STL Gathering for Youth Ministers

This school year we are continuing to gather with fellow youth leaders for fellowship, prayer, and collaboration. We have already had three gatherings. The first was in August at the OYM office, the second was a fun-filled fellowship at Rosalita’s Cantina, and our most recent was a special gathering hosted by Kristina Radley at Duschene High School for both youth and campus ministers. Last year we invited campus ministers to join us for the first time and both gatherings have sparked great conversation and collaboration. We meet with youth ministers every month to discuss various topics in youth ministry. Campus ministers are always welcome to join; twice a year our gatherings will focus solely on youth minister and campus minister collaboration.

Our STL Gathering of youth ministers will be traveling to different locations and talking about a variety of topics. If you are a youth minister, please mark your calendar and join us this year. Here is a look at the upcoming STL Gatherings:

·         October 9thTime: 9:30 AM Location: St. Mary Magdalen Topic: Talk about, “Going, Going, Gone.” We will be discussing the reasons why young people are leaving the Church.

·         November 13th Time: 9:30 AM Location: Sts. Joachim & Ann Topic: Parent Involvement & Family Ministry.

·         December 4thTime: 9:00 AM Location: Sacred Heart – Valley Park Topic: Advent Prayer Breakfast with Fr. Brian Fallon.

·         January 8thTime: 9:30 AM Location: STL Life Teen Office Topic: CORE Team Dynamics

·         February 26th - Time: 3:30 PM LocationSt. Joseph's Academy Topic: Campus Ministry and Youth Ministry Collaboration

·         March 5th Time: 9:30 AM Location: St. Clement of Rome Topic: Idea Swap

·         April 10thTime: 9:00 AM to 3 PM Location: White House Jesuit Retreat Topic: Lenten Mini-Retreat with Fr. Anthony Wieck, SJ

·         May STL Gathering is TBA

We look forward to seeing you at these awesome events!