SJFC is located in beautiful and scenic Door County, Wisconsin. The property has been given to the Diocese of Green Bay and leased by us...CYE! With over 450 feet of property along the shores of Kangaroo Lake, the largest inland Lake in Door County, CYE's Formation Center is where much of our ministry happens. Our 30 full season expeditions for high school and college students are held on this property. If you are interested in coming on expedition, please visit the homepage and click on "expeditioner." Saint Joseph the Worker is our Patron and His place will be a sure hit for encountering Jesus Christ and fostering Catholic Christian community through expedition retreats of prayer, proclamation of the Gospel and outdoor adventure! Hey, that's our mission ! What's yours?
Our primary activity is contemplation. Learning how to pray often means simply spending time with Our Lord in the Eucharist. That means we come as we are and Jesus meets us where we're at. Prayer makes the Christian and through prayer the Christian becomes themselves.
When the Catholic Church often sticks our youth in a basement of their parish with florescent lighting, musty carpeting and an often drab & depressing atmosphere, how can we expect to reach their hearts! Grace builds on nature and CYE built a place you will wanna be...the Brebeuf Bistro is warm, accommodating and just plan fun to be at! Conversation surrounding the Truths of our faith, solidarity with other youth, a warm cup of coco, a frosty Baumeister Rootbeer on tap, or some Mystic Monk will make you want to keep coming back! Pull up a stool!
Saint Florian Fire Room
Coming in out of the cold after snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, playing broom ball, sledding or hiking means we have to WARM up. The Florian Fire Room at SJFC is just the place to warm your body and warm your soul. Located next to the Breibuf Bisto, the Saint Florian Fire Room will get you toasty warm and ready to go out back for more! Camp. Pray. Hike. CYE is your one-stop place for fun and faith. "To bore a young person with the Gospel is a sin." --Jim Rayburn, founder of Young Life
Club Genesius, or Club "G" as we call it is creative space for Catholic artists to share their talents on stage. Complete with lights, all sound jacks, audio-visual and acoustic controls, Club "G" will resonate with its listeners. Our goal was to design a space indoors that feels outdoors. Our formation Lectio Divina devotions occur here along with memories of staff members and visiting artists performing great Catholic art that is Good, True & Beautiful. We understand that entertainment is different from liturgical worship and have made it a point to use Club G to reach the affective side of the human heart and soul. Saint Genesius...pray for us!
CYE Base Camp Coffee House
CYE Base Camp is MOVING! Stay tuned to see where God lands us next!
JULY 2: Scythian Irish Band, JULY 3: Josh Blakesley, JULY 4: JOSH GARRELS
Catholic Fest began in 2012 to celebrate our 10 year anniversary of Catholic Youth Expeditions. It was so much fun, we decided to keep it around! Our mission is: To celebrate the Good, True and Beautiful through music, literature, art and film. A place for families, college, and high school students to directly intersect and interact with Catholic artists whose craft is engaging our culture with a new method, ardor and expression. Held in beautiful Door County, Catholic Fest is on the shore of Kangaroo Lake and is THE PLACE to engage the arts! Check out our website.