High School Youth Ministry

What is HS+?

HS+ is youth ministry for high schoolers plus 8th graders. It is open to teens in public school, Catholic school, or home-school. You do not have to be Christian or Catholic to join. Our intention is to talk about topics from a Catholic lens. Each week includes time to hang-out, pray together, and meet as a small group. Many weeks will have a teaching or testimony by an adult leader. 

We meet at St. Mary downstairs, in the Parish Center most Sundays from 7:00-8:30 pm. 


How to join:

Registration for 2022-2023 is now available here! Please sign up in advance of coming. Youth Ministry 2022-2023

Cost to participate is $65 for one teen and $130 for two or more. The link for payment will be provided at the end of registration. 

For any questions, 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 for the year. Please see different tabs for Sunday, Wednesday, and Confirmation prep. Youth Ministry Calendar, 2022-2023


Why join?

It seems our culture has a major problem. It tells us that our happiness depends on ‘discovering’ our true identity, but we’re on our own to do that. It tells us we can make ANY choice we want without consequences - which is basically the same as saying our choices don't matter. It tells us 'you do you,' but leaves us adrift on our own, to determine the answers to any real questions in life.

The Christian response says something different. Our identity is rooted in something more secure - we are children of God. Our happiness is found in God alone. Our choices do matter and make a difference. We were made to be in relationship with God and others. It's as important as ever to have a community of people to live that identity. And that's what HS+ is about. Rooting our identity in Christ, going on mission with him, and recognizing our destiny to be with him forever. 



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. 


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].


Photo Gallery:




Past Events, 2022

Mission Trip: In June 2022, we traveled to New Castle, PA for our annual mission trip with Catholic Heart Workcamp. Thanks to everyone who came on the trip with us and for all the great work during the week!


Mission Trip: In summer 2021, 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 2021! Thanks to everyone who participated in the teen portion and volunteered during the day.