Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry- Grades 6-12

What is Catholic Youth Ministry? It is everything that a parish community does to engage young people into the life and mission of the Church. It is a ministry for, by, with and to young people in grades six through twelve. St. Paul’s follows the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document on comprehensive youth ministry, Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. For a brief overview of this document please click here.
The Catholic Community of St. Paul’s Youth Ministry mission is to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ engaged in the life and mission of the Church.




Parents matter… a lot!

The National Study of Youth and Religion has shown that parents are the most important factor in the faith lives of adolescents. Additionally, the Catholic Church recognizes that parents are the first examples for their children’s faith. With that in mind, St. Paul’s youth ministry welcomes and encourages parental involvement.

Parents who feel called to join in this ministry may contact CindyKay “CK” Graham, Youth Ministry Coordinator, in the Youth Ministry office at (352) 787-6354 x 269 or via email at

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Our Youth Ministry welcomes teens to enter into ministry groups at any time. Friends, Catholic and non-Catholic, are welcome to join us.

Jr. High Grades 6-8: DOGS (Depending On God Seriously) meet Wednesday nights 6pm-8pm in the Youth HOUSE (also known as the DEN). Join us for food, fellowship and fun! The DEN opens at 2:00pm for teens to do homework, study or hang out before the meeting from 6-8pm. Proper adult supervision is provided.

Senior High Grades 9-12: LIONS (the Lord Is Our Navigator, Sweet) meet in the Youth House (also known as the DEN) Saturday evenings 5-7pm. You are encouraged to attend the 4pm mass and join us afterwards in the DEN for lunch, games and discussions on how to walk like Jesus in our daily lives, or come at 5 and stay for the 7pm Mass in Spanish.

For more information, please contact CindyKay “CK” Graham in the Youth Ministry office at (352) 787-6354 x 269 or via email at

Youth Ministry Registration Forms