Youth Ministry

Goals for Ministry with Adolescents

Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

(Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Interested in getting your child involved?

Contact the parish office at 989.732.5448 or 

Stay tuned for new Youth Group events! 

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Medical Release Form


School Youth Group
All students in 7th-12th grades from all schools are welcome to participate in our Parish High School Youth Group. We meet every Sunday at 5:45pm in the St. John Paul II Youth Room located in St. Mary Cathedral School.

Steubenville Youth Conference
About two hundred high school students from the Diocese of Gaylord attend a Steubenville Youth Conference every summer. At the end of each summer, a total of over 50,000 teens will have attended a Steubenville Youth Conference in the United States.


National March for Life in Washington, D.C. 
The National March for Life is every January. The next March for Life is January 18, 2019. Gaylord Right to Life coordinates a charter bus to attend the march.   


National Catholic Youth Conference
The National Catholic Youth Conference is every two years in Indianapolis, Indiana. The next conference is in the Fall of 2019. Over 25,000 teens from all over the United States attend!