The St. John High School Youth Ministry offers a variety of programs that meet the spiritual needs of our 9-12th grade community of believers by building relationships, participating in service activities and social events, and being a part of the greater Christian community. We will be walking with you through your faith journey teaching you how to respond to real life situations.
Generations of Faith
Tuesday Oct. 16 and Wednesday Oct. 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
All high school students are encouraged to sign up for our St. John parish-wide service event. Generations of Faith begins with a pizza and salad dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. with service to follow. Families are encouraged to sign up and help with this wonderful event. Students will be given a service sheet for school if needed, so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! You can sign up to attend Generations of Faith here. If you would like to donate items for Generations of Faith please click this link
World Youth Day Mass
Sunday, October 21 @ 11:30 a.m.
The World Youth Day Mass is being celebrated this year on Sunday, October 21 at 11:30 a.m. Mass. Youth volunteers are encouraged to take part in this Mass. If you have not been a lector, eucharistic minister, altar server, or hospitality minister before, now is your chance to help! We will make time to train those who are willing to serve as lectors and eucharistic ministers. If you are interested in helping please contact Scott Steinke at firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Youth Night –
A New Hope
Wednesday, October 24 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
in the Youth Room
Join us this Wednesday evening for an opportunity to find out how Jesus can be our new hope. Our youth night will include dodgeball, small group discussions, prayer, and much more. All high school students are invited. Snacks and drinks are provided. Bring a friend and come join the fun!
Trunk N Treat
Sunday, Oct 28 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
St. John Youth Ministry will be participating in Trunk N Treat! Wear a costume and meet at the Youth room at 5:30 p.m. We will drive/walk over together to the Church parking lot for Trunk N Treat where we will pass out candy. After Trunk N Treat is over we will all head over the bonfire pit by Church to enjoy a bonfire with s’mores. Pick up for the event will be by the bonfire pit. This event is for both high school and jr. high students. Please RSVP by e-mail email@example.com by Friday, Oct. 26.
Gaming for a Purpose!
St. John Youth Ministry is partnering with Extra Life for a 12-hour gaming lock-in for charity. This event will be open to students in grade 6 – 12 and will be held on Nov. 2 – Nov. 3, 8 p.m. – 8 a.m. in Favret Hall. Registration forms for this event are available on the parish and in the parish and Church offices. Registration forms are due to the office by Friday, October 26. See below for more information!
Medical Release Form - If you have turned one in for Confirmation/High School Youth Ministry already you do not need to turn this in!
Our night will include a Fortnite tournament (with a prize for our winner!), plenty of pizza for everyone, and plenty of gaming across multiple consoles!
Students are welcome to bring their own video games, video game consoles, televisions, and surge protectors for this event with parental permission. This information is included on the registration form. At the event, we will place masking tape with either the full name or the initials of the youth who has brought their own items to ensure everyone leaves with what they brought.
We will also be live streaming the entire night. I will be bringing my own consoles and we will use my consoles for live streaming our gaming. Our stream will only show gameplay, no faces of any participants will be shown.
Those who attend will assist in promoting our donation page to help raise money for Cincinnati Children’s, where our funds will help fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Our donation page is located here
Volunteers will be needed to chaperone this event! Volunteers will need to be Virtus Trained in order to assist with this event. Volunteers do not have to stay for the whole event. If you are interested in helping with this event, please e-mail Josh Plandowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-777-6433 for more information.
High School Youth Nights
We are shaking things up this year with our high school youth night structure. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. in the youth room and we will gather together for introductions and opening prayer before splitting into small groups.
Our small groups will be divided by grade. We will be in small groups for the first 1 hour of youth night. Small groups will include games, fellowship with peers, prayer, and a chance to grow in your faith. At 7:30 p.m. we will gather back together as a large group for games, fellowship, and closing prayer. Students are more than welcome to leave after small group or come at 7:30 p.m. for large group.
Snacks and drinks will be provided and we take requests! We hope you will join us this year at our youth nights!
A Medical release form is required to attend youth ministry events. Please turn in the appropriate form below.
Under 18 Medical Form
18 & Over Medical Form