Jr. High & High School Youth Programs

Junior High - Grades 6-8

Youth are not the church of the future. We are the church today. We learn how to walk in the foot steps of Jesus and be a Disciple Today.


High School - Grades 9-12

Learn to live out the gospel message as we serve others in the community. Help to serve the Church, serve one another, and in leadership to the Junior High Youth program. Be Disciples Now.


High School Religious Education - Identity Project

Gather with Catholic youth from around the diocese on the first Sunday of each month at the Catholic Center.

Youth Ministry activities and events are held each month throughout the year at various times and dates. Activities are totally S.S.S. oriented ~ Social, Service, and Spiritual. These gatherings are a great place to introduce Christ to old friends, meet new friends, have a great time, grab some food, and learn how Jesus Christ can make a positive difference in your life.

Pre-teen and teenage years are an important time in spiritual, social, and moral development. Good Shepherd Youth Ministry reaches out to support these growing values for youth in grades six through twelve in faith-filled, enriching ways that are interesting, fun, practical, and real.

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events

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GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY

APRIL ~ MAY NEWSLETTER

Contact Cindy at cshoulders@evdio.org or 812-453-6130 to learn more about

Good Shepherd Youth Ministry and these upcoming events ~

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FORMATION FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION continues to meet bi-monthly in April and May for the 35 high school Confirmation candidates.  We are still seeking parents, sponsors, or other parishioners interested in serving occasionally as Small Group Leaders.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share - and grow - your faith without hours of preparation.

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FINDING JESUS CLUB is Holy Thursday, April 13, 2:30-4:00 pm - Mentored by middle school and high school youth ministry members, these sessions for grades 4 & 5 are filled with fun, seasonal and liturgically related activities that draw kids closer to Finding Jesus.  Though this will be our final meeting for the school year, all are welcome to join the fun!  Families are asked to participate by providing snacks and adult presence. 

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HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH MINISTRY

Are you looking for something awesome to do as a reflection of Holy Week?  Plan to join with the Youth Group for the following annual Triduum tradition of service and activities on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and/or Easter morning.

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HOLY THURSDAY GARDEN HANG-OUT, Thursday, April 13, 5-8 PM, Includes 7 PM Mass - In response to Christ's call to serve others in the example he set as he washed his disciples' feet, we will collect your donations of personal hygiene products for the men and women at the United Caring Homeless Shelter as a Holy Thursday Caring Gift.  Bring your donation of pump-soap, shampoo, disposable razors, or TP.  Other items in need at the shelter include coffee, used back-packs, and new men's or women's underwear.  Cash donations for the United Caring Shelter will also be accepted.  (Hair conditioner and hand-sanitizer is not needed.)  

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GOOD FRIDAY DYE DAY and UNITED CARING SHELTER DELIVERY, Friday, April 14, 3-8 PM, Includes 3 PM Way of the Cross & 7 PM Mass - We will color eggs for United Caring Homeless Shelter's Easter meals and stuff eggs for our Easter Morning egg giveaway.  Please bring a dozen of HARD BOILED eggs in the original carton. Be sure to BOIL EGGS ahead of time, carefully check for cracked eggs and keep cracked ones at home.  After the Way of the Cross and coloring eggs, we will travel to visit the United Caring Homeless Shelter to deliver our Holy Thursday Caring Gifts and Colored Eggs that are sure to brighten Easter morning for the homeless men and women of our community .  We will then return for Good Friday Services at 7 PM.  

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EASTER MORNING EGG GIVE-AWAY - Youth Ministry members are asked to sign-up to meet in the narthex just before the Closing Prayer to gather baskets at the exits and be ready to give away the stuffed eggs we will have prepared for the children of the parish.

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GRADUATING SENIOR MASS & DINNER, 4:30 pm, Saturday, May 6 - The Good Shepherd Youth Ministry would like to congratulate and celebrate our graduating seniors!  Hosted by the Confirmation class and youth ministry members, seniors and their families are invited to join us for 4:30 Mass followed by our second annual Senior Dinner on Saturday, May 6Dinner will be served in the school cafeteria after Mass.  Watch your mail for invitation with details and RSVPs.  

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ECHO - Diocesan Youth Day - The Diocesan Youth Leadership Team (DYLT) invites all high school youth to join us for the first Evansville Catholic Holy Oasis (ECHO) on Saturday, May 13. This day-long oasis retreat will focus on our spiritual lives within the physical world. Come join us for Mass with Bishop Thompson, Adoration, Reconciliation, Divine Mercy Chaplet, the Rosary, small groups, and hear the wisdom of Keynote Speaker Katie Prejean, a young woman who is nationally recognized for her humor and down to earth approach when sharing her faith with young people.  Through exposure to our Church’s Tradition, keynotes by Katie, a homily by Bishop Thompson, and the Holy Spirit, youth will leave with a better understanding of “Thy Will Be Done” and the tools to help them discern that will.  Contact Cindy for more information.  

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MISSION EVANSVILLE - High school youth and adults are invited to join us for the 2nd Annual Mission Evansville 2017 on June 11-14!  Mission Evansville is collaborative effort between area pastors, youth ministers, and parishes to give our youth a "mission trip" experience in our own local community.  Last year, we served 7 organizations in the Evansville area and logged 600+ volunteer hours. This summer we hope to build on the fruits of last year and impact even more needy families and children through our service. There are still a few spaces open i you're interested in joining us this year. Please contact Cindy asap.

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OTHER DATE REMINDERS AND UPCOMING EVENTS TO NOTE

SUMMER SOCIAL, June 22-24 - Youth Ministry Tic-Tac-Toe Booth

TEC (Teens Encounter Christ), July 21-24  - High school juniors through college age 22.