High School


High School

Go HERE to print out the Fall Retreat Permission Form


Kickoff 2018: Aug 19th, 7-9pm

Kickoff 2018 is going to be incredible!!! Simply because we will be able to hangout, play BUBBLE BALL, eat food, play 9-square, listen to music, play gaga ball, receive a FREE t-shirt, etc. All high schoolers are welcome.

  • 7-9pm at St. Gertrude - by the playground (rain location is the parish center

  • All 9-12th graders are welcome. Invite a few friends!

  • Bring the yearlong form and the BUBBLE BALL waiver

Discipleship Cell Competition - August 26th 3-7pm

  • All Discipleship Cells will be competing/playing the game "Bigger or Better"

  • The doors to the school open at 2:45pm. The event begins at 3pm.

  • Discipleship Cells are highly encouraged to organize coordination (ie same color shirt, knee high socks, bandannas, etc). Your leaders will be communicating this with you!

  • Dinner will be provided

  • We will be attending 6pm Mass

  • Please bring a change of clothes for Mass

    ***If you are not assigned a Discipleship Cell, you are still welcome to attend. You will be assigned a Cell based off of your grade.


Communal Meal - September 30th

All the Discipleship Cells will be meeting off-campus this evening from 6-9pm. Meals are necessary for us as humans. Through our experience around the table, it helps us understand the Eucharistic Meal that we celebrate at Mass. This evening, each Cell will participate in an intentional meal by cooking the food, preparing the atmosphere, eating together, and cleaning up! Last year, there were many great stories and moments that have been fruitful for the Cell.

***If you are interested in hosting your child's Discipleship Cell (they will need access to your kitchen, dishes, utensils, etc), please reach out to Megan.



Encounter Cincinnati - October 6

  • Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

  • 6:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Learn to Worship - Psalm 95:1-7

  • Worship, Testimony, Adoration, Confession, Accompaniment

  • All 9th-12th graders from around the Archdiocese are invited to attend.

  • Bring your permission form with you!

Fall Retreat 2018: October 12-14


Come join us for a refreshing weekend away to be with friends / meet new friends, go on an adventure, and enter deep into our yearlong theme "of one heart and mind" (Acts 4:32).  There will be many prayer opportunities including Confession, Mass, Adoration, etc. AND will be ample time to hangout with each other and get to know the other retreatants and Core Team!

  • Retreat will start at 7pm at St. Gertrude

  • Friday evening we will carpool out to Higher Grounds Retreat Center in Indiana

  • We will attend the 12:30pm Mass at St. Gertrude

  • Retreat will end at 2pm (after Mass we will wrap up briefly).


If you are on the fence about attending retreat, I encourage you to consider attending and invite a friend to attend with you...for adventure awaits!

***Core Team will be driving the teens on Friday and Sunday.

If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out.


Oktoberfest - October 28th

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Oktobertfest is our annual October social where we have had apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, homemade root beer, and various other fall activities. We will be at the parish from 7-9pm simply enjoying being together. This is a great break from homework. You are welcome to invite a few friends to come with you!

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Fall Semester 2018

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).

Discipleship Cells

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!