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

This fall we will meet in person as much as we can while still staying safe and following Covid-19 guidelines.

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.


Junior High Ministry

Fall Retreat
Thanks for all who helped to put on our fall retreat, and to those who attended. A huge thank you to the NET team of ministers who ran the retreat!

*Students removed masks for only this photo. Masks were worn throughout the day otherwise.


High School Youth Ministry

Girl's Small Group

Open to 9-12th graders. We 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 & how they relate to our lives. We may meet inside the Spirit Center if weather requires.

This small group will move to an online format if Covid-19 guidelines require. Small Groups will be capped at 8 participants, so if interest allows, we will start a second group to accommodate the numbers safely. We will NOT meet the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We will meet:



Boy's Small Group

Open to 9-12th graders. We meet every other Friday from 4-5:30pm. The focus of this small group experience will be on building community and doing service together. This is a great opportunity for highschoolers to get their service hours! 

Small Groups will be capped at 8 participants, so if interest allows, we will start a second group to accommodate the numbers safely. We will meet the following Fridays:



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



High School & Junior High Youth Ministry


Deep Dive Series
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:

December 2nd at St. Albert


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.