Youth Ministry

St. Mary’s Youth Ministry 

St. Mary’s youth group is an all-welcoming community to youth in grades 6-12. The youth ministry provides a loving community that leads and supports youth on their faith journeys and energizes them to extend the love of Christ to the world.

The lives of our youth are full of so many personal and spiritual milestones. Here are the main moments that we come alongside and celebrate each of our young people: Blessing of the Backpacks and Blessing of the Car Keys, birthday cards and blessings, sixth-grade transition, Confirmation, and high school graduation.

To stay up to date about youth events, please register to receive REMIND texts by texting @stmyouthsq to 81010, contact Associate Rector Kilpy Singer via email to sign up for the newsletter or follow us on Instagram @stmarysyouthsquad.

Sunday School and Youth Group

Sunday School and Youth Group meet in the Education Building towards the back of the campus. All youth (6th-12th graders) and friends are invited to all youth events!

Sunday School at 10 a.m. on Sunday Mornings –Middle-school and high-school Sunday school classes meet every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in the Education Building. This is a great chance to have discussions, ask questions, and think deeply about faith together.

Youth Group Events – Generally, the youth group meets twice a month on Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. for fellowship, games, and dinner. We alternate between large group gatherings and the monthly family worship & potluck. But no matter where we are or what we are doing, youth group events are always a fun and meaningful time of connection. And friends are always welcome!


If you are an 8th grader or above, you are invited to join this year’s confirmation class. This is an opportunity to grow in faith, learn about the Episcopal tradition, and develop meaningful connections with peers and church members.

2023-24 Class Schedule

  • Sunday, Oct. 15, 2:30-5 p.m. – Student Session I: Challenge Discovery Team Building Program @ St. Mary’s
  • Sunday December 3, 2:30-4 p.m. – Student Session II @ St. Mary’s
  • Sunday, January 21, 2:30-4 p.m. – Student Session III & Parent Session @ St. Mary’s (This session will also have a component for parents)
  • Sunday, March 3, 2:30-4 p.m. – Student Session IV @ St. Mary’s
  • Sunday, April 14, 2:30-4 p.m. – Student Session V @ St. Mary’s
  • Sunday, May 12 – Confirmation Day!
    9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Meet with Bishop, group photo
    11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Confirmation service
    12:15 – 1 p.m. Reception

Acolyte Ministry

Acolyting is one of the many important ministries we offer for our youth. It is an opportunity for young people to serve alongside and assist our Clergy during the worship services. It’s a special and meaningful way to participate in the life of this faith community. Interested in joining our acolyte team? Contact Carrie Schaeffer or Janice Nolan to learn more.

Parents, feeling called to volunteer?

The adults of this parish, whether or not they have children in this program, are crucial to the youth ministry and its impact. Please contact Kilpy if you are interested in learning more about what volunteering could look like for you.

Registration and how to stay connected

  • We want to stay connected! Fill out the registration form so we can have the most up-to-date and accurate information on you and your family.
  • Sign up for our monthly newsletter! Contact St. Mary’s via email to get signed up.
  • Want to receive text reminders about all of St. Mary’s Youth Ministry offerings and updates? Sign up for remind texts! Text @stmyouthsq to 81010
  • St. Mary’s Youth Ministry has its own Instagram account! This is where we post all the fun and share reminders and updates. Follow us at @stmarysyouthsquad.