High School Youth Ministry
Hello & Welcome!
Here at St. Mary of Gostyn Parish, our High School Youth Ministry program seeks first of all to help each member become firmly rooted in Christ as his disciples – both in his Church, his sacraments, and his unending love for us. Because we are rooted in Christ, we take seriously the call to become like Jesus and to grow in virtue and holiness as we aim for heaven - for “the higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ.” (Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati).
SMG Youth Ministry is an opportunity to help youth realize the meaning and purpose of their lives, as well as giving them the chance to encounter Jesus Christ and develop a personal relationship with him as they seek to become joyful saints – for, “holiness is not the luxury of the few. It is a simple duty for you and for me.” (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
SMG YM also strives to provide youth with an opportunity to have FUN, serve others, and develop life-long Christ-centered friendships that help youth to mature, and become the young people God created them to be! This is a place where high-schoolers can find a welcoming community to support them, and a place to dive deeper into a relationship with Christ, friendships with one another, and the riches and beauty the Church offers to us.
All high school students are welcome to join us!!
If you have questions regarding our parish youth ministry program, please email Claire Simeo at [email protected] or call her at 630-969-1063. Ext. 256.
Ongoing SMG Youth Ministry Events
All in-person Youth Ministry events have been cancelled or moved to virtual events through the end of May.
Weekly Virtual Youth Group Nights
Sunday Night Youth Group:
Every Sunday during the school-year we meet from 7:00-9:00pm in the Underground. We are a growing group, and always love new members. You just never know what to expect on Sunday Nights. You might come on a movie night or a bonfire night, be part of a scavenger hunt, play incredibly wacky games, hear one of our volunteers share their witness, or you might learn about the life of a really awesome saint or dig deeper into an aspect of our faith. Regardless, whatever night you come we will have food and prayer!
QUESTIONS? Please contact Claire Simeo, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, (630) 969-1063 Ext. 256 or [email protected]
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Upcoming Events & Trips
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, our Catholic Heart Workcamp trip is cancelled.
We are still tentatively planning on going to the Steubenville Conference. The original June 12th-14th conference was cancelled, but we are hoping to attend the one from July 10th-12th. Please let Claire know ASAP if you would still like to attend!.