Junior High Youth Ministry

Junior High Youth Ministry has two main focuses. The first focus is our faith formation for seventh and eighth graders. It is modeled after religious education guidelines put forth by the United States Bishops, so there is a strong catechetical basis.  The Seventh Grade spends the year learning from “The Catholic Connections Handbook” while building fellowship with their classmates and finding new ways to be engaged in their faith in a fun and passionate way! The Eighth Grade spends the year preparing for Confirmation, by using the Chosen series from Ascension Press.  Through these weekly classes, the Junior High students are given new and exciting opportunities to build relationships with their peers, teachers, and Jesus Christ!

The second section will be our involvement in Archdiocese and parish-based Junior High programs. One of these programs is AWAKE from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  More information can be found here: More Archdiocese Information about AWAKE

There is a $65 fee for the junior high youth ministry program and an additional $30 Sacramental Fee for Confirmation students.


Junior High Youth Night meets after the 6:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday nights and runs 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. 

 JR High Registration Form

VIA AWAKE Event on November 17, 2018, from 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Mary of the Assumption will be taking a group of 6th-8th graders to the November 17 AWAKE Event at Ascension Parish in Kettering, OH.  Please complete the Registration Form and Permission Form found below, and submit them with your $15 Registration Fee to the Parish Office, or your individual 6th-8th grade teachers by Sunday, November 11.  More information can be found below, but for any questions please contact our Youth Minister, Mike Hoendorf at mikeh@stmaryassumption.church or via phone at 937-463-3328.

Information about our Parish Group

AWAKE Registration Form


AWAKE Permission Form

AWAKE Adult Permission Form -- Also must be Virtus Certified