Youth Ministry

What is Youth Ministry?

Youth Ministry is open to anyone in grades 7-12, and is a way of engaging young people with their faith and religious community. The Youth Ministry program at SJA is a multi-dimensional experience that takes the knowledge built in PSR and Catholic school and teaches the students to live out those lessons in their daily lives. Youth Ministry focuses on faith-based activities, service work, and fun activities that encourage community.
New for 2019-2020:
Allie will have open office hours on Sundays from 11am - 2pm beginning Sunday, September 8. Drop by, chat, talk through problems, or suggest activities!

Program News

The mission trip has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.
The Adopt-a-Grandparent program will be starting sometime in December or early January. The teens have gotten their matches, but letter writing and meetings have not begun.

Upcoming Events

Prepare! Prepare!
Sunday, December 8 7pm - 8:30pm in the Gym
Join us for a youth ministry night of prayer and activities to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord. We'll be learning more about the prophet Isaiah, praying Scripture verses using lectio divina, creating a calendar for ourselves to prepare ourselves daily for Christ's birth, and more! We'll also be preparing small goodie bags to pass out to the nursing home residents and staff when we go Christmas caroling. *Please note the time change - we'll be starting at 7pm instead of 6:30pm*
Here We Go A-Caroling
Saturday, December 14 12:30pm - 4pm
We'll meet at SJA at 12:30pm to carpool to Christmas caroling. We'll be caroling at Hamlet Village Atrium from 1pm - 2pm, then driving over to The Weils, where we'll be caroling in the main building, the memory care unit, and the rehabilitation building. We'll be back to SJA around 4pm. Teens are encouraged to stay for the 4:30pm mass. Please wear your best ugly Christmas sweater, santa hats, elf costumes, etc. The crazier the outfit, the better! Best outfit wins a prize. This is a wonderful opportunity for service hours!
Ice Skating at The Pond
Thursday, January 2 Time TBA
Join in our winter break tradition of going ice skating at The Pond! Come spend an afternoon ice skating to stave off that winter break boredom. Teens will be dropped off and picked up at The Pond. 
Beautiful You: A retreat for girls
Friday, January 24 at 6pm - Saturday, January 25 at 3pm. Retreat held at Church of the Resurrection in Solon.
Girls in grades 7-12! You're invited to an overnight retreat experience designed just for you! Come engage in art, activities, games & more as we explore the fullness of who you are in Christ. Topics will include self-esteem building and social media. come grow in faith and friendship with us! Registration forms are available here. Cost is $25. Registration is due by January 5.

Youth Ministry Photos

Stay Connected

Allie Gall
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
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Volunteer with Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry is always looking for adults to volunteer their time and talents! Any adult over 21 is welcome to help out. Please register as a volunteer HERE.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
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