Faith Formation
Youth and Young Adult Ministries

High School Youth Ministry

Young Apostles: High School Youth Ministry

“This is what is needed: a Church for young people, which will know how to speak to their heart, and enkindle, comfort, and inspire enthusiasm in it with the joy of the Gospel and the strength of the Eucharist…” (St. Pope John Paul II, 1995)
Our St. Mary's Youth Ministry provides opportunities for all high school (Grades 9-12) young people to grow in their faith, find fellowship with peers, and serve others in our community. It is a great place to live out our Catholic faith with friends! 

Our youth ministry is open to all young people regardless of which school they attend or financial ability.  Many events do not have a cost (such as youth group small group discussions). For events that do have a fee to cover the cost of the activity, please confidentially contact Jacob Blackwell ( if you need assistance in order for your child to be able to participate.

There is no fee to be placed on the email list. Any fees associated with events will be communicated. Donations to help fund social and service experiences are heartily welcome.

Please contact Jacob Blackwell with any questions or to be put on the email list, or regularly refer to the parish bulletin or website for any announcements.

UPCOMING EVENTS (view the complete calendar HERE):

Sunday, April 7 & 21: High School Youth Group
Join us for games, snacks, faith sharing and fellowship from 3:45 - 4:45 pm in the Priest's Office at St. John Neumann (adoration chapel side hallway).  
Sunday, April 21: Laser Tag! 
Come enjoy Mass, pizza, & a battle-to-remember of OUTDOOR laser tag!  We’ll gather in Seelos Hall in St. John Neumann on Sunday, April 21st at 4:45 pm, attend the 5 pm Youth Mass, and have dinner and laser tag afterwards. Cost: $15. Click HERE to register!

High School Youth Ministry Contacts

Jacob Blackwell
Youth & Young Adult Minister

Michele Dougherty
Director of Faith Formation

Youth Mass

Every Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m., St. John Neumann holds a Youth Mass. All families, particularly those with middle school and high school students, and all young adults are encouraged to attend. If you would like to help with the Youth Mass as a Lector or volunteer usher, contact Sacristan Barb Rolland at