Youth Ministry Overview

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Servite Domino in laetitia! [Serve the Lord joyfully!]

- St. John Bosco -

At Saint John Bosco Parish, we are dedicated to supporting the involvement of children, teens, and families in the life and activity of our parish. We recognize the importance of everyone's gifts and to provide chances for all those gifts and blessings to shine through. Therefore, we excitedly promote a number of different opportunities for kids, teenagers, and young adults, doing our best to help them develop their relationship with God and live out their faith life in real and active ways. We’re happy to offer a variety of helpful resources and great activities in addition to providing opportunities in education and ministry to all those interested. 

Upcoming Events

Start by looking at our Monthly Calendar with all of Upcoming Ministry Events!  All of these events also count towards the Confirmation Program's Flex Ministry Hours.


Lifeteen & Edge (Highschool & Middle School Youth Groups)

Teens are invited to fun, monthly gatherings where they can hang out with other parish teens, do service/volunteer projects, explore their faith in relation to teen issues and themes, and build friendships. The nights are planned around age-appropriate topics for high school and for middle school.


BLAZE & IGNITE Small Groups

This night starts with a social from 6:30-7:00 then the MS and HS will break into small groups from 7:00-7:30 to discuss lies found in the world with truth found in Scripture. The Night will conclude with Rosary from 7:30-8:00pm.


Family Rosary

The Family Rosary Group is an easy place to learn and follow along if you've never played a rosary before, as well as a welcoming space to pray in comminuty with a group of other families and peers!


Peer Leadership Team

The SJB Peer Leadership Team is a group of confirmed teens who serve as positive role models and witnesses to the faith among their peers and to younger children in the parish. As a Peer Leader you're supported as you grow in your own faith and are coached to reach out and minister to others by helping to lead retreats, faith formation classes, and other parish events.


Adult Core Team Volunteers

We are always looking for help with our Youth Ministry Events!  If you have any interest in joining our YM Core Team, please see the “Catechist and Adult Volunteers” page for more information or reach out to Kim at


Mission Trip Team

Teens invested in service and mission will participate with the parish Mission Team in a youth trip for 8 and 9th graders or week-long trip for 10 – 12th graders. Local day trips will also be planned for grades 7 – 12. Fundraising, planning meetings, and team-building activities are planned throughout the year.


Children’s Ministry

Children Grades K–5 can participate in various fun activities that engage their interests and spark their faith. Pageants, Trunk-or-treat parties, holiday caroling, etc. will be announced throughout the year.


Small Hands

Events and activities are planned throughout the year to involve children in Grades 4-8 in simple, meaningful community service projects. 


Other Youth-Related Parish Ministries


Family Ministry

  • Mothers Group

  • Pot-lucks

  • Family Nights (Trivia, Karaoke, Game Night, Movie Night, etc.)

  • Parent Support Talks

  • Hot Topics in Catholic Context

  • Sacred Life Ministry (suicide prevention, pro-life, euthanasia)

  • Marriage Retreats