Youth Ministry


 CORE Peer Ministry Team:  CORE is a team of young people and adults who help to choose and implement events,  activities, and faith experiences for the young people of our community.  We meet on the first Monday of each month  and work to make Faith Formation Large Group Sessions lively and Spirit filled as well as plan monthly activities for the  youth of our parish.  Youth in grades 9-12 are welcome to join us as peer ministers, contact Amy at the Parish if  interested.


NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE 2017:  High School youth - join us November 15-19, 2017 for NCYC, a chance to join over 25,000 other Catholic youth in Indianapolis to celebrate our faith in with speakers, concerts, workshops and amazing prayer experiences, talk to Amy or check-out the registration packet here. Forms due by May 31st.

St Rita's Ladies:  is starting up again in May.  High School aged young women can join us in the youth room at 7pm on Wednesdays to talk/laugh/pray about what it means to be a woman made in God's image. Sign Up Here

WINTERBLAST MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN:  December 9/10, 2017.  Join us for an amazing evening of games/dance/swimming/ice-skating/crazyhair/movies/pizza/minute-to-win-it/arcade/basketball/iflatables/prayer-rooms/DeaconTom'squaterchallenge/andmuchmuchmore. 

 YOUNITE from 7 - 8:30pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month for 6-12 graders.  Invite your friends and join us for a crazy night of games, snacks and a short devo.   In May join us for a GOOSECHASE - invite your friends and bring your smartphone if you have one!

Summer Stretch:  On Tuesday mornings during the summer, 7-9 graders set off to do some community service.  Then after a picnic we head out to somewhere fun to celebrate us.  Join us and become a hero in our community!                                                                                            (We also have Random Stretch during the school year. Same format, just on the random days you don't have school!) Registration Forms Here



Sr. High Mission Trip:  Join our Mission Team each summer as we take off to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus.  You could find yourself painting a house, giving piggyback rides to local children at the kids club, visiting an elderly home and meeting some amazing new friends. This year our trip is to Alexandria, Kentucky on July 15 - 23rd. Please support us through prayer, if you'd like to make a financial contribution to the mission group, please connect with Amy Schroeder at the parish office.


RESOUND- Youth Music Ministry: if you have some music in your soul and want to use it to praise Jesus, contact Andrew at the parish, Resound, the youth music group is always open to welcoming new musicians, singers and A.V. operators to their crew.  651-459-4596 x 120 


 LIFELINE - for Catholic Teens Grades 8-12:  Do you want to see the young Catholic Church ALIVE? Join NET Ministries and over 1,000 young people on the first Saturday of every month for Lifeline Mass. With contemporary music, energetic crowds, and powerful presentations. Our evenings features SONAR with excellent praise and worship, Mass, challenging sessions for high school men and women and the 2016-17 NET teams who will share the Gospel with over 60,000 Catholic teens this school year!  Contact Amy or Maddy at the parish for more information - we meet at the NET Center in West St Paul on the 1st Saturday night of each month.

Saturday, May 6th – Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

Living Stations of the Cross:  Every Lenten season, youth from St Rita's lead the parish in the Living stations thru music, narration and scenery.  Thank you to the youth who lead our stations prayer so beautifully!

Youth Pilgrimages:  Every other year (on the odds) we take a group of high school leaders to NCYC, the National Catholic Youth Conference, it's a great experience where you can grow in and celebrate your faith!  For young adults in the parish, we participate in the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Mass with Pope Francis!  It occurs every three years, the next pilgrimage will be to Panama in 2019.

Other Stuff:  Every month there’s something new happening, whether it’s a lock-in, movie night, trip to the zoo or youth rally, you’re always welcome to join us and bring some friends!  Watch the bulletin and your Youth Update for these events and remember to sign up on time!

Participate at Mass:  Learn more about our Catholic faith and participate in the ministries at Mass.  If you’re interested in being a lector, usher, musician, altar server, Eucharistic minister or helping out with the AV room, please talk to Amy or stop by the parish office. 

Mass Notes forms are available here.

 Like us on Facebook at: St Rita's Youth to get weekly updates on youth events.

  Follow us on Twitter @stritasyouth for daily inspiration and updates.

 To receive text or email reminders about upcoming youth events, text @strita1617 to 81010 or click here.


For more information on Middle School & Senior High Youth Ministry or Faith Formation, contact Amy Schroeder

651-459-4596 x 121  or