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
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]
Upcoming Events & Trips
“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” -1 John 3:1
At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?
As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”
This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us His sons and daughters. Come and experience His overwhelming love for you. You belong here.
Join St. Mary of Gostyn High School Youth Group for this incredible opportunity as we attend The Steubenville Main Campus Youth Conference from June 14-16, 2019 in Steubenville OH.
**Registration will be open soon! Contact Claire if you are interested!
-Financial Aid is available for our Upcoming Trips-