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Sign up to volunteer your time and talents for the Youth Ministry under the individual groups.


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Upcoming High School Off-Season events!


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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 Grade youth group designed to take the spark of faith and grace from Confirmation to a whole new level! SPARK takes place from 4:00-5:15 pm* the first Wednesday of every month October-December and February-May. 

Our next meeting is on October 4, 2023! 

*Before Spark Care is available by signup from 3:30-4:00 pm.

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YM Ignite Icon orange smallOnce a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month, from 6:15-7:30 pm, IGNITE is a large group event designed to ignite faith and zeal within 7th & 8th Graders. IGNITE includes snacks, games, lessons, small groups, and prayer. Our next meeting is on October 1, 2023!

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YM Blaze Icon yellow smallOn Wednesday nights from 8:00-9:15 pm, 9th & 10th graders join together for snacks, games, lessons, small groups, prayer, and discussions. BLAZE sets hearts ablaze with faith and the desire to live it out! 

Fall Semester: 9/13-11/15
Spring Semester: 1/10-3/20

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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.

Fall Semester: 9/13-11/15
Spring Semester: 1/10-3/20

To be placed in a Fireside group, click below!

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Fireside Volunteers!
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 smallThe Torch Team is made up of High School students who help lead, inspire, and set others on fire! Team members help with SPARK, IGNITE, and BLAZE, and they also serve the Parish through various events throughout the year. There is an application process to join the Torch Team as well as a size limit for this group. 

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YM School Outreach Icon yellow smallSt. Joe's Youth Ministry comes to YOUR school for various School Outreach ministries. Check out the bulletin for SpartanCatholic at East High, LightningCatholic at Lux Middle School, and a variety of opportunities at St. Joseph School and Pius X High School.

Lincoln East students:
Join us for SpartanCatholic on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:15 am and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:15 pm!
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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 have served at Matt Talbot, provided casseroles, and prayed for our past service dates! Our friends at Matt Talbot love your meals and your generosity.


Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach

MattTalbot OrangeDots 1 inchWe serve at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach on the 4th Sunday of each month at their dinner time. As always, youth volunteers, adult volunteers, and casserole bakers (recipe link below) are needed for every date. Check out the SignUp Genius link below. Our next service opportunity is at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 4:00 pm!

SignUp Genius for the January 28th Matt Talbot!

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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.


YM Off Season Icon yellow smallWhen we're not in our regular programming season, there are still lots of "off-season" events to get involved in during summer and winter breaks. All are at 8:00 pm. A few examples for the 2023-2024 school year include:

Fire 'n Ice(cream) on Wednesdays in the summer
Holy Parties of Obligation on December 7 and May 9
Off-Season Adoration on December 20 and April 24
Competitive Extreme Easter Egg Hunt on April 17


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!