High School

 

Saint William Catholic Church High School Youth Ministry

High school youth ministry seeks to provide a continual encounter with Christ through catechesis, sacramental preparation, community, service, and other opportunities at the parish and beyond. Youth ministry provides peer to peer and adult to peer discipleship. Relationships with peers and adults who are actively practicing their faith provide a solid foundation for our teens to grow and thrive. To learn more about youth ministry see the link and information below.

 

 

High School Youth Nights

Youth Nights provide the opportunity for teens to come together, enjoy community, develop friendships, seek support for their growing faith, explore the faith, engage in activites that are fun--and sometimes silly, and meet other Catholic teens who may not go to their school. Youth Nights seek to meet the teens where they are and walk with them on their spiritual journey. High School Youth Nights are on Sunday Evenings that are non-confirmation class Sunday. See the schedule link below for the 2022-2023 Youth Night calendar. Youth Nights begin at 6:00pm in the Youth Room of the Blessed Mother Parish Center and end at 7:30pm. All teens in grade 9-12 are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in youth nights. This includes students who are in confirmation preparation, students who have been confirmed, and high school students who are not in confirmation preparation and have not been confirmed--included friends!

  • See 2022-2023 High School Youth Ministry Calendar for Dates of all Youth Nights

Next High School Youth Group Night: January 8, 2023- Stump Father George

Sunday, December 25, 2022

No Youth Night or Confirmation Class: Merry Christmas!

Sunday, January 1, 2023

No Youth Night or Confirmation Class: Happy Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Sunday, January 8, 2023

High School Youth Night

  • 6:00pm-7:30pm- Father Knows Best-Q & A sesson with Fr. George
    • Questions, games and Fun
    • Teen Room- Blessed Mother Center
Sunday, January 15, 2023

High School Youth Night

  • Doors open at 5:40pm
    • teens are welcome to come early and hang out
  • Offical Start: 6:00pm-7:30pm
    • Topic: Brain Fog- Suffering
    • Teen Room- Blessed Mother Center
Sunday, January 22, 2023

High School Confirmation Class

  • 6:00pm-7:30pm- Teen Room of the Blessed Mother Center
Sunday, January 29, 2023

High School Youth Night

  • 6:00pm-7:30pm
    • Topic: TBD
    • Teen Room- Blessed Mother Center

Upcoming Rallies and Retreats

  • Diocesan Youth Rally
    • Date: Friday, March 24
    • Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm
    • Location: Caloosa Sound Convention Center
    • Transporation: Bus transporation from St. Williams- Departure at 3:30pm
    • Inital Registration open till December 31st: 
      • 1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/vMnSddW
        2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
        3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.
    • After intial registration, please fill out the following forms and turn into Ashley Reilly in person or via email by February 12, 2023. 
    • Registration also includes a non-refundable fee of $10.00 to partially cover Rally fees and bus transportation. The fee needs to be turned in with forms to secure your spot. Please contact Ashley for scholarship opportunites if needed.

  • Saint William High School Youth Ministry Encounter Retreat 
    • Date: Saturday, February 4th
    • Time: 8:45am-5:30pm
    • Location: St. William Catholic Church Campus
    • Registration: Please use the sign-up genius link below to sign up your teen for the encounter retreat. The retreat is open to all high school students, including confirmation students (year 1 and 2). This retreat can count towards confirmation students retreat requirements.
  • Ave Maria Youth Conference
    • Date: July 7-9th, 2023
    • Time: Friday Evening to Sunday
    • Location: Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL
    • Transporation: Must be dropped off by parents/guardians
    • Registration: Please use the sign-up genius link below to intially register your teen for the conference
    • Cost: $130.00 (early bird registration-ends Feb. 1): $180- registration after Feb. 1, 2023
    • In order to secure your teens spot for the conference, registration forms (see below) and fees (made out to Saint William) are due by Jan. 27, 2023 (for early bird cost) and Apirl 30, 2023  (for regulary registration cost)

Confirmation Information

Within the diocese of Venice, the sacrament of confirmation is conferred after two years of continual preparation through the parish. For a teen, preparation can begin Freshman year (grade 9). Along with confirmation classes, teens are also required to participate in Youth Nights (Sunday Evenings at the parish) while in sacramental preparation for confirmation. Click the link below in "Quick Links" to find more information (included registration) regarding confirmation. 

 

Quick Links

 

 

For More information regarding Youth Ministry (grades 6-12), Please Contact :

Ashley Reilly Director of Youth Ministry |    email: [email protected] | Office Phone239-963-4705

 

                

 

 


 
Last Updated: 1/12/2023