Youth Ministry


Coordinator of Youth Ministry 
Jess de Groot, 937-298-1122 x289
Cell:  410-812-4930
Email: [email protected]

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.


If you would like to receive weekly updates about what we have going on in youth ministry, please email me at [email protected] and I will add you to my email list.


Middle School
Open to all 7th and 8th graders, with 6th graders welcome to join spring semester. Youth Group is a place for middle schoolers to encounter Christ and be empowered to build Christ-centered friendships with each other while serving our parish community and deepening their faith through prayerful experiences. We provide a catechesis curriculum through our regular meetings, as well as organize hands-on service projects, retreats, and mission trips. Middle School Youth Group meets every other Thursday from 5-7pm in the Spirit Center.

Follow this link to join the Middle School "Remind" Group Message to receive weekly updates about meetings.


High School

Open to all 9th-12th graders, with 8th graders invited to join spring semester after Confirmation. Youth Group is a place for high schoolers to build community with other Catholic high schoolers, ask whatever questions are on their mind, and find accompaniment towards the answers. We provide a catechesis curriculum through our small-group style meetings, as well as service projects, retreats, and connection to Dayton-wide events. We meet every other Friday afternoon from 3:30pm-5pm. 

 Follow this link to join the High School "Remind" Group Message to receive weekly updates about meetings.


 Mission Trips

Saint Albert has a long-standing tradition of going on mission during the summer months. This past June, our High Schoolers traveled to St. Louis Missouri! Check out the photos below.