High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Minister & Young Adults Director:
Kate Giddens
740/965-1358 x134



Click here to view the 2021/2022 Confirmation & High School Calendar.  Most Sunday evening Chosen & High School small group sessions meet in the FFC from 6-8 pm and include dinner.  Other meeting times are noted on the calendar.

All high school students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in our program!

The High School Youth Ministry meets Sunday evenings from 6-8pm, following the 5pm Mass (see the calendar above for meeting times by date). There is a meal and community time at 6pm. After dinner our teens enjoy small group discipleship. Each teen is welcomed into a gender specific and age appropriate small group. The small groups study Scripture, a topic, the Catechism, a book, or the like based on their members’ and leaders’ choice with guidance from Kate and the other Core Team. Our Core Team is the group of adults, both young and seasoned, that walk alongside our teens in their journey towards Christ and His Church. And lastly our SALT Team is the group of high school students who desire to grow in leadership, discipleship, and evangelization. They are our “Super Amazing Leadership Team” and are committed to youth ministry on Sunday evenings and working towards being a follower of Christ and His Church and inviting others along with them.

Please print and return these forms to Kate Giddens:

2021-2022 Youth Ministry Permission Form

Please read the Code of Conduct:  Youth Ministry Code of Conduct

We look forward to seeing you at Youth Ministry this year!

March for Life Trip – Canceled

We have made the difficult decision to cancel our planned trip to the March for Life.  Please contact Kate Giddens with any questions.  At our upcoming Chosen & High School Youth Ministry meetings, we will share a few ways in which you can support the respect life efforts this month from right here at SJN!  For example, you’ll have an opportunity to pick up a white ribbon after all the Masses on January 22 & 23 and wear it as a reminder of the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.

Are you interested in volunteering in the kitchen on Sunday evenings to help prepare and serve dinner to our teens?  Visit our SignUpGenius!  We have volunteer opportunities for both adults and students in grades 6-12 (student shifts are from 4-6 pm).


What do our teens say about YDisciple?

“It helps to deepen my faith and understanding of Church teachings.” –Zach

“YDisciple is my favorite thing to come to…YDisciple is more close-knit and personal. It’s sitting down together and discussing the issues at a heart level.” –Morgan

“YDisciple…I love the small group atmosphere and how open it is. I loved being able to connect with my group and learn about such relatable topics. YDisciple’s kinda my favorite.” -Megan

“YDisciple is small, focused and builds brotherhood.” –Adam

“It was so great this year having a small group that I could talk to about any of my struggles and discuss my thoughts and views with.” -Maria

“I like to deepen my knowledge in Scripture.” -Anna

“There is such a strong sense of community and I always feel so welcome. I know how important it is to have faithful friends to fall back on in times of trial. I love YDisciple!” –Rachel



St. John Neumann Catholic Church

9633 East State Route 37

Sunbury, OH 43074

Phone: 740.965.1358


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