We would like to celebrate all that the Lord has done in our hearts and our community this school year through the End-of-the-Year Party! We will be honoring the seniors and having a special drawing for the 8th graders!
When: May 10th from 7-10pm
Where: St. Gertrude Parish Center
Who: All 8-12th graders (your friends are welcome as well so extend an invitation!!!)
What: Messy Games, Bonfire, Food, Board Games
Every summer, St. Gertrude Parish hosts a parish festival to gather parishioners and friends together to catch up, meet each other, and enjoy the summer as a parish family! The High School and Jr. High Youth Ministry will be heading up the Welcome Table. We will simply be greeting those attending the festival, handing out freezy pops, making rosaries that we will donate, jumping rope, and simply engaging in conversation.
***We need your help! Sign up for a shift via this link and invite your friends to do the same. This is a great time to reconnect with your youth ministry friends, meet other teens from the parish, and serve the parish by giving your time! If you need service hours, these will count! It’s going to be a bunch of fun!
Check out the Abide Conference flyer and invite your friends to consider attending!
Brace yourself…this summer, High School Youth Ministry will be taking an overnight to Hocking Hills State Park to get outside and enjoy the beauty for nature. We will begin with 8am Sunday Mass at St. Gertrude, carpool to Hocking Hills, explore the park, go on a hike, have a bonfire, sleep in cabins, etc. It is going to be an incredible time! Registration will open below at 8am on April 1st (no joke).
Help us spread the word cause it’s going to be lit! Here is the Hocking Hills Overnight Flyer!
This event seeks to invite teens to behold the authentic joy of the Christian community, to cultivate an interest in the gospel through beauty, and to propose Jesus Christ as the answer to their deepest desires. Think a festival feel with competition games, food, music, etc. The hope is that you are able to invite a friend who may not be involved in youth ministry to attend!
Registration will open on our website on June 1st!
Spring Semester 2019
High School Youth Ministry will meet on Sundays from 7-9pm at the parish. Every 9th-12th grader is welcome to attend all of our events and is encouraged to invite friends to join! All teens who attend must bring a completed permission form, which can be found here. Please contact us if you have any questions!
This year, in our Discipleship Cells (aka Small Groups), we are going to look at the community of the early Church through the lens of our theme "of one heart and mind" (Acts 4:32).
The High School Youth Ministry Program at St. Gertrude is comprised of Discipleship Cells. These single-sex grade-based small groups help foster deep friendships and an environment conducive to mentorship and a support in the spiritual life. The Discipleship Cells will be meeting every Sunday from 7-9pm at the parish. Each Discipleship Cell contains about 7-10 teens and are led by 2-3 trained adults. If you are interested in being plugged into a Discipleship Cell or would like more information, please return to our 'Home' Page scroll to the bottom and email us!