High School Youth Ministry
Who is High School Ministry for?
Our High School Ministry is meant for any 9-12th graders in public school, Catholic school, or home-school. Our youth ministry is open to all teens at St. Mary and St. Augustine! Our vision is for every parish teen to belong to a small group, for 7-12th grade.
What is it and why join?
Our youth ministry is primarily a small group ministry. Our goal is to build up small group community where every teen belongs to a small group of friends, 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 discussion on a given topic. Don’t think classrooms – think small groups!
As a high school group, we also have other opportunities throughout the year such as mission trips and conferences.
How to join:
Parents can register your teen here: Youth Ministry Registration, 2021-2022.
For more info, please contact Youth Minister Jeffrey Kremer at [email protected].
Calendar and Schedule:
Our high school ministry meets on Sunday nights, from 7:00-8:30 pm, at St. Mary in the Parish Center. Teens are invited to attend 6 pm Mass beforehand, and then come downstairs!
Here is our Tentative Calendar 2021-2022 (see different tabs for Jr. High and High School)
Meet The Team
Our HS ministry is run by a vibrant team of volunteers. You can read more about them here: Meet the Team.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact Youth Minister Jeffrey Kremer at [email protected].
Upcoming Special Events:
NCYC: The National Catholic Youth Conference is held every two years in Indianapolis. This year, it will take place from Nov 18-21, 2021. The conference in 2019 was attended by around 22,000 youth from around the country. Our parish sent a group of 8 teens. This year, we have 20 spots available. An application is available here: NCYC Student Application, 2021. If interested, please fill out and return to the parish office as soon as possible, and Nov 1 at the latest. The trip is open to all 9-12th grade.
Summer Mission Trip - Dates and Location to be announced in Fall 2021!
Past Events, 2021
Mission Trip: This summer, we traveled to Morganton, NC for a mission trip with Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC). Dates were between June 27-July 2, 2021. Stay in tune for next year's trip, open to all rising freshmen to graduating seniors!
Totus Tuus: Our parish hosted Totus Tuus, Vacation Bible School, from July 25-30! Thanks to everyone who participated in the teen portion and volunteered during the day.