Youth Ministry



Coordinator of Youth Ministry 
Jess de Groot, 937-293-1191 x289
Cell:  410-812-4930
Email: [email protected]

Jess is a 2017 graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied Psychology. At UD 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 have been on staff for the last 2 years at Saint Albert the Great.

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.


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Fall Session 2020

Youth Ministry will kick off on Wednesday, September 2nd. This fall will look a bit scaled down compared to past years, as we have to make adjustments for Covid-19 guidelines and the limited availability of our adult volunteers.


COVID-19 STATEMENT: Registration is MANDATORY for participation under Archdiocese Covid-19 regulations. Details and registration for each individual opportunity can be found below. If attending any event, you MUST bring a mask with you. We will wear masks at all times unless seated and eating. We will meet outside as much as possible and social distance at all times. All students are encouraged to stay home if they have a fever, cough, congestion, or otherwise do not feel well.




High School Youth Ministry

Girl's Small Group

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We are launching a brand new experience this fall through our girl's small group, open to 9-12th graders. Starting September 6th we will meet every other Sunday for 11am mass at St. Albert (optional) followed by going to Hill's & Dales metropark where we will talk through the mass readings, homily, and how it relates to our lives. We will go for a hike if weather allows. This small group will move to an online format if schools close down. Small Groups will be capped at 10 participants, so if interest allows, we will start a second group to accommodate the numbers safely. We will meet every other Sunday:

September 20th
October 4th
October 18th
November 1st
November 15th


Boy's Small Group
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Open to 9-12th graders. We will start Friday September 25th, meeting from 4-5:30pm. The focus of this small group experience will be on building community with one another and serving our community. Small Groups will be capped at 10 participants, so if interest allows, we will start a second group to accommodate the numbers safely. We will meet every other Friday:



"Wednesdays with the Word"
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This opportunity is open to all high school students! Join me at the Fraze Pavilion to spend time in fellowship and digging into the Word. We meet from 1-2PM.



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All high schoolers may join us for this amazing night of praise, worship, testimony and Eucharistic Adoration. This takes place on September 20th at Ascension Catholic Parish from 6:30-8:30pm. 


High School & Junior High Youth Ministry


Deep Dive Series
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We are collaborating again with Ascension's YM to bring you "Deep Dive", a Wednesday night experience of faith! "Deep Dive" gives teens a chance to meet other catholic teens and learn about specific topics that interest them. 

First Wednesday of each month, 6pm-8pm.

All teens incoming 7th grade-12th grade.  

We will continue to partner with Ascension for this opportunity so that teens who met during the summer session can stay in touch. We will switch off locations:

September 2nd at Ascension
October 7th at St Albert
November 4th at Ascension
December 2nd at St. Albert


Fall Retreat

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Mark your calendar, & save your spot! We will be putting on a NET day-retreat for our 7-8th graders on November 1st. 



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. 

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.