Youth Ministry

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

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 and small group discussions; and empowering the youth to encounter God in life-changing ways.

Vision: Bring them in. Build them up. Send them forth.

 

A personal note from Jess:

My time at St. Albert has come to a bittersweet end. As of July 30th, I will resign my post as Youth Minister to study Mental Health Counseling in full time graduate school at UD. My last day of work will be July 23. Thank you for all of the prayers and support that has kept St. Albert Youth Ministry, and me, thriving over the last three years.  It has been a great joy to serve each of you & your families. I take my next steps forward knowing that my path has been formed by the last three years at St. Albert. Without the last three years, I would not be sure that Counseling is where God is calling me now! My final activities with the youth group will be our High School Mission Week and the Junior High Summer of Service days. 

Highlights of Jess' time with us at St. Albert the Great

Register for Summer of Service (Junior High) and M.I.M.B.Y. Mission Week (High School) here.

All other events, register here.

Join the email list to receive up to date information all Youth Ministry opportunities: http://eepurl.com/dMXDKA  

 

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

For teens entering 6th-8th grade in the fall. 


Summer of Service (S.O.S)

We will accept registrations through 7/5. Register here. 

Anyone going into 6-8th grade next year is invited to our Summer of Service experience! Every Tuesday during the month of July, we with come together to serve our Dayton community and bond with one another. We gather at 8:30a.m. for prayer and short programing on Catholic social teaching and then leave for worksites from 9-12.  Return for lunch and then participate in a fun social activity such as a water park, going bowling, mini-golfing, etc. in the afternoon.  Usually ending around 3:30/4p. 

Cost: $60,  Please deliver cash or check to St. Albert Parish Office. Checks should be made out to ASCENSION.

 

One on One Discipleship

Register with this link. 

If you feel unsafe meeting in person or in groups, or would like to meet with me one on one to walk in faith together, this opportunity is for you! This is an experience we can mold to fit your needs and schedule, meeting over video chat or in person as often as you like and covering whatever topics you are interested in. 

 

 

High School Only



Girl's Small Group
Register with this link. 


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We meet in person every Sunday from 12:15-1PM. Open to 9-12th graders.

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.

"Wednesdays with the Word" Bible Study for High Schoolers
Register with this link. 

This opportunity is open to all high school students regardless of what school you go to! 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.

 

One on One Discipleship

Register with this link. 

If you feel unsafe meeting in person or in groups, or would like to meet with me one on one to walk in faith together, this opportunity is for you! This is an experience we can mold to fit your needs and schedule, meeting over video chat or in person as often as you like and covering whatever topics you are interested in.