HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

Contact David Tschumper or Christina Hale for more information at youth@stthomasmore.org.
Hey, high schoolers! Welcome to STM’s High School Youth Ministry!
We offer weekly youth group (called Breakaway), service opportunities, special events, and a mentor program that allows you to guide and connect with middle school youth. Also, join us for unforgettable and potentially life-changing retreats and mission trips.
While life can get hectic during these four years, STM offers a place where you can grow in relationship with the Lord God, meet incredible friends, and be a part of the community of faith.  Join us in this adventure. Make your high school experience a good and memorable one in the Lord!

 

Youth Ministry 2023-2024 Magazine
Breakaway: Grades 9-12; Wednesday Youth Group

9-12 Grade – Wednesdays from 7:00PM-8:45PM in the High School Youth Center

Breakaway is our Weekly High School Youth Group here at STM. A chance to break away from the stress and pressure of everyday life and dive into faith, being with friends, playing games, and delicious snacks. For more information, contact Christina at christinah@stthomasmore.org

Mission Trips

STM High School Youth Ministry offers mission trip opportunities through local, regional, and international trips focused on fellowship, faith development, and service.

Typically, we offer regional trips over spring break, and local and international trips during the summer. We serve locally in Denver, but have been all over the country and world, allowing students to learn about travel and culture in addition to service.

Mission Trips are an incredible way to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, bond with friends and leaders, and actively be the hands and feet of Christ. Our major Mission Trip each year is our Alternative Summer Break Mission Trip; where we participate in international and national mission trips.

Alternative Summer Break (ASB) is a week-long international or national mission trip at the end of July each year. STM Youth serve our brothers and sisters in Christ and build stronger relationships with Christ and each other. The location for ASB is different each year. In the past, we have gone to Peru, Kenya, Nicaragua, Philippines, Jamaica and more. In addition to serving, we also visit tourist areas and spend quality time together. You’ll make lasting relationships with those around you; all while serving Christ. The adventure is waiting for you!

Open to all high school students.

Click here to learn about Mission Trips and how to sign up

Retreats and Pilgrimages

Just as Jesus needed to retreat and change His scenery to worship at His best – Sometimes, we too can benefit from getting away for a while to truly focus on God’s words to us and our hearts.

STM High School Youth Ministry offers retreats during the year — some local or on-site, as well as off-site destinations. Retreats are some of the most powerful experiences proclaimed by participants and we invite you on a similar journey to grow closer to the Lord.

We also host occasional pilgrimages.

Click here to learn more about our High School retreats and pilgrimages.

Service Opportunities

The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’” (Mt. 25:40). We work to provide a variety of service opportunities to high-school teens including nursing home visits, soup kitchen service, and serving within the greater parish community, among many other opportunities.

St. Elizabeth Sandwich Line – Second Saturday of each month: 9:00AM-12:30PM

Students and their families are invited to help our brothers and sisters in need at the St. Elizabeth Sandwich Line. Prepare meals, enjoy each other’s company, and serve in community. Contact Greg Johnson for details at gregj@stthomasmore.org

Project 600 – A massive annual Christmas party for inner-city kids from some of the poorest areas of Denver. This project incorporates volunteer preparation for the event, as well as generous parish toy donations as Christmas gifts for the kids. Click here to learn more.

SOUPer Bowl of Caring – All middle school, high school youth, and their families are invited to help our brothers and sisters in need on SuperBowl Sunday. We break into teams, ask for donations at different grocery stores around STM, sort and box donations, and deliver them. All donations go to the Food Bank in downtown Denver! This is a yearly event!

Totus Tuus

A Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The goal of TOTUS TUUS is to help young people develop their relationship with Jesus Christ so that there is an intimate friendship whereby he may lead them to the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit. Totus Tuus is for 1st grade through 12th grade.

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