right side. Some events may have specific registration forms beyond the medical Release and Code of Conduct forms. 

Registration deadlines for events vary from 2-4 weeks for local events, 2-4 months for state and regional events, and from  6-12 months for national or world events.

Scholarships are available through organizers of many events as well as through the parish. Fundraisers throughout the year help provide parish scholarships. Please talk to Marie Becker in the parish office about available scholarships.



Holy Week Reflection

(non-gathered retreat)

Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday

Youth and an adult mentor (can be sponsor, parent, other adult) work through Lectio Divina for each Gospel of the Triduum as well as video reflections for each day. Youth and adult meet 2-3 times to discuss reflections and share insight, questions, etc.

Youth finish retreat by writing 1-11/page reflection due within two weeks of Easter Sunday.


Confirmation Retreat

TBD (April), 2017, St. Mary’s, Moscow

(Retreat fee included in Confirmation fees.)


Middle School Rally

May 6, 2017, 10 am - 6 pm,  St. Mary’s, Moscow

For 5th-8th graders & high school youth leaders!


Crazy Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

May 2017. Much help is needed to help make and serve pancakes and sausage. Attendees can top with a wide assortment of toppings from traditional syrup to berries to ice cream and sprinkles. Helps with any remaining ICYC costs and with summer retreats and camps.

Fr. Joseph F. McDonald, III JCL, Pastor          Deacon George Canney        Deacon Ken Ellis