High School Youth Ministry
All 9th-12th graders are encouraged to get involved in the service and spiritual opportunities offered here at Saint Susanna. We have a weekly PEER (youth group) meeting every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Retreats, mission trips, service opportunities, and conferences are also great opportunities offered to our High School Youth where they can deepen their Catholic faith. During the school year there will be a 'Youth Mass' once a month where high school students serve in the various ministries at Mass. Teens who get involved will have fun, grow as individuals, and grow closer to Jesus Christ during the process.
Our High School Youth Ministry Program is intended to encourage discipleship in combination with the Confirmation Preparation and Faith Formation programs. All 9th-12th graders are encouraged to enroll in Faith Formation Classes. Click below for more information about the Confirmation Program and/or High School Faith Formation:
Adults Willing to Chaperone
All adults must have completed Safe & Sacred and have a current Background Check on file in order to chaperone any event with the youth of our parish.
The following are a list of Youth Ministry Events open to all high school students throughout the year. If you are looking for Confirmation Preparation or High School Faith Formation for students in 9th-12th grade, please click HERE.
PEER (HS Youth Group)
Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
All 9th-12th graders are welcome to join us for fellowship, prayer and a discussion about a topic of faith. Meetings are low key and the community is welcoming and strong. We always start with sharing our 'Highs & Lows' of the last week and end with a shared prayer.
St. Mark's Food Pantry
Middle & High School Youth Ministry
Every 2nd Thursday of the Month
Help at our local pantry any Thursday all year long from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. St. Susanna has a regular presence at St. Mark's all month long. It is a great local service opportunity. All 6th-12th Graders are welcome!
2017 St. Mark's Dates:
May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10
The Lord's Pantry: Anna's House
Middle & High School Youth Ministry
2017-2018 dates TBA
from 8:30 a.m.-approx. 1:00 p.m.
All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join us for this unique service opportunity. You will set up and prepare a food pantry that will serve between 150-200 families. Guests receive a lot of fresh produce, breads, and meat. You should plan to dress in layers and be willing to work hard!
Michaela Farms Service Day-Trip
6th-12th Graders welcome
Fall 2017 Date TBA
All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join us.
Registration will be online
BRING A SACK LUNCH
The farm is operated by the Sisters of Saint Francis and relies on the help of volunteers to keep its program running. We will be given various jobs to do, and we’ll also have a tour of the farm. This will count as 8 hours of service.
We need Safe&Sacred-trained chaperones who have had background checks this year. Please e-mail me if you’re willing to drive/chaperone.
3127 State Rd. 229
Batesville, IN 47006
Catholic Heart Workcamp Mission Trip
Current 8th-12th graders are eligible to attend
Join us for a week of service, prayer, and extreme fun! It's absolutely worth the sacrifice of time. Expect to grow a lot as a person and to grow deeply in your Catholic Faith. Serving the poor is always a tremendous experience.
E-mail Ellice Bedel and turn in a $90 deposit to sign up ASAP. Spots are very limited.
Nazareth Farm Mission Trip
Dodridge County, WV
July 16-22, 2017
Current 10th-12th graders may attend in 2017
This is a transformative Mission Trip/Retreat Experience. Two chaperones and six teens will travel to West Virginia to live out the 4 Cornerstones: Prayer, Service, Community, Simplicity. You will work harder than you ever have, pray more than you ever have, and fall even further in love with the God that created and loves you unconditionally.
E-mail Ellice Bedel and turn in a check for $300 to reserve your spot
**only one spot is available- sign up ASAP**