Junior High Youth Ministry

Jr. High Ministry, 2022-2023

How to join:

Registration for 2022-2023 is available here! Youth Ministry Registration, 2022-2023. 

Cost of registration is $65 for one teen and $130 for two or more teens. 

For any questions, please contact Youth Minister Jeffrey Kremer at [email protected].


Calendar and Schedule:

Jr. High Ministry this year is for 7th graders. (8th graders will meet with HS+ Ministry on Sunday.) Jr. High Ministry will meet on most Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm from Sept-April. (7:00-7:30 is daily Mass). We will meet at St. Mary downstairs in the Parish Center. 

Here is our tentative calendar for the year. Please check different tabs for High School, Jr. High, and Confirmation prep. 

Youth Ministry Calendar, 2022-2023



We will offer a few youth group sessions this summer, as well as several summer events. This is open to rising 8th graders through graduating seniors. If you are interested in participating, fill out this short form to sign up:  St. Mary YM, Summer 2022.  (a parent or teen can fill this out)

You will also need to submit a Summer Permission Form to participate. This can be found here: Summer Permission Form. (On the form, please specify which events you want to attend!)

The permission form can be turned in to St. Mary at regular office hours (address an envelope to Jeffrey Kremer), or emailed to Jeffrey at [email protected] Thank you! 







June 26, July 10, Aug 7

Summer Youth Group

6:00-8:30 pm, including 6 pm Mass

Rising 8th grade-12th grade

June 12-17

Mission Trip

New Castle, PA

Registered teens

Sat, July 9

St. Henry Cookout

5:00 pm Mass, followed by cookout.

Whole family*

Sat, July 16

Midnight Retreat

4:00 pm-12:00 am, at St. Mary

8-12th grade*

Wed, July 27

WSU Bosco Night

4:30-9:00 pm, at Wright State Catholic Campus Ministry

Juniors and Seniors Only*

July 24-29

Totus Tuus at St. Mary (Vacation Bible School)

Teen portion from 7:00-9:00 pm. Kid portion from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. (see here for separate registration)

7-12th grade*

Sat, Aug 13

Lake Retreat Day

Rocky Fork Lake, 8:00 am-10:00 pm.

Limited to ~15 teens

Sun, Aug 14


Movie Night, Our Lady of Good Hope

Our Lady of Good Hope, 6:00-9:00 pm

8-12th grade*

*open to the whole Family of Parishes: St. Mary, St. Henry, and Our Lady of Good Hope.

Google Calendar, Summer 2022. 



Who is Jr. High Ministry for?

Our Jr. High ministry is meant for any 7th 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!


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.”  


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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