Jess is a 2017 graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied Psychology. It was at UD that she felt a deepening of her faith through involvement in Campus Ministry and felt called to pursue work in Youth Ministry. After graduation, she participated in the Marianist PULSE Year of Service program, through which she worked as a full-time staff member at Victory Project, a faith-based after school program for disadvantaged male youth in Dayton, and lived in financial solidarity with those whom she served. Jess is thrilled to be on staff at Saint Albert the Great as Youth Minister and truly feels this is in answer to God's calls.
Mission Statement: Inspire the youth to become loving disciples of Jesus by: creating an inclusive space where teens form genuine, God-centered relationships; engaging youth in faith formation through catechesis curriculum nd small group discussions; and empowering the youth to encounter God in life-changing ways.
Vision: Bring them in. Build them up. Send them forth.
St. Albert Youth Ministry continues to gather for youth ministry virtually through Zoom on Wednesdays and Sundays every week. Read on to learn about them, and join the email list to receive the up to date links for these opportunities.
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ALL students in grades 6-12 are invited to gather with us every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30pm. We will spend time socializing & catching up for the first half hour, and then Brody will lead a rosary for us from 3-3:30pm. Participants are welcome to tune in at 2:30pm for the whole meeting, or just 3pm for prayer.
Wednesday Night Lectio Divina
Wednesday evenings at 6pm, Life Teen hosts "Lectio Live", a digital small group for teens, where we pray through one of the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. Join the Live Stream here.
Sunday Night SAYM
SAYM will meet virtually every Sunday night from 4:30-6:15PM. LifeTeen is live streaming worship and testimonies through their Youtube channel on Sunday nights. We will all gather on Zoom to watch and process these Youth Group nights together. We will be combining our age based youth groups into one for these meetings, which means these meetings are open to all students 6th-12th grade.
4:30pm Join the Zoom call.
5:00pm Together watch the Global Youth Night, hosted by LifeTeen.
5:30pm All hop back into the same Zoom meeting as earlier to process the testimony together in small groups.
One on One Discipleship
If you would like to meet with me one on one to walk in faith together, this opportunity is for you! This is an experience I can mold to fit your needs and schedule, meeting over video chat as often as you like and covering whatever topics you are interested in.
Our mission trip has been cancelled for the summer due to the risks associated with COVID-19. We will plan to go next year instead.
Know of my continued prayers for you. If you or someone you love would like to connect, or has a prayer request I can pray for, please let me know. May the peace and love of Christ be with you all.