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 6 through 12. 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.

Our mission is to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ engaged in the life and mission of the Church.


DOGS (Depending On God Seriously)

Middle School Grades 6-8: meet Wednesday nights 6-8 p.m. in the Youth House (also known as the Den). Join us for food, fellowship and fun! The Den opens at 2 p.m. for teens to do homework, study and hang out before the meeting. Adult supervision is provided.

LIONS (the Lord Is Our Navigator, Sweet)

High School Grades 9-12

Sunday Social: meet in the Youth House (also known as the Den) Sunday evenings 5-8 p.m. Join us in the Den for dinner, games and discussions on how to walk like Jesus in our daily lives.

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 parent involvement.

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For more information about Youth Ministry programs, please contact Jeff Falanga at 352-787-6354 ext. 251.


Youth Ministry Registration Forms