High School Youth Ministry

Hey, high schoolers! St. Thomas More High School Youth Ministry welcomes you!

While your schedule is overflowing and life can get a little hectic during these four years, STM offers a place where you can grow in relationship with Love and Truth incarnate and belong in our community.

We offer weekly Breakaway youth group, YDisciple small group ministry, service opportunities, special events, a mentor program that allows you to guide and connect with middle school youth and more. We go on unforgettable, life-changing retreats and mission trips: one local, one regional and one international each year. We commune with worldwide Catholic youth on World Youth Day trips. Also, we give back through our talents in Youth Music Ministry.

You’ll find something here for you to fit your interests, schedule and where you are in your faith journey. Join in this powerful adventure. Make your high school experience a good and memorable one in the Lord!

Youth Mass: Sundays at 5:30pm

Liturgical ministers include the St. JP2 Youth Choir, youth lectors, ushers, greeters, and more.

Youth and families are invited to join us in worship at the Youth Mass every Sunday! This Mass features energetic Youth Liturgy, and vibrant contemporary songs of praise. Come and open the Word of God with us. Hear the messages of God’s love through enriching, relevant homilies. Share the heart of our Catholic faith in the Holy Eucharist. Receive these gifts and more, in the company of your peers!

This is also an opportunity to hear youth announcements and learn of the youth opportunities in the parish. All are welcome!

For information on the Youth Mass, and how you can become involved, contact
Kelley Contreras at kelleyc@stthomasmore.org or call 303.220.3388 x5.

Breakaway

Youth group for high schoolers at STM is called Breakaway – your weekly chance to break away from the stresses and pressures of life and dive into faith, friends, food, and fun.  Participants are asked to register to help offset the cost of the snacks – download the form from below and turn it in to the High School Youth Office or click here for online registration.

For information on the Youth Mass, and how you can become involved, contact

Contact David Tschumper at youth@stthomasmore.org or call 303.220.3388 x1.

YDisciple

Join our small group ministry!  YDisciple is groups of 5-10 youth in the same graduating class with 2 leaders who meet two Sundays a month throughout their high school career.  It’s a great chance to really get to know the others and go deeper into your Catholic faith.  We’re always forming new groups, so if you’re interested in joining (or if you’re an adult and would be in interested in leading) let us know.

Participants are asked to register for the year, which helps offset the costs of dinner (which is provided at one meeting each month).  All registrants will receive the youth ministry t-shirt for that year.  Please download the form from below and turn it in to the High School Youth Ministry Office or click here for online registration.

For information on the Youth Mass, and how you can become involved, contact
David Tschumper at youth@stthomasmore.org or call 303.220.3388 x1.

Mission Trips and Pilgrimages

STM High School Youth Ministry offers mission trip and pilgrimage opportunities through our Alternative Spring or Summer Break program. We have mission trips to introduce our youth to mission and service opportunities. We also host occasional pilgrimages and we always take groups to World Youth Day.

Retreats

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, and some at off site destinations. Retreats are some of the most powerful experiences proclaimed by participants and we invite you to a similar journey to grow closer to the Lord.

Service Opportunities

Select Saturday mornings, see calendar for dates and times. Signup is limited, first-come-first-serve.

“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). Every month, we offer two service opportunities to show Christ to people in need. At the St. Elizabeth Sandwich Line, we help prepare meals to be served to people without homes. On the Nursing Home Visit, we meet for breakfast together at Panera Bread and then walk over to spend quality time with the senior residents. Both opportunities allow for a chance to meet new people, get to know them and their stories, and be an example of Christ’s hand in their life even in simple ways.

PDF Monthly Calendars

High School Youth Ministry Calendars:

Spring:

April Calendar

May Calendar

 

Summer:

June Calendar

July Calendar

August Calendar