High School 9th-12th Grade Youth Ministry
We are blessed at Saint Monica to have a very active High School Youth Ministry Program in our parish! A continuation of the 7th & 8th Grade program, the High School Youth Group invites the 9th – 12th graders to make even a greater commitment to their faith by attending our regular meetings! We meet every Monday evening (Except the 1st Mondays) from 6:30pm-8:30pm in The Underground, the basement of Founders Hall at Saint Monica Chippewa Site. We discuss various topics, relevant to teenagers, such as priorities, prayer life, making right decisions, regrets, God’s mercy, listening, importance of silence, uniqueness and many more topics that help to form the young men and women who attend these evenings into strong living examples of the Catholic faith. We of course have many exciting snacks each night too! Some of our features include Nacho night, wing night, build your own pizza, taco night, ice cream bar, S’mores and deep fried Oreos, just to name a few favorites!
I understand that the life of a teenager is exhausting at times with all the activities that they are involved in and I ask that even if a teen can come for a night just for 20 minutes, I’d rather them come for 20 minutes than not come at all! Non-Catholics are welcome at our Youth Group as well! I encourage the teens to bring their friends!
We all become stronger in our faith if we surround ourselves with other great Catholic Christian people! Let’s face it, the world we live in is scary right now and filled with a lot of pressure pulling us away from a life with Christ. Saint Monica Parish Youth Group is a place where teens can feel welcome, safe, included; a place where they can talk out their problems, concerns, and share with others. They have a voice in our parish and it starts at Youth Group! I look forward to meeting you!
Mary Ann Schweitzer
Youth & Young Adult Minister
Congratulations to our 2015 Graduates! Below is a group photo taken May 31, 2015 after our graduation mass.