Youth Group

St. Peter Youth Group

The St. Peter Youth Group is for youth in junior high and high school. It contains both faith formation and social components. The faith formation component consists of the YDisciple program for small-group faith-sharing, monthly Eucharistic holy hours, Bible studies, speakers, apologetics, Seven Pillars of the Spiritual Life program, and the Dead Theologians Society.

Youth are also encouraged to take part in loving service to their neighbor through Disciples in Action, in which the youth assist our St. Vincent de Paul Society on Saturdays to care for the poor; the annual Ora et Labora Mission Trip; monthly assistance serving donuts and refreshments to the parish; and other selfless activites, such as participation in the March for Life, etc.

Socialization includes some offsite activities, gym time, games, Dinner and a Movie, and conversation with friends.

  • Contact name: Deacon John Zak
  • Contact phone: email; or leave a message at the Parish Office at 402-341-4560, ext. 100
  • Location: St. Peter Parish Hall and School Gymnasium
  • Meeting day & time: Wednesdays in the Parish Hall - 6:30 pm gathering, 7:00 pm meeting, followed by social time in the school gymnasium until 9:00 pm

To be added to the email list for announcements of Youth Group activities and events, please contact Deacon Zak at or the Parish Office

January 25-25, 2020:  St. Peter March for Life Youth Pilgrimage!

All students in 9th-12th grade are invited to join the St. Peter Youth Group for the 2020 March for Life Youth Pilgrimage. Afternoon departure on Monday, January 20, and returning on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The trip includes round trip bus transportation, most meals, hotel accommodations, visits to historical sites around Washington, DC, and the National March for Life. Cost is $415 for St. Peter parishioners, and $435 for students not registered and active in St. Peter Parish. Questions may be directed to Diane Anderson at To download the registration form, please click here.

Vala's Pumpkin Patch

The Youth Group plans an excursion and campfire dinner to Vala's Pumpkin Patch in Gretna each October. On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 the Youth Group will meet at Vala's Pumpkin Patch from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A consent form signed by the child's parent or guardian must be received before the event. 

Dinner & a Movie

The youth group regularly gathers to enjoy dinner together and to view a Catholic or inspirational movie on the big screen in the St. Peter Parish Hall. The youth enjoy snacks and popcorn, and a discussion about the film's merits often occurs before or after the viewing. 

  • Meeting day & time: Saturdays once or twice per month from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 
  • Location: St. Peter Parish Hall 
  • Cost: $5.00 for dinner and snacks.

Ora et Labora Mission Trip

The youth group also hosts the annual Ora et Labora mission trip each summer. The spiritual adventure consists of attendance at the Steubenville Conference held in Springfield, Missouri and afterwards time spent at the Little Portion Hermitage in Eureka Springs, Arkansas helping the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. While at the Little Portion, the youth grow in vocational discernment, prayer, and friendship.

2019 Mission trip: July 19-26, 2019. Please pray for a blessed and safe Mission Trip. We will attend the Steubenville Conference in Springfield, Missouri July 19-21. Sunday to Thursday we will spend at the Little Portion Hermitage in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We will visit Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri. We will drive home on Friday. Cost is $350.00 for transportation, Steubenville Conference, Worlds of Fun, hotels and most meals.