This weekend is Youth 365, our annual youth fundraiser! Youth 365 is designed to replenish our scholarship fund, so that finances will never be an obstacle for our youth to encounter Jesus. The money is also used to aid the expansion of our youth ministry program with great resources, training for our parish teams, and updates in the Youth Room.
We encourage you to stop by our table in the plaza after all Masses this weekend. Please invest in our youth and fill out one of the envelopes. Better yet, grab some friends and complete one of the higher dollar amount envelopes. You can also donate by clicking the link below. Select ‘Youth 365’ in the fund drop-down menu.
Donate Here to Support our Youth!
Youth Ministry at St. John the Baptist
St. John’s Youth Ministry has been thriving and growing! Check out all the different ministry opportunities we offer for our youth!
Middle School Programs
Open Youth Room – Every Tuesday, after school, 15-25 students from SJB middle school gather in the youth room to connect with one another, learn and develop prayer skills and play games as a community! These students have learned and practiced over 5 new forms of prayer!
Wednesday Night Bible Study – Every Wednesday night, 20-30 middle schoolers from our parish gather for small group bible study. Each week, students receive a short lesson on a historical period of the bible before diving into a specific bible story from that time period.
Middle School Youth Group – Once per month, middle schoolers from our community gather for a high-energy evening which culminates in a time of prayer and invitation for a deepening of faith.
High School Programs
High School Youth Group – Every Wednesday night from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm, high school students gather to grow closer to Jesus through prayer and community! We currently are doing a monthly rotation of a prayer night, a topic night, and a social night.
Confirmation – Students in 9-12 grade who are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation meet in small groups on Sunday evenings to learn what it means to be sent on mission by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Catholic Youth Summer Camp – This year we are bringing 65 middle schoolers to camp along with a number of high school leaders! This is always an amazing week of high-energy excitement and beautiful times of prayer, which for many become life-changing events that they look back on for years to come!
Totus Tuus – Every summer we host a week of Totus Tuus. During the day, kids in K-5 attend sessions during the day, while students in grades 6-12 attend an evening program. Each year, there is a different theme so students can learn something new from year to year.
Mission Trip – This year, students currently in grades 9-12 will be traveling to Huntingburg, IN to serve that community. We will be working with Catholic Heart Work Camp, a mission trip company to serve and then engage in evening programming with adoration, confession, and worship.
Steubenville – The Steubenville Conference is a weekend conference that evangelizes, equips, and empowers students to become radical, joyful disciples. Enjoy keynote speakers, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and so much more.