So you want to know more about St Jude Youth Ministry?…
You should know that these are the kind of people you will encounter:
But if you STILL think this is something you want to know more about, check out the information below.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY (6th through 8th Grades):

Fall Fest: This is a great tradition that happens every year! We meet for pizza and then head to Heidi’s Farmstand for the corn maze. Check out our PAGE for more information!

Shine Rally: The diocesan-wide Shine Rally has been around since 1996. Deacon Ken Baldwin had a desire to create an event that appealed to middle school students and drew their attention to Jesus. It is an awesome day of speakers, music, games, skits, food, and faith. Contact Sue for more details, and check out Shine Rally FB Page and the Shine Rally website.
Shine Rally date: March 26

Movie Retreats: These are a great way to get deeper in your faith but have a great time doing it. We watch 1 movie based on the retreat theme and then have brief discussions following. We play games, hang out and eat snacks. It is a very laid back night. This is open to all 6th through 8th grade students. There will be a series of these throughout the year. Register here!
Movie Retreat Date: Friday, December 9 from 6-10PM.

Service Hours: Go HERE to find a list of options for service hours.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY (9th through 12th Grades):

Antioch Retreats: These are held once a year. These retreats are perfect for the first time retreat go-er to the retreat veterans. They are filled with lots of different activities from talks to games to skits. They are incredibly fun and as Sue has said numerous times “I am terrible at describing this great weekend without making it sound incredibly lame.” Contact Sue for more details or find out more HERE!
Retreat date: November 4-6, 2022

Refresh Retreat: This is 24 hours of relaxation and refreshment for high schoolers. They will be able to take a break from the world, grow in their faith, and build friendships. You can find more information about this at HERE.
Retreat date: February 25-26, 2023

SOMA Dinners: We want to feed the body and soul. All 9-12th graders are welcome to join us for a meal, talk, discussion, and social/game time. This will be every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 5:30-7PM in the Lisieux Room. Find out more info HERE.

Service Hours: Go HERE to find a list of options for service hours.

If you have any questions, look for this adult impersonator (aka Sue Wuorinen):

Otherwise call her at 616-363-6885 (ext 1166) or email at (