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Youth Ministry

Updated: 9/10/21

 Upcoming Events 

Illumination -   September 18  at the Grandstand at the Darke Co Fairgrounds from 5:00-10:30 pm. Grades 7-12 bring a friend (even if they do not attend St. Mary’s Church). The cost is $20.00 for St. Mary’s Church students.

1st First Saturday Devotion - October 2  from 4:00 - 8:30 pm. Grades 7-12 (Parents are invited to this first one!) We will celebrate in Reconciliation, attend Mass, have dinner and then play kickball (Team Kids vs Team Parents!).

Right to Life Chain - October 3 from 1:30-2:30 pm. All students and families meet up at Romer’s Catering.

Have you ever thought of doing an out-of-state mission trip or do you want to meet other Catholics?

My sister and I did both. In June we traveled to Morehead University in Kentucky with our youth leader Beth Jennings, Deacon Mike Meyers and the youth group from St. Denis parish, Versailles. 

Our service project consisted of painting and simple construction or repair work for families in the area who needed a helping hand. We stayed and had our meals in the Newman Center on campus. When supper was over we attended Mass and then gathered in a large circle to reflect on our spiritual life. 

The people we met were very welcoming and appreciated our help. - Kelly and Kaitlin Combs



Why are we here? 

What is life all about? 

What happens when we die?

What: The Search is an innovative video series by Chris Stefanick that asks the big questions.

Who: This summer 7th - 12th graders are invited to a new process of prayer, video input, reflection, and small group discussion.  

When: Sessions are on Wednesdays, June 9  through August 4.  Each session runs from 7 - 8:30 pm.  

June 23 will be a special fun session and July 7 will be off.

Where: In the Saint Mary’s school building

The Search is available on formed.org under programs/faith formation. A trailer and the 7 sessions are available to all parishioners. 

For more information: https://www.thesearchbegins.org/

Facilitators for the evenings will be Beth Jennings, Paul Myers, Beth Arnold, Katelyn Livingston and Kent Holmes.

Individuals will be grouped with others around their age. 

Attending any of the sessions satisfies the Confirmation retreat requirement.