The mission of the Fr. Bernard Youth Center is "to provide a special place for prayer and personal growth, focused on assisting youth and their mentors in their spiritual development."
To fulfill this mission FBYC maintains a 15,000 sq. ft. facility suitable for a variety of functions ranging from youth retreats and camps to business meetings and special events such as annual meetings, auctions, fundraising dinners and family celebrations.
FBYC provides an opportunity to step away from the daily distractions of life into a beautiful, serene and extremely well appointed space to focus on what is truly important for that time. Businesses, families, administrators, teachers, students and youth and young-adult groups will benefit by taking advantage of this truly unique opportunity.
FBYC was dedicated January 17, 2006 by Archbishop Vlazny from the Portland Archdiocese and has become a focal point for religious educators unlike any other in the Northwest.
Fr. Bernard Sander
Fr. Bernard was a Benedictine Monk for over 60 years and known for his involvement engaging religious and non-religious alike to do works beneficial to society. His leadership lead to many varied ministries and forms of outreach and countless individuals credit him for their successes on a particular path in life.