High School Youth Ministry
High School Ministry:
Registration for summer small groups is now open! 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!
Here is our summer calendar: Summer 2021 Calendar. Please see separate tabs for Jr. High, High School ministry, and Special Events!
High School summer small groups will meet on Sunday evenings between ~Memorial Day to Labor Day. We'll meet weekly from 7:00-8:30 pm. Families and teens are invited to attend 6 pm Mass beforehand!
Our Summer Launch will be on Sunday, June 6!
For more info about our Summer Small Groups, see here: Summer Small Groups, for Parents.
What we do:
Our mission as a youth ministry is to walk with teens in their path of lifelong discipleship. Our weekly sessions includes a blend of games, sports, sharing faith, and sharing life.
Who can register?
We want all teens at St. Mary and St. Augustine to participate and belong to a small group. Teens are also welcome to bring friends! During the summer, it is open to all rising freshmen through graduating seniors.
For more information about our youth ministry, please contact youth minister Jeffrey Kremer.
Tentative Calendar for 2021-2022: Calendar 2021-2022
See separate tabs for Jr. High and High School.
Notable Events for Summer and Fall, 2021:
Mission Trip: This summer, we'll be traveling to Morganton, NC for a mission trip with Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC). Dates are between June 27-July 2, 2021. The trip is open to all rising 9th graders through graduating seniors.
Totus Tuus: Our parish is hosting Totus Tuus, Vacation Bible School, from July 25-30! This includes a teen portion from Sunday evening through Thursday evening. 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.
Underclassmen Retreat: We are looking into an off-site, weekend retreat on September 24-26, with St. Henry and Our Lady of Good Hope. Location TBD! This retreat will be offered for all 9th and 10th graders, with upperclassmen assisting as leaders. A potential theme is Unlocking the Gifts of Confirmation. This is a great way to build small group community and start off a new year strong!
NCYC: The National Catholic Youth Conference is held every two years in Indianapolis. This year, it will take place from Nov 17-20, 2021. The conference in 2019 was attended by around 22,000 youth from around the country. Our parish sent a group of 8 teens. We are planning on participating again; this is open to all 9-12th grade! More information will be made available over the summer.