High School Youth Ministry

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


Click here to access the 2018/2019 Confirmation & High School Calendar.

A typical night looks like this: 5 PM Mass followed by dinner in the FFC. Small groups 7-8:30PM (YDisciple or Chosen Confirmation)

If you would like to contribute to our hospitality ministry your generosity is welcome. See Pay Pal below or you can send a check to St. John Neumann. Attn: Wendi-food

Youth Ministry Permission Form

Youth Ministry Code of Conduct

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 Wendi to find out how to get them started. We have something for everyone.  TIP: Encourage your teen to get homework done BEFORE Sunday night & to ask off work.

Called To Holiness: Leading a Life of Excellence

Winter Retreat

This year’s retreat is February 22-24 at Camp Damascus in Centerburg.  The retreat will begin Friday night at 7 pm and end Sunday at Noon.  To register, complete the Youth Ministry Permission Form (see link, above) and submit with payment of $95.  If you have already submitted a permission form this year, you are good to go – just submit your payment by February 7.  Checks can be made payable to St. John Neumann.  Please contact Kate if there is a need for fundraising or scholarship assistance, or if you have any questions about the retreat.


All year we try to incorporate service opportunities into our schedule. In the summer  of 2017 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.

Choose an Option

Kick off with Bobby Angel and Joe Melendrez:

CORE and SALT Retreat:

Martyr Mayhem:

Confirmation Retreat:

Winter Retreat:

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

What do our leaders say about YDisciple?


“YDisciple continually encourages the youth to think about Who is with them on their faith journey. “ -Nancy

“YDisciple is great because it allows you to open the Bible, seek out truths and hear real world examples of how to live in this world according to Christ’s teaching.” -Renee

“…it relates the readings to the teens’s lives which allows them to dive deeper into the Scripture and understand why we do what we do as Catholic Christians.” -Ryan (young adult leader)



St. John Neumann Catholic Church

9633 East State Route 37

Sunbury, OH 43074

Phone: 740.965.1358


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