Hey Middle School Students! These youth group nights, events, and retreats are made just for you. There is something for every middle schooler. We offer weekly Youth Group: EchoFire, quarterly retreats, fun days (The Turkey Bowl, The Thanksgiving Potluck, Mary’s Baby Shower Party, and more!), and monthly service opportunities.

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EchoFire – Our Middle School Weekly Youth Group!
Almost Every Thursday from 6:00pm-7:30pm, in the Catacombs 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Summer.

In addition to EchoFire, we plan and partake in a Summer Mission Trip (Winter Park Bible Sports Camp), and four Retreats (The Fall Retreat, Mountain Madness, The Lenten Retreat and Life With A Mission).

Our leadership team is made up of adult volunteers and high school mentors. High school students help out through our mentor program, allowing them to grow in leadership skills and build connections with our middle school students. Learning from and getting guidance from an older peer is a crucial part of youth ministry.

Everything we do is in the spirit of fun, so be ready for lots of laughs and amazing memories! Contact Greg Johnson (gregj@stthomasmore.org or 303.220.3388 x2) or Christina Hale christinah@stthomasmore.org for more information!  

Elevate is a day long rally just for current 5th graders going into middle school next year. The day will include great speakers, a worship band, Mass, games and more fun.  

ECHOFIRE – 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Youth Group

Thursday Nights at 6:00-7:30pm in the Catacombs, for 6th-8th grade students.

Welcome to Middle School Youth Ministry! You know what that means? Along with maturing in your Middle School experience, you’re also maturing in your walk of faith with Jesus Christ. You’re probably starting to ask more questions, and seek out deeper community with friends in the Church who can help you grow. There is no better way to achieve this than to attend weekly youth group. Weekly youth group will also allow you to develop as a disciple of Christ! Join us for talks on relatable topics in our Church and society, applying scripture to daily life, games, small groups, friendships, and more.

Guy’s Sports Group (Summer Only)

Males only. Select Fridays. See calendar.

“Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable” (1 Cor. 9:25). Run the race and train for the prize—the eternal prize of our life in Christ Jesus. Exercise your muscle of self-discipline, teamwork, and challenging your thought process as you open the word of God with your Middle School male peers. Join us for bro time through Bible Study and playing various sports. In the Summer, we begin by attending Mass.


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 Middle School Youth Ministry offers four retreats per year—some local or on-site, and some in farther 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.

Click here to learn more about our Middle School retreats.

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 at Orchard Park Nursing Home. 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.

Winter Park Mission Trip & Bible Sports Camp – A Christ-based service opportunity to practice leadership and growth in your faith, as you help teach and coach younger children in sports and lead Bible studies! We also get to visit and serve various parishes in the Winter Park area (about two hours away from St. Thomas More). We take a small group so spots are limited and fill quickly, and this trip takes place in mid-July. For incoming 7th & 8th grade youth only.

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.

Register Here

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MS PDF Calendars

Middle School Youth Ministry Calendars:

May 2023
June 2023
July 2023
August 2023