Teens Faith Formation

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing if your mind, Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.” - Romans 12:2


(Girls, Grades 5-8)

Challenge is a network of Catholic clubs and camps for girls in the fifth through twelfth grade who want to grow in their Catholic faith, friendship with Christ, and make a difference in the world around them. It is designed to help adolescent girls go out into the world as strong and authentic Catholic role models where they can make a positive impact. Challenge's "recipe" for success is based on the combination of doing apostolic work and formation. This dual approach helps to unite the girls with Christ in order to live virtue, find happiness and to make a difference.



Patty Steele | 513.218.8028



(Boys, Grades K-8)

Conquest is a National Network of leadership programs, clubs, and camps for boys and young men 5 to 16 years of age. Conquest trains boys to become self-disciplined and confident young men, who become Catholic leaders who possess moral integrity and who are committed to improving the communities in which they live.

Dan DeBrosse


St. Margaret of York Parish School

(Grade K-8)

"St. Margaret of York Parish School is rooted in the values of the Roman Catholic tradition. Through the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, we promote spiritual, academic, and personal growth. We are committed to educational excellence through supporting and encouraging a diverse community of learners to become responsible stewards of God's gifts." Click here for more info.

Parish Religion Programs
(Grades 1-8)


St. Margaret of York PRP provides faith formation for children in grades 1-8 who attend public schools. PRP includes session options during the summer, for 1st grade – 8th grade, as well as the academic year on Sunday mornings. Families choose the option that best supports parents in their role as primary educators of their children. Click here for more info.



Melissa Capella | 513.697.3105


Religious Home Study Program

This year, SMOY has created a brand new Religious Home Study Program as a flexible alternative to PRP. The new home study program was designed to equip parents to thrive in their natural vocation as the first Catechist and teacher of the faith to their children. The curriculum is Ignatius Press Life In Christ but instead of purchasing the physical books, Ignatius Press has partnered with Our Catholic Faith Delivered which allows for a complete online approach to home study faith formation. The students have access to their grade level materials online for a 1 year period and have the ability to complete the coursework at their own pace.  All assessments and prayer exercises are completed through the online platform so that both the Parents and our faith formation office can monitor progress in knowledge of the faith and relationship with Christ. For more information or to register for our Home Study program, please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Melissa Capella.



Melissa Capella | 513.697.3105


Aglow Youth Group

(Grades 7 & 8)

The Aglow Youth Group is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. We meet on Monday evenings throughout the year. Click here to learn more about the youth group.



Melissa Capella | 513.697.3105


Ablaze Youth Group

(Grades 9 - 12)

St. Margaret of York's High School Youth Group is open to all 9th - 12th graders. There are youth nights, retreats, mission trips, camps and conferences. SMOY offers it all! Click here to explore all the youth group has to offer!



Melissa Capella | 513.697.3105


Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the beginning of a journey intended for adults who want to learn more about the Catholic faith and possibly join the Church at the Easter Vigil with the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation.



Birgitt Hacker | 513.697.3114




Annual Programs
Totus Tuus

The teen program of Totus Tuus which means Totally Yours in Latin, which is the ancient language of the Church, is a week of engaging discussions, prayer opportunities, learning, games, and life changing witnesses of how to give yourself totally to God.

Our first priority is your child’s safety! All adult volunteers approved to work with children in our parish or school have completed a background check, attended and remain compliant with VIRTUS Safe Environment standards. For more information about child safety or to become vetted to work with youth please click here.