Junior High Youth Ministry

Jr. High Ministry, 2021-2022

Who is Jr. High Ministry for?

Our Jr. High ministry is meant for any 7-8th graders in public school, Catholic school, or home-school. Our vision is for every parish teen to belong to a small group, for 7-12th grade. Jr. High Ministry qualifies as Religious Education and also leads to Confirmation prep for 8th graders.


What is it and why join?

Our goal is to build up small group community where every teen belongs to a small group, each led by an adult leader. Small groups are an excellent way to grow in friendship with others, while growing as a disciple of Jesus. Each week we gather for activities, talks, and small group discussion on a given topic. Don’t think classrooms – think small groups!

Our Lesson Plans are available here: Jr High Curriculum. 


How to join:

Parents can register your teen here: Youth Ministry Registration, 2021-2022

If registering late, please contact Youth Minister Jeffrey Kremer at [email protected].


Calendar and Schedule:

Our first week was Sept 22 and 26! There are two choices for meeting times:

  • Sunday, 4:15-5:45 pm.
  • Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm (includes 7 pm Mass)

Tentative Calendar 2021-2022. (see different tabs for Jr. High and High School)


What are teens saying about small group?

  • “I love learning more about God/Jesus every year.”
  • “I enjoy this group a lot and would like to continue to grow in my faith.”
  • “It’s super fun and social.”
  • “I would love to be part of this small group again.”
  • “It helps me grow my faith in a fun environment.”
  • “Small group is fun and I learn a lot.”
  • “I enjoy youth ministry because you have fun while learning.”  


Notable Dates for the Fall: 

Confirmation Prep Session 1 - Thursday, October 28, from 6:30-8:00 pm. For teens and at least one parent. This will include an overview of Confirmation prep for 2021-2022. 

Confirmation for 8th grade - Saturday April 30 at 6:00 pm, at St. Mary. 


Contact Info:

Please contact Jeffrey Kremer, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, for questions or information about any of our ministries to youth! 

Email: [email protected]

Office phone: 937-557-1711, ext 103. 


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