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Register for Youth Ministry programs HERE.


Sign up to volunteer your time and talents for the Youth Ministry HERE.

Access our SignUpGenius HERE.


Monetary gifts to help with Youth Ministry operations
can be made HERE.


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Each program includes retreat and service opportunities as well as Advent and Lent enrichment. High schoolers will have trip opportunities with Diocesan events encouraged including TEC, Steubenville, the National March for Life, the Canoe Trip, SEEK, and more!



YM Spark Icon yellow small 26th Graders, are you ready?!? This program is for you! Spark is for all 6th graders from any school. We generally meet at 4:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. Our next meeting is on May 3, 2023! Register for Youth Ministry to receive information on Before-Spark Care from 3:30-4:00 pm.



YM Ignite Icon orange smallOnce a month Sunday nights, 6:15-7:30 pm, Ignite nights are large group events designed to ignite faith and zeal within 7th & 8th Graders’ souls. Ignite includes snacks, games, lessons, small groups, and prayer. Ignite culminates for 8th graders in a Blaze retreat that gets students ready for high school and is an induction into the Blaze high school program. Our next meeting is on May 7 at 6:15 pm.



YM Blaze Icon yellow smallHigh school youth ministry nights for 9th & 10th Graders designed to set hearts ablaze with faith and the desire to live it out. Wednesday nights from 8:00-9:15, 9th & 10th graders, join together for snacks, games, lessons, small groups, prayer, and discussions. We're currently in the off season, but stay tuned for upcoming spring and summer events!



YM Fireside Icon orange small"Godteen style" fellowship groups for 11th & 12th Graders that meet weekly with a couple from our parish to learn and share how to keep the fire of faith burning in their hearts and homes. Email Sara Racicot if you haven't been placed in a Fireside Group yet.


YM Volunteers Icon yellow smallFireside follows a 10-week schedule each semester that avoids the time after Thanksgiving through the New Year as well as from Easter through the summer. Youth Ministry is in charge of all off-season or out of home events, you will not be expected to plan or coordinate anything beyond your home meetings. We have a very excited, invested, and deep group of Juniors ready for a relationship with you and your family! If you are feeling called to this ministry in our parish or have any questions please email Sara-Racicot@cdolinc.net.


YM Torch Icon orange smallHelp younger students, inspire each other, and set others on fire by joining the Torch Team. Torch Team members will help pass the torch of faith on through their example and presence among the youth ministry programs and events as well as through helping the youth ministry coordinator in various ways. Contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator to apply or fill out this ONLINE FORM.



YM School Outreach Icon yellow smallEast High, Lux, St. Joseph, and Pius X Students, be on the lookout for Youth Ministry events at your school during the school year!





YMAT exists to support the youth ministry coordinator, and to provide accountability, stability, and vision to the program. YMAT consists of four couples, with at least one couple from a family who utilizes the CCD program. Couples serve two years each and in this time meet with the team and youth ministry coordinator consistently.


YM Service Icon orange smallTHANK YOU to all who served at Matt Talbot, provided casseroles, and prayed for our February 26 service date! Our friends at Matt Talbot loved your meals and your generosity.


Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach

MattTalbot OrangeDots 1 inchWe started serving at MTKO this past spring, and we will continue through the 2022-2023 school year! We'll serve the 4th Sunday of each month at their dinner time starting August 28th. (Note: We are skipping September.) As always, youth volunteers, adult volunteers, and casserole bakers (recipe link below) are needed for every date. Check out the newly-formatted SignUp Genius link below, now with TABS for each of our service dates! Our next service opportunity is at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm!

SignUp Genius for May 28 Matt Talbot!

Casserole Recipe

As with all our service dates through this past spring and summer, your time and talents are so appreciated by those we serve, and we are thankful for YOUR help each month! If you have any questions, please contact Sara Racicot.


Volunteer Forms and Resources

Safe Environment and Defensive Driving Training can be found HERE.

Download the Private Vehicle Use Form HERE.


For Parents:

Download this PHOTO AND MEDIA PERMISSION FORM and return to Sara Racicot when completed.


Diocesan Events:

Find out what diocesan youth events are happening at the link below!