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! 

 

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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.