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.

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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 

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!

For questions or more info, contact the parish office

 

 

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May 2022

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  • Bible Study
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors Lunch
  • Construction mtg
  • Priest Jubilee
  • Youth Choir
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  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • rehearsal for Confirmation
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Day of Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • RCIA
  • Choir Practice
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  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Home School gathering
  • First Friday Adoration
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  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Confirmation at St. John's
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
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  • staff prayer
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
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  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • ?Appt with Bonnie
  • ?Appt with John
  • cleaning angels
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Deanery Mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir Practice
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  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Graduation Mass
  • baptisms - Estle & Stuckey
  • Youth Choir Family Potluck
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  • staff prayer
  • Jail Ministry
  • Boy Scouts
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  • Bible Study
  • Construction mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team in St. Luke
  • Finance Council
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  • School Mass
  • Fr. Dave Home visit
  • Prayer Shawl
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Good Grief
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir Practice
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  • Transitional Diaconate Ordination
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • No weddings for Fr. Dave
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  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Baptism - Clark
  • Eucharistic Minister Formation Session
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  • cleaning angels
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Calendar & Staff Meeting
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
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  • Priesthood ordination
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • No weddings for Fr. Dave
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