Junior High Youth Ministry is for grades 6-8. The Junior High youth ministry will meet on the first Saturday and have a Jr. High Youth Night where they will experience their faith in ways that will challenge and excite them. Jr. High Youth Ministry will also join the High School Youth Group for service events both in and outside of the parish, and for other events outside the parish.
Junior High Nights
Generations of Faith
Tuesday Oct. 16 and Wednesday Oct. 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
All jr. high 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 email@example.com
Jr. High Youth Night
Saturday Oct. 20 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for this month’s fun as we enjoy a basketball themed night of fun. Get ready to compete in our knockout tournament, play a few different variations of basketball, and much more! As always, we will enjoy a pizza dinner to start. Snacks and drinks are provided. Don’t forget to bring a friend to join in on the fun. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 19 by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A medical release form is required to attend. If you haven’t turned one in, please bring it with you to the event!
Medical Release Form – This form will cover all on campus events through July 2019
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.
Junior High Youth Nights will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month October through December and on the 1st Saturday of each month January through May. Our first youth night is on Saturday September 8th due to the Confirmation Retreat. We will meet in the Youth Room in Favret Hall from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. when the junior high youth night ends. We will provide pizza as dinner for the youth. Junior high youth nights will involve faith & scripture-based activities, discussions, and experiences.
Parents, we encourage you to volunteer! Parental involvement is critical for faith development. If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Adult Volunteer requirement page and please contact Josh Plandowski at email@example.com or 513-777-6433, ext. 114, for more information.
medical release form
A medical release form is required to attend events on campus. The form can be accessed here.