Youth Ministry

UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS:

 * Middle School Youth Group:
2nd and 4th Sundays from 6:30-8:00 pm
Next Meeting: July 9th

 * High School Youth Group:
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm
Next Meeting: July 11th

* Young Adult Bible Study:
Thursdays from 6-7 pm
Open to HS grads & those in their 20's
Next Meeting: July 13th

* High School Summer Book Club:
Thursdays from 8-9 pm

Next Meeting: July 13th

* Family Dinner Night:
Monthly on a Sunday from 6:30-8 pm
Next Meeting: August 6th
Family Movie Night on the Lawn
(Please RSVP with Stacey)



For additional information on any event,
please contact 
Stacey Rains
.

 
OUR MISSION:
The mission of the St. Paul Youth Program is to help our teens grow in knowledge and love of God, en-kindling in them a desire to serve Him and their neighbor.  We are a relational youth ministry.

We focus on:
 * Relationships - among teens and with adults
 * Interior growth over numerical growth
 * The absolute centrality of prayer

YOUTH MINISTRY VS. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:
The Religious Education Program includes catechetical classes and sacramental preparation for K-12th graders.  Religious Education is focused on catechizing (directly teaching the truths of the faith) the young people in the parish.  For more information on the Religious Education program, please click here.

Youth Ministry is meant to complement Religious Education by focusing on discipleship - how to follow Jesus within the Church.  Discipleship flows from and leads to learning about our Catholic faith.  This youth program works with teens through meetings, special projects, and programs.

Stay up to date with Youth Ministry!  To be added to our email list, select "Youth Ministry eNews" from the parish email sign-up page.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP (Grades 6-8):
Middle School Youth Group meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month during the school year from 6:30-8:00pm in the youth room within the church basement.  Meetings will include a variety of topics and fun games to grow in the faith.  All middle school students are welcome!



HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP (Grades 9-12):High School Youth Group 2015
High School Youth Group meets weekly during the school year, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm in the youth room within the church basement.  Each Month, we try to do 2 catechetical nights (learning about our faith), 1 issue night (topics that teens are dealing with), and 1 social night (focused only on fun).  All are welcome.  No need to register; you can just show up!


OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS:
MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
* An opportunity for 6th-8th graders to take a step back from their daily life and grow closer to God at Prairie Star Ranch
VOCATION VACATION
* A chance for guys and girls to visit multiple religious orders at once to see how they live and serve the Church

 

YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMER TRIPS

Tip: Select the name of each summer trip for more information.
PRAYER AND ACTION
* A week-long local mission trip allowing youth to grow in prayer and serve the community
STEUBENVILLE CONFERENCE AND CANOE TRIP
* Get on fire with your faith at the conference in Springfield, MO!  Afterward, have fun, build friendships, and apply what was learned at the conference during a float trip down the river in the Missouri Ozarks.

For questions or additional information regarding the Youth Ministry Program at St. Paul Parish, please contact Stacey Rains.