High School Youth Ministry

The goal of this ministry is to provide a place for High School teens to identify their place in the Church, grow in their faith, and grow together in fellowship.  We meet on Sundays after the 5pm Mass til 8pm in Aquinas Hall.  For more information contact: Sr. Edeva Jover, OP or 704-549-0199, x305.

***Upcoming Activities***


  • March 24 (Friday, 7:30pm) FINAL PRESENTATION: Living Stations of the Cross
  • March 26: Youth Group: Our Father
  • April 1: Bishop's Lenten Youth Pilgrimage at Belmont Abbey. We will meet at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 8am and be back at 4pmCost is $15.00 (includes t-shirt and lunch) Please make check payable to St. Thomas Aquinas. Permission slip and fee are due on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.









  • April 9: Youth Group: The Crowd, The Crown and The Cross
  • April 16: No meeting (Easter Sunday)
  • April 23: Youth Group: Friendship...Holy or Not?
  • April 28-30 (Fri-Sun): Diocesan Youth Conference at Ridgecrest Conference Center, Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • May 7: Youth Group: More Than Friends
  • May 14: No meeting - Happy Mother's Day
  • May 21: Youth Group: Arts and Crafts
  • May 28: No meeting - Happy Memorial
  • June 4: Youth Group
  • June 11: Youth Group: Honoring the Graduates

Save the Date: Totus Tuus Summer Youth Program - week of July 9th, 2017

Save the Date: Mission Trip - July 23-28, 2017


*****ARCHIVES *****

March 19: Youth Group: Rehearsal for Living Stations of the Cross
March 12: Paint a Sunset
March 5: Youth Group: Interaction with Others

February 26: Youth Group: A Night with our Pastor, Fr. Winslow!
February 18-19: Lock-In at the Missionaries of the Poor Monastery, Monroe
February 12: Youth Group: Bowling at AMF University Lanes
January 29: Youth Group: Dignity 





January 27-28 (Fri-Sat): March for Life, Washington, DC. Click here for Itinerary and Permission Slip.
January 22: Youth Group: Pro-Life
January 15: Youth Group: Love is a Choice

December 18: Youth Group: Christmas Party. Bring a white elephant gift for less than $5.
December 10 (Sat): Feeding at the Missionaries of the Poor, Monroe. We will meet at STA at 9am and be back around 1pm. Click here to sign up to donate.
December 4: Youth Group: Worm Races!





November 20: Youth Group: KNOCKERBALLS
November 12 (10am, Sat) : Rite of Confirmation 
November 6: Youth Group/ Confirmation Rehearsal
October 30: Youth Group/ Confirmation Holy Hour
October 23: Youth Group/ Confirmation Prep : Prayer and Scriptures
October 2: Youth Group/ Confirmation Prep : Universal Call to Holiness
September 25: Youth Group/ Confirmation Prep : Pro-Life Night
September 18: Youth Group/ Confirmation Prep : Who is the Holy Spirit
September 10: Eucharistic Congress in Uptown Charlotte. We are renting 2 buses. 
August 28: Youth Group/ Confirmation Class : What is the Sacrament of Confirmation
August 21: Youth Group: Freshmen Kick Off (PIzza Dinner, Water Balloon Capture the Flag and more...)







August 10-14: Mission Trip at the Missionaries of the Poor, Monroe.
August 7: Youth Group: Understanding the Icons with Deacon Matthew Hanes
July 31: Youth Group: Mission and Year of Mercy with Fr. Winslow







July 24: Youth Group: Apologetics with Deacon Chris Bond
July 10 - July 14:Totus Tuus. TOTUS TUUS is a Diocesan program that gathers together college students and seminarians onto teams of four each and sends them out to parishes to spread the GOOD NEWS of our LORD among children and youth. The middle and high school program has catechetical instruction, a night of Adoration and Reconciliation, and a night of fellowship with the team. The goal is to help them to know the LORD and love him more deeply. Because of the youthfulness and energy of the teachers, the youth have FUN as well!







June 27 - July 1: Duc In Altum. Retreat for women, freshmen in high school to freshmen in college.
June 26: Youth Group: Soccer, Spanish Cuisine and Seminary Life with our very own, Seminarian Camilo Salas-Bowen.
June 13-17: Quo Vadis. A camp for Catholic men to learn more about the priesthood, deepen their faith, and help discern God's call in their lives.
June 19-25: Faithful Servant Catholic Leadership Institute. Christ-centered Leadership Experience. 
June 12: Baccalaureate Mass and Reception
June 5: Youth Group: Apologetics with Fr. Christian
May 22: Youth Group: Gym Night
May 15: Youth Group: Just the Right Stuff
April 29 - May 1: Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC) at Ridgecrest Conference Center, Black Mountain, NC. We will meet at St. Thomas at 5:30pm on April 29 (Fri) and be back around 3pm on May 1 (Sun).  Permission Slip and fee due April 10th. 













April 25: Bingo Fundraiser 
April 24: Youth Group: Apologetics 
April 17: Youth Group: Finding the Future in the Past (Part 2 of 2)
April 10: Youth Group: Finding the Future in the Past (Part 1 of 2)
April 9 (Sat, 9am - 2pm) - Service Project with the Missionaries of the Poor, in Monroe. Please bring dessert. Download permission slip here.
April 3: Youth Group: Game Night
March 20: Youth Group: Movie Night
March 19 (Saturday)  Bishop's Lenten Pilgrimage at Belmont Abbey College











March 13: Youth Group: Game Night
March 11 (Friday, 7pm): Living Stations of the Cross FINAL PRESENTATION. We will celebrate at Cici's after the presentation. Please arrange your own transportation.
March 6: Youth Group: Living Stations of the Cross FINAL REHEARSAL 
February 28: Youth Group: Living Stations of the Cross Rehearsal
February 21: Youth Group: Conquer and Celebrate
February 19-20: Ski Trip with St. Mark Youth Group at Appalachian Ski Mountain, Boone  
February 14: Youth Group: Marriage in God's Plan
February 13: (Saturday): Service Project at the Missionaries of the Poor, in Monroe. We will meet at St. Thomas at 9:0am and be back around 2:00pm. Please bring/donate dessert (cupcakes, brownie or cookies) and juice boxes. Click permission slip here.
January 31: Youth Group: "It's ____ who build Community" and Game Night
January 21-22, 2016: March for Life in Washington, DC. Click itinerary and permission slip here. Turn in permission slip and payment by December 7th.  
January 17: Youth Group: Stewardship 
January 16 (Saturday): UNC Charlotte's Men's Basketball - Faith and Family Night!  We will meet at Halton Theather, UNCC at 6:30pm. Game should be over by 9pm, 9:30pm the latest. Permission slip and fee ($10) due on the 10th. ‚Äč
January 10: Youth Group: Game Night

December 31 (7pm) -January 1 (9pm): New Year's Lock-In at St. Mark
December 24, 6pm (Thursday): Christmas Pageant
December 22, 5pm (Tuesday): Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
December 19, 9am-3pm (Saturday): Service Project at the Missionaries of the Poor, in Monroe
December 13 - MS and HS Teen Advent Recollection with Fr. Christian. Taco dinner will be served at 6:15p in Aquinas Hall. Adoration, Reflection by Fr. Christian and Confession in church til 8pm
December 12 (Saturday): Caroling at Men's Shelter. We will meet at STA at 6pm and be back around 9pm. The men in the shelter are requesting for the following items: hats, gloves, socks, bar soap, toothpaste/brushes, shaving/razors.
December 6 - Youth Group: Game Night
November 22 - Youth Group: Just the Right Stuff 

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