High School Ministry

St. Max Youth Ministry

St Maximilian Kolbe Youth Ministry is dedicated to helping high school students discover Christ and build a relationship with him, build a community of faith with each other, and be challenged to share their faith with others and be a witness of Christian life. As part of our youth ministry, we offer weekly youth group meetings, an evangelization training program, bi-annual retreats and service opportunities. 

To participate in any St. Max Youth Ministry programs a Medical Release form for this school year needs to be on file. 

Spring Retreat 2020

High School Spring Retreat - Out of Ashes
March 6th-8th

Cost: $60

Location: Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

This retreat is open to all high school students who want to deepen, develop, or simply explore our youth group community and a relationship with our loving God. Our theme “Out of Ashes” will invite each person to experience God’s healing in the past, peace in the present, and hope for the future, knowing that by His grace we can “rise up” in all things and be transformed. This will be a time to step away from the usual day-to-day routine, and enter into prayer and fellowship with other teens in our community.

Steubenville 2020

 

“Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” 
-Psalm 80:3 RSV

High School Steubenville Conference
July 17th-19th

The Steubenville Summer Conference is a weekend-long experience for high school teens (grades 9-12) that integrates dynamic speakers, incredible music, fellowship with other teens, and many opportunities to witness God’s love through the sacraments, adoration, and small groups. Across the United States, 50,000 teens will travel to 24 different conference locations and will be united under this year’s conference theme: “Restored.”

If you’ve practiced your faith your entire life, this trip is for you. If you’re familiar with who God is, but still aren’t sure how He fits into your life, this trip is for you. If you’ve never set foot in a church before, this trip is for you. If you’re a human being seeking answers, purpose, and peace, this trip is for you. All are invited, all are welcome.

Cost: $310
-$50 deposit by March 8th will secure your spot
-fundraising opportunities and partial scholarships available, email Rebecca, rfeldkamp@saint-max.org

 

High School Youth Group

Open to any teen, St Max high school youth group meets weekly on Sundays from 7:00-9:00 PM. Activities include games and team building activities, time for group prayer, and a presentation and discussion on some topic of faith or spiritual life. There are quarterly fun nights and adoration nights as well. This weekly program is a great way for teens to get connected with Christ, and with other teens on their journey of faith. No registration required.

Faith Leader Training

This program is for teens who want to grow as missionary disciples and provides training in evangelization and leading small groups. During the school year, teens in this program meet as a group for a monthly training and are assigned an adult mentor to coach them personally on ways to continue to grow spiritually and share their faith with their peers. Yearly applications for this program are due in late spring.

Retreats

St Max offers a Fall retreat and a Spring retreat each year. Retreats are open to all high school students and include guided prayer, witness talks, reflections and small groups, games and team building activities, mass and/or adoration and opportunity for confession. Retreats are a great way to take a break from the busyness of life, learn how to listen more intently to God and build deeper friendships centered on Christ.

In the summer, we take a trip to Franciscan University of Steubenville to participate in a youth conference. Activities include adoration, Mass, sessions with well-known Catholic speakers, small groups and time to bond as a youth group.

Service Opportunities

Service and faith sharing are essential ways to deepen our own faith and respond to the call of each Christian to evangelize. One or two day long service events take place during the school year, such as visiting a soup kitchen or nursing home and serving lunch for children with disabilities. We also offer annual trips. In January we join other groups from the archdiocese of Cincinnati and travel to Washington DC for the March for life to give witness to the sanctity of all human life. In the summer, we travel to rural Kentucky to help families with home repair and minor remodeling. 

Ministry Contacts

Rebecca Feldkamp
(513) 777-4322
Ext 118