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:
The parish office at 419-782-7121 

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 the parish office for questions or more information

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 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.”

YES Project will be unable to resume until 2022 – so save the dates for YES 2022 on June 16-18, 2022!

And join us this summer 2021 for our Defiance Catholic Service Opportunities – click the Google form to sign up or for more info!     https://forms.gle/mGkLpDtU7TZEAcXi9

For questions or more info, contact the parish office

 

 

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October 2021

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  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Wedding
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
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  • Youth Mass
  • conf retreat- St. Augustine
  • Mass
4
  • Collection counters
  • staff prayer in church
  • Nick - mtg with bride
  • Set up for Cel Seniors
  • Holy Hour
  • Boy Scouts
5
  • Bible Study
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors Lunch
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir
6
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hour in Youth building
7
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Amazing Parish Mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Fest-For-All Mtg
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA
8
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • ?Fr. to anoint Richard after Mass
  • Alpha
  • Fr Mtg - Joanne
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  • Collection counters
  • staff prayer in church
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
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  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hour in Youth building
14
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA
15
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • cleaning angels
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  • Mass
  • Mass
  • Eagle Scout Court of Honor
18
  • Collection counters
  • staff prayer in church
  • Boy Scouts
19
  • Bible Study
  • Construction mtg - St. Mark
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team in St. Luke
20
  • School Mass
  • Fr. Dave appt.
  • cleaning angels
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hour in Youth building
21
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Amazing Parish Mtg
  • Widow's Group
  • Staff Meeting
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Fest-For-All Mtg
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA
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  • Mass
  • Mass
  • Festival at K of C
  • Cathedral Anniversary Mass
25
  • Collection counters
  • staff prayer in church
  • Boy Scouts
26
  • Bible Study
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life in St. Mt Rm.
  • Youth Choir
  • Pastoral Council
27
  • School Mass
  • Joint staff mtg
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hour in Youth building
28
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • RCIA
  • Choir practice
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  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • cleaning angels
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