9633 East State Route 37 | Sunbury, Ohio 43074 | Phone: 740.965.1358

High School Youth Ministry

Click here or copy into browser to check out our latest video from our Fearless Retreat: http://animoto.com/play/0H2xRFB3YF1tZqt7jVmsEg

High School Youth Minister: Tina Burtch

Phone Number: 740 965-1358 x102
E-Mail Address: tburtch@stjohnsunbury.org

Sundays-Life Nights and YDisciple PDF Calendar HERE

All in one calendar here
Every other week  from 6-8:30 PM come to our super awesome Life nights including: hang out time, skits, music, learning about our faith, food, adoration once a month and prayer led by our AMAZING CORE team. This year's theme is Fearless and we will focus on life issues and the Grace our Faith gives us to get through.

We have a parish Mass at 5PM every Sunday before our Life Nights begin. Mass is followed by dinner together, prepared by our incredible parents in our hospitality ministry, then the fun begins with our Life Night. We are always looking for lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and greeters. Parents and confirmed teens welcome. Check with the office for the next scheduled training.

We will gather for Y-Disciple Scripture Study with our small groups on the second and fourth Sundays from 6-8:30 PM.

Evangelization is also a big part of our ministry; reaching out to all of our teens (8-12th grade) in the parish is our goal. If your teen hasn't joined yet, contact Tina to find out how to get them started. We have something for everyone. (Guys nights, girls nights, fun nights, discipleship and more)

TIP: Encourage your teen to get homework done BEFORE Sunday night & to ask off work.


All year we try to incorporate service opportunities into our schedule. This past summer we, once again, combined our Blessed Week Ever efforts with Resurrection and served in Central Ohio. Some of our favorite places to serve are: Soup Kitchens, Homeless Families Foundation, Nursing Homes, Run the Race, Vineyard Urban Ministries and various other venues. Our teens love to serve.

One of their favorite events is the long standing tradition our parish has with the Giving Tree serving our brothers and sisters at Holy Rosary St. John. Check out the video from this year https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sgtj5ohcqlo6wo/giving%20tree13.mov

Other projects this year included: Get2Give initiated and organized by teen, Jordan Price giving supplies to JOIN and making Survival Bags for our Homeless Brothers and Sisters we see on the high way initiated by Britney Hauser.

If you would like to serve and be part of our Parent Life volunteers we welcome your help. Contact Tina for details about hospitality (food), environment (decor), driving. chaperones, CORE support etc. Financial contributions welcomed to help defray the cost of meals after the 5 PM Mass each Sunday.

AND please join us for our parent nights concluding with adoration. See schedule.
It is my hope to provide a parent night once a month to support you in your family ministry and that you will meet together outside of that night to support each other: Family Faith Sharing groups!

Check out some SJN teens on St. Gabriel Catholic radio "Raising Saints" (December 28 and January 4 in the archives) http://stgabrielradio.com/programs/audio-archive-2/raising-saints-3/

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