Youth Group

Second Hour Youth Group is open to anyone in grades 9 – 12 and also welcomes those in 8th grade on the weeks that they do not have Confirmation or after they have been confirmed.  The Youth Group tackles a variety of topics from Faith, Social Media, World, and Fun.  We meet on Wednesday’s in the St. John Youth Building (Old School) from 7:00-8:15pm.

Sign up for Remind text alerts by texting @shy419 to 81010

Check out the Second Hour Youth Facebook page for more info and to see upcoming events for this group!  Second Hour Youth Facebook Page

For more information, contact:
Jessica West (Director of Religious Education & Youth Minister) at 419-782-7121 or 419-782-2776

 

NCYC 2021 – In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship.  Occurring this November 18-20, 2021 in Indy, any Defiance Catholic youth in HS this Fall is welcome to register and attend this event.  Contact Jessica West at jessicawest@metalink.net with any questions and more info will be available in May/June 2021.

Y.E.S Project:

Youth Elect Service (Y.E.S.) is a faith based service project for the high school youth of St. John and St. Mary Catholic Parishes. Fr. Eric once said, “The Y.E.S. project helps remind our youth that we are called to go out and share our faith in the community by making a gift of ourselves to those who are in need.”

This will be the 18th year for the Y.E.S. project! The dates this year are June 17-19, 2021. This weekend experience includes: attending Mass, receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation, traveling to area worksites, sharing their faith with other young Catholics, having fun, camping out, and putting their faith into action throughout our community.

At the worksites, the high school students complete various projects. In the past years, these projects have included: painting inside and outside, landscape work, various clean up jobs, built a carport and wheelchair ramp, tarring driveways, and even so much more.

This year, 40 youth from both parishes, including a few from St. Michaels Ridge/St Isadore participated in the Y.E.S. project along with the help of over 40 adult volunteers. Thirteen work sites were used with over 1,500 hours donated in service to the elderly, disabled, and needy of our parishes and the Defiance community. Fr. Randy says, “The bond which develops between the young people and the home owners who welcome them into their yards, their homes, and their lives is fantastic and really serves to strengthen both of our parishes. Crossing generational barriers is a powerful and practical step in teaching our kids the work of both justice and charity.”

SAVE THE DATE for YES 2021 – June 17-19!

For questions or more info, contact Jessica West at jessicawest@metalink.net

 

 

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November 2020

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2
  • Holy Hour
  • Boy Scouts
  • Men's Renewal of the Heart meeting
3
  • Bible Study
  • Prayer in Church
  • Mass
  • Marriage Enrichment in PLC
  • Youth Choir in Church
4
  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • RCIC in PLC
  • Second Hour
5
  • Amazing Parish
  • Amazing Parish meeting
  • Staff Prayer in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Memorial Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
6
  • Mass
  • First Friday Adoration
  • Wedding Rehearsal
7
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Detter-Gustwiller Wedding
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
8
  • Mass - Fr. Blum
  • Mass - Fr. Blum
9
  • Catholic Bible Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
  • Priest Retreat
10
  • Bible Study
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir in Church
11
  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • RCIC in PLC
  • Second Hour in all facilities
  • Confirmation class
12
  • Amazing Parish
  • Staff Prayer in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
  • Choir Practice in Church
13
  • Mass
  • Alpha in PLC
  • Wedding Rehearsal
14
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16
  • Boy Scouts
17
  • Bible Study
  • St. John the Evangelist, Defiance SECURE Follow-Up Meeting
  • Mass
  • Finance Council
  • Youth Choir in Church
18
  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hour
19
  • Amazing Parish
  • Amazing Parish meeting
  • Staff Meeting in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
  • Choir Practice in Church
20
21
  • Cleaning in Church
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
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23
  • Boy Scouts
24
  • Bible Study
  • Mass
  • Pro Life in St. Matthew Rm.
  • Pastoral Council
  • Youth Choir in Church
25
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Choir Practice in Church
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  • Alpha in PLC
  • Boy Scouts