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 Group Nights (SWYG)

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 fun activites that are sometimes silly, and meet other Catholic teens outside their school community. Youth Nights seek to meet the teens where they are and walk with them on their spiritual journey. High School Youth Nights are on selected Sunday evenings. See the schedule link below for the 2024-2025 High School Youth Ministry calendar. SWYG begin at 5:00pm in the Teen Room of the Blessed Mother Parish Center and end at 6:30pm or 7:00pm depending on the night. All teens in grade 9-12 are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in Youth Group. 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--including friends!


Youth Group (SWYG) is currently on summer break. See you at Kick-off on Sunday, October 27th!


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Upcoming Rallies and Retreats for 2023-2024

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Saint William High School Encounter Retreat

The Encounter Retreat is a time for teens to draw closer to God through the Sacraments, Community, and Reflection. This day retreat will be offered at the parish for all Saint William Teens in grade 9-12. Information regarding registration, cost, and times will be released in August 2024


Saturday, November 16, 2024

High School Diocesian Youth Rally 

The Diocese of Venice is is hosting a youth rally for all teens in grades 9-12.  The location and times of the rally are forthcoming. Stay tuned!


Summer 2024- Camps with Youth Group

Ave Maria Youth Conference: July 12-14 2024

LIFETEEN Camp CoveCrest: Summer 2024



Summer 2024- Camps for Solo Campers

Camp Wojtyla: Summer 2024--lottery registration opens October 2023: for grades 6-12

ND Vision--June 24-28, July 8-12: A Summer Camp for teens on the Campus of Notre Dame: for grades 9-12

Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, Floral City, FL- for campers age 7-15

The Pine Catholic Camp, Big Sandy, TX- for campers in grades 2-12

Camp St. Charles, Maryland- for campers age 6-13

Conquest Camps (Various Locations in US)- for boys in grades 5-12

Camp Gray, Reedsburg, WI- for campers in grades 2-12


Confirmation Information

In the Diocese of Venice, the Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred after a minimum of two years of continual preparation through the parish. For a teen, preparation can begin after the completion of 8th grade. Along with Confirmation classes, teens are also required to participate in Youth Nights (Sunday Evenings at the parish)  and other parish activities while in Cacramental preparation for Confirmation. Click the link below in "Quick Links" to find more information regarding confirmation. 

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

Ashley Reilly Director of Youth Ministry |    email: ashley@saintwilliam.org | Office Phone239-963-4705





Last Updated: 5/22/2023