High School Youth Ministry

 


St. Peter High School Youth Group meets every Sunday after the 6:00 pm mass in the Deutschmann Room in Ursuline Hall. Our meetings will cover topics that teens deal with on a daily basis and find ways to connect their faith to their daily lives. We will also talk about practical ways to live out our faith in our daily lives. Our meetings and events are scheduled in semesters (fall, spring, and summer). For the rest of the spring semester, we will be taking a trip to the movies! Each night we will watch a clip from a popular movie and then go into a discussion about a topic that the movie touches on (like sin, knowing Jesus as our shepherd, and leadership). Make sure to bring some popcorn and some friends and we will see you at our next meeting! 

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High School Youth Ministry

“Homeless City Experience” 

Beginning: September 23rd at 2:00pm    



Ending September 24th, 10:00am

Dear Parents: 

This upcoming weekend the youth ministry team has decided to put on a program called the “Homeless City Experience.” Grades 8 through 12 are invited to this retreat designed to raise awareness for the homeless, directly serve those in need, and also to help raise funds to support the homeless community through our very own St. Vincent de Paul organization.  The weekend involves mini service trips around St. Louis, activities, and most memorably, having our young people sleep in cardboard boxes directly in front of St. Peter Parish on Saturday night. This weekend will begin with registration at 2:00pm on September 23rd, in the main lobby of St. Peter Parish, and will conclude with 9:00am Mass on Sunday morning.  Upon arrival on Saturday, the teens will register in the main entrance of the Church, and then begin to place their belongings in their cardboard boxes in front of the Church.  For the rest of the evening, and leading into Sunday morning, the young people will be engaged in various events, including travelling to several service sites around St. Louis. Examples of service sites include St. Patrick’s Center, Ronald McDonald House, Our Lady’s Inn, and the Crisis Nursery. 

As far as pertinent details, the first thing to mention is that if your child decides to participate in this, they should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, very warm clothes to sleep in, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.  We will be providing cardboard boxes, and a very simple meal on Saturday night, as well as a very light breakfast, but it will be a rustic experience (no showers – everyone will attend 9:00am Mass “as is” on Sunday morning before going home).  In the event of bad weather, we will move the young people inside for the night.  Furthermore, during the entirety of this night, there will be two adult chaperones awake at all times, to supervise all those under our care, and to ensure the safety of all those who participate.  

Last year, we had about 25 kids participate in the Homeless City event (see picture above!!). I helped out as a chaperone last year, and Father Eddie also put on the retreat twice as a youth minister in Troy, MO.  Last year was such a fun and rewarding experience and this year looks to be bigger and better as we are adding in a mini service trip component. All students who attend the full retreat will receive FIVE SERVICE HOURS. 

To participate, we simply need to be notified by 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.  This notification can take the form of a returned permission slip to your classroom teacher, or email me by that deadline.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me, or reach me at the number below, and I’ll make sure to return your call in a timely fashion.  

Patty Muething 
Youth Minister at St. Peter Parish 
(314) 822-1347 x3003