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 We strive to fulfill our mission by...

1. Providing opportunities for our youth, together with their parents, to experience the love and hear the call of our Lord Jesus Christ;
2. Empowering the youth and adults we serve to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today; 
3. Inspiring the youth to keep Christ at the center of their lives, in the midst of His Church, beyond their school years.

Faith Enrichment for the 2019 - 2020 school year is now open!

Click here for Half - TYME Enrollment Instructions and forms.

Click here for TYME Enrollment Instructions and forms.

Classes begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 beginning with Youth Mass at 6:00 pm followed by dinner for the whole family.

Confirmation enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open.  

Click here for Enrollment Instructions and forms for both Year 1 & Year 2 candidates.

Registration deadline is August 28, 2019

 

Youth Advisory Council - (Grades 9-12)

Being a youth leader is a  great experience! You deepen your relationship with Christ,  build community with others and strengthen your leadership skills. It also allows you to utilize and share your talents.  Members on the youth advisory council (YAC) attend monthly meetings, plan  and run  youth events, lead prayer, plus more.  Being a member of the YAC requires time, patience, and service, so please consider this when applying. If interested  in learning more about the youth advisory council, e-mail Jo Anna Bannister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Babysitting - (Grades 9-12)

Do you enjoy working with young children? Here at St. John of Nepomuk we offer babysitting at various meetings and special events to allow parents of young children engage in fellowship and to be spiritually nourished. If you are interested in this important ministry you must be at least 14 years old and have received safe environment training. For more information contact Reyne Vanderburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Events - (Grades 6-12)

Volunteering and participating in special events can build bonds and community that will make memories of being a part of your youth group invaluable. We have several events throughout the year that need youth helpers. Some examples:  Children's Christmas party, parish picnic, concession stands, etc. These events are a great source for service hours as well. For more information contact Jo Anna Bannister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Service Impact - (Grades 6-12)

This ministry allows youth to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy by serving the church community and the local community with necessary need. Service Impact allows growth in understanding how to assist in solving  community issues while building faith. We provide several opportunities volunteer out as a youth group. A few examples are:  Regional foodbank, Christmas Caroling to homebound parishioners, and Hot Dogs for the Homeless. Helping one another allows us to see the face of Jesus in everyone. For more information on participating in this ministry contact Jo Anna Bannister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catechist Aide - (Grades 6-12)

Being a volunteer for our faith enrichment program is a beautiful way to model to the children and teens the importance we place on learning about God and the Church.  A catechist aide provides assistant to the catechist in the classroom.  Youth in the 6th - 12th grades can assist with pre-k4 through 5th grades on Sunday mornings, contact Mariavis Fitzmorris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in working with the childhood ministry.  Youth grades 11-12, whom are confirmed and active in Youth Ministries, can assist with small group facilitation for half tyme (6-8 grades). Contact Jo Anna Bannister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Altar Server - (Grades 4-12)

Altar serving provides an opportunity for young people to deepen their faith life and to learn more about the church. It is one of the most helpful services that young people can perform in the parish. The various tasks of the altar server include assisting with the book of prayers when the presider needs to read from it, helping to set the altar with the bread and wine, and carrying the candles, incense and processional cross. In order to become a server, a person has to have received the sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, and Eucharist and be in at least the fourth grade. Training is required. For more information contact Art Chernak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Ensemble - (Grades 6-12)

Singers and all instruments welcome! Music ministry inspires and moves those gathered into full, conscious, and active participation at Mass.  Periodically throughout the year youth musicians, sing, play, and lead the congregation in contemporary Catholic music  during 5:00pm Mass. Practices are on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:00pm the two weeks prior to Mass. Youth ensemble is led by Robert Noble, Director of Liturgy & Music.  For more information email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greeter - (Grades 6-12)

Greeters are those with the gift of hospitality, promoting a sense of welcoming and belonging to all the faithful.  You will be the first point of contact for the celebration of the Liturgy, it will be important that you seek Jesus' face in each and every person that enters the church. It is the ministry of the greeter to greet people warmly, hold doors open, and to pass out bulletins. For more information contact Art Chernak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lector - (Grades 10-12)

The proclamation of the Word of God is truly a service to the Church. Lectors bring the living Word of God to the liturgical assembly.  The ministry of the Word should, therefore, be treated seriously and with great dignity. (GIRM 55)  Lectors must have received all Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, and be practicing Catholics whose lives witness to the Word which they proclaim.  If you feel you have a gift for drawing others into the scriptures, please prayerfully consider this ministry.  Training is required.  For more information email Art Chernak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.