High School Youth Ministry
What is EXEMPLAQUE?
EXEMPLAQUE is the name for St. Mary of the Assumption’s Youth Ministry Group, and it means “Set An Example” in Latin. This name was chosen because of the scripture basis for all we do in St. Mary of the Assumption Youth Ministry is 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but SET AN EXAMPLE for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” At all times during EXEMPLAQUE, we are looking to help others grow in their faith and walk with each other in our journey towards a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ!
EXEMPLAQUE is the time for high school students to gather together to share and learn about their faith. These youth gatherings are a time to build community, spend time in fellowship, and grow in our faith as both individuals as well as a youth community.
The weekly youth gatherings take place on Sunday nights in the Parish Center, and consist of a variety of activities from week to week. These activities include faith sharing, Adoration, guest presenters, service opportunities, and various social activities. Through EXEMPLAQUE, St. Mary of the Assumption youth will grow in a better understanding of their Faith, build Fellowship with the peers and volunteers, and develop as true Disciples of Jesus Christ!
We will also have events that happen off the Parish Grounds, so please check the Upcoming Events list to make sure you do not miss one of these exciting opportunities!
One of these events we will regularly take part in is ENCOUNTER, which is an Archdiocese of Cincinnati program that is open to high schoolers, that seeks to gather groups of disciples from across the Archdiocese for an evening of worship, a powerful testimony, Eucharistic adoration, confession, and accompaniment. More information can be found at the following link, and the mandatory release form for the event can be found below as well.
How Do I Get Involved?
Come to the Parish Center after the 6:00pm Mass. We begin at 7:00pm with dinner and end with prayer at 8:30pm. Registration/Release forms are required and are available by clicking on the link below. They are also located in the parish office. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 937.557.1711 or Youth Minister Mike Hoendorf at 937-463-3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All High Scholl Freshman through Seniors are welcome!!! No matter the time of year, parish you belong to, or depth of faith you have as of now! EXEMPLAQUE is a welcoming community that wants to walk with you wherever you are right now, and help you encounter a true Relationship with Christ!
March For Life Trip to Washington D.C. - January 17-19
St. Mary of the Assumption will be taking a group of High School Students to the March For Life in Washington D.C. from July 17-19. The cost of this trip will be $155, with the bus leaving around 7pm on January 17, participating in the March and other activities on January 18, before heading home and arriving back around 6am on January 19. Those interested and ready to register can complete the following registration form, and return it to the Parish Office along with your $155 check by December 4, 2018 at 3pm. More information can be found here, or by contacting our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Mike Hoendorf.
Steubenville Youth Conference Summer of 2019
St. Mary of the Assumption will be taking a group of High School students to one of the Steubenville Youth Conferences this upcoming summer! The dates we will be attending are July 19-21, 2019! The cost of this event is $212, and includes the conference, food, and lodging. More information about the Youth Conference can be found here! Those interested and ready to register can complete the following registration form, and return it to the Parish Office along with your $212 check by December 16, 2018.