Junior High Youth Ministry

Summer Small Groups, 2021


Registration for summer small groups is now online! Please fill out the following form for each teen registering for High School or Jr. High small groups: Summer Small Groups, 2021.  Expect to take a few minutes on the form... sorry for the length! Jr. High small groups are open to all rising 7th and 8th graders. 




Who should join a summer small group? 

        - Any parish teens entering grades 7 and 8 are invited to register and participate in our weekly ministry. This includes teens in public schools, home-school, or Catholic schools. The goal of our ministry is to build community among all teens, build them as disciples, and send them on mission among their own peers.  



Here is our summer calendar: Summer 2021 CalendarPlease see separate tabs for Jr. High, High School ministry, and Special Events!


Meeting Times: Jr. High summer small groups will meet on Wednesday evenings between ~Memorial Day to Labor Day. We'll meet weekly from 5:30-7:30 pm, which includes 7 pm daily Mass. Families are invited to come for Mass as well!

Summer Launch is Wednesday, June 9! 

For more info about our Summer Small Groups, see here:  Summer Small Groups, for Parents



Jr. High Ministry in Fall 2021

St. Mary's Army (Jr. High Ministry)

Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year will be open towards late summer.

Here is our tentative calendar: Calendar 2021-2022

There are separate tabs for High School and Jr. High. Please note that this calendar is tentative and may be subject to change through Summer 2021. 

Meeting times will likely be the same as last year, with two options:

Sunday afternoon, 4:30-6:00 pm, including 6 pm Mass ~once a month. 

Wednesday evening, 5:30-7:30 pm, including 7 pm daily Mass starting in October. 


Notable Dates for Summer and Fall: 

Totus Tuus -  week-long Vacation Bible School for teens and kids, from July 25-30. This includes a teen portion from Sunday evening through Thursday evening, from 7:00-9:00 pm. This is a great opportunity available at low cost to all 7-12th graders. Teens are also invited to volunteer with the younger grades, between 9:00 and 3:00 pm. Follow the link for registration on this page: Totus Tuus 2021. 

King's Island Day - Saturday August 7 (tentative)

Jr. High Retreat Day - Sunday October 24, from 3:00-8:30 pm (tentative)

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


Mission & Method:

The mission of our Jr. High ministry is to walk with teens on their path of lifelong discipleship. We do this primarily through small group accompaniment. 

Core principles:


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.