Youth Ministry

About Us & When We Meet

Our youth group is open to junior high and high school students, grades 6 through 12, regardless of the school attending. Public, private and Catholic school students are all invited. The program is designed to help youth discover the realness of God’s presence within and around them. This is done through religious education, community building, leadership development, peer ministry, guidance, justice, service, prayer and worship. We are a church community striving to bring our children closer to Jesus Christ. To further that mission we have developed a youth ministry program at St. Isaac Jogues that is determined to help teens grow closer to God in their faith.

Pope Saint John Paul II

I plead with you - never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.
St. Isaac’s Youth Mass is Sundays at 5:00 PM. Join us every 1st & 3rd Sunday after the 5:00 PM Mass.

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The Director of Youth Ministry is Joseph Aquilante. Stay tuned to this page for all the new youth ministry updates.


What's Going On

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Lenten Spiritual Talk on Father Bill Atkinson, O.S.A.

Lenten spiritual talk: The Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Father Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM in St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall Please join us for our Fourth Annual Lenten Spiritual Talk. This year’s speaker is Father Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior…

Holy Week Opportunities

Holy Thursday Join the Youth Group at our Holy Thursday Mass and then join us for our annual “Church Hopping”. (see note below)  Tradition holds that you visit local Repositories on Holy Thursday evening. We will visit five local Churches reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries. Below…

"Love God, serve God; everything is in that."

-St. Clare of Assisi

Videos to Inspire

"The singing of the Church comes ultimately out of love. It is the utter depth of love that produces the singing." - Pope Benedict XVI

Resources

"You too, dear young people, can be joyful witnesses of His love, courageous witnesses of His Gospel, carrying to this world a ray of His light." -Pope Francis

I’m Imperfect. And That’s Okay.

This false life of never enough permeates every aspect of our culture. When we pick out what to wear to school we ask, “Will others notice me?” When we step into the locker room to change out for sports we compare our body with that of others. When we get report cards… sports awards… drama or music evaluations… We are never enough. And when we do excel, there’s always some way we can (and “should”) improve. -read more at Life Teen

Understand Bullying

When you, your child, or someone close to you is being bullied, there are many steps to take to help resolve the situation. Make sure you understand what bullying is and what it is not, the warning signs of bullying, and steps to take for preventing and responding to bullying, including how to talk to children about bullying, prevention in schools and communities, and how to support children involved. After reviewing that information, if you feel you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help. -find out how to get help here

Calm in the Storm?: Living with Anxiety.

I would panic. I didn’t understand what was going on. My heart would race, my palms would sweat, and my body felt like it belonged to another world, but as a little girl all that I could explain to my mom was “that I felt weird.” Throughout my childhood I experienced situations like this. I lived in fear, but not the type of fear that could be silenced by a calm voice or reason. My mind spun, my brain hurt, and I often felt panicked. -read more at Life Teen

Save the Humans!

I can remember being a freshman in high school, hearing the word “abortion,” and having no idea what it was. I was walking through the streets of Washington DC with hundreds of thousands of other people. They were chanting and waving signs and praying fervently. My toes were freezing and I would’ve sworn two of them had actually fallen off. As my boots trucked through the snow, I began to wonder how and why I was there. -read more at Life Teen

Thinking about drinking?

I talk to teenagers just about every day, and the conversations are often the same. They deal with the Bible and what the Church teaches and how challenging it can be to live a holy life in an unholy culture. I’d say that most teens that I talk to are truly looking for the Lord; some, however, are looking less for the Lord and more for the loophole. -read more at Life Teen

We’re in Love… Is it Okay to Have Sex Before Marriage?

I’ve got to hand it to you guys: you are so, so creative. I have a lot of friends who are teens, since I work with teens full-time and volunteer at my parish’s youth ministry. And I love watching my newsfeeds blow up with these crazy, over-the-top “promposals. You know, where you cover a person’s car in Post-It notes and fill it with Skittles and then stand behind it, waiting with a pizza that says, “Prom?” -read more at Life Teen


Youth Group Photo Album

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Youth Photos – Sample 5

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Youth Photos – Sample 4

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