Youth Ministry

Ministry to youth is aimed at forming each person in joy and discipleship to Christ. We seek to accompany youth at every

stage of their spiritual journey of faith, from initial curiosity about spiritual realities to the joy of missionary discipleship.

Discipleship to Christ is always the goal of youth ministry and we strive to keep that in the forefront of our time together as a youth group. Discipleship involves the freedom to embrace both the joys and sufferings of life with love and virtue. We encourage our youth to live life to the fullest with contagious joy.

Announcements and updates are posted regularly on a variety of platforms. Select any of the links below to follow us and stay up to date on events!

You can also contact our Youth Minister, John Schmiesing, at john@staugie.com or 419-628-3434.

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FURTHER INSPIRATION

Check out Formed.org page in our Faith Formation portion of this website. Formed.org gives our parish members access to high quality videos and movies, and many other resources.

Or peruse the lists below to find great new podcasts, movies, books, and websites!

PODCASTS:

  • Catholic Stuff You Should Know – Fr. Nathan Goebel, John Nepil, Fr. Michael O’Loughlin & Fr. Mike Rapp chat about a wide variety of Catholic topics in a lively and humorous manner.
  • Fr. Mike Schmitz – Fr. Mike from Ascension Presents answers hot topics and questions about Catholicism in a clear and concise way.
  • Sunday, Sunday, Sunday – Mark Hart talks through the Sunday readings for each week.

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MOVIES:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Steve Rogers, a young man trying to join the military during WWII, is made into a scientifically enhanced super-soldier and finds himself face-to-face with the Nazi menace. Rated PG-13
  • The Passion of the Christ (2004) – The Gospel story of Christ’s passion and death is retold in a moving and remarkably accurate portrayal. PLEASE NOTE: This film is rated R for scenes of graphic violence.
  • The Sound of Music (1965) – A young woman named Maria leaves an Austrian convent to care for a wealthy war hero’s children at a time when Nazi Germany is extending its influence. Rated G

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BOOKS:

  • 100 Things Every Catholic Teen Should Know – Mark Hart & Todd A. Lemieux explain why Catholics believe what they believe and do what they do.
  • Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints – Colleen Swaim retells the lives of several Saints whose lives prove that young people can be holy.
  • Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History – John Bergsma gives deep but understandable insight into how God wrote the story of saving His people.

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WEBSITES:

  • Ascension Presents – A fantastic resource for video, audio, and print resources about faith and religion.
  • The Chastity Project – Jason and Crystalina Evert provide resources to help answer concerns and questions about the beauty of sexuality.
  • Real Life Catholic – Chris Stefanick provides video content and other resources geared toward young people.

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