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Missionary Disciples Institute

This summer, high school students from around the nation are invited to apply for the Missionary Disciples Institute (MDI) on Marian University's Campus. The conference is from June 13th-17th and it is a time for the students to grow in their faith through intentional community, keynote speakers, praise/worship, and small groups where they learn about becoming disciples in their own church communities. These students will develop incredible friends and form relationships with current Marian students and faculty members. I highly encourage any student who is looking for ways to deepen their relationship with Christ, to become leaders in the church, and/or to get involved in a new and fun thing this summer to apply! The deadline to apply is March 1st! I hope to see y'all there! If you have any questions, you can reach out to, Sarah Heard. Thanks so much!

SMOY has several youth ministry alumni who currently attend Marian University, including Sarah. MDI is a great opportunity for students who want to be leaders in the church and their communities.

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St. Margaret of York Youth Ministry is open to all 6th-12th grade students. There are Youth Nights, Retreats, Mission Trips, Camps and Conferences. SMOY offers it all!

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Join the Core Team! Please contact Melissa Capella If you or someone you know would be a good fit for this ministry!

Summer 2022


May 31 - June 3 | Vacation Bible School*
June 8 | Game Night
June 17 - 19 | Steubenville Conference
June 19 - 23 | Totus Tuus Grades 7-12
June 20 - 24 | Totus Tuus Grades 1-6*
June 29 | Game Night


July 6 | Game Night
July 10 - 13 | iPlunge Grades 8-9
July 13 | Game Night
July 14 - 15 | iSplash Grades 6-7
July 17 - 23 | Catholic Heart Work Camp


August 3 |  Game Night

*This is a volunteer opportunity for grades 7-12.

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On Game Nights, no matter the weather, we get together from 7-9pm outside and in the Fr. Jan Room for whatever games sound fun that week.

Every summer, thousands of teens encounter the Lord at Steubenville Conferences. This summer, we’ll take a group of high school students to Franciscan University at Steubenville for nationally known keynote speakers, great music, breakout workshops and a chance to meet Jesus in a way they have never experienced before.

Totus Tuus, Latin for "Totally Yours," is a week-long summer catechetical youth program that combines Catholic religious instruction and having fun! A team of college-age students and seminarians come to the parish to lead. The youthfulness and energy of the teachers is an inspiring way to share the faith and their enthusiasm is contagious, so come out and join us.

iPlunge & iSplash are opportunities for our middle school teens to begin to understand how we can give back and reach out to our community and our world without leaving Cincinnati. We will be staying at the Jesuit Spiritual Center and serving at various locations and organizations throughout Cincinnati.

For Catholic Heart Work Camp we will be traveling to Mary Help of Christians Academy in North Haledon, NJ. Our work there will be with many agencies, parishes, and Catholic Schools in the Paterson, Newark, and Elizabeth areas. We will also branch out into less urban areas of North Jersey. The worksites include homeless shelters, food pantries, low-income preschools, a friary, group homes for individuals with disabilities, Senior daycare, a nursing home, and a convent, just to highlight a few. The week will include a number of retreat elements to our morning and evening programming including Mass, Adoration, and dynamic talks as well as time for fellowship.

Melissa Capella
Melissa Capella
Director of Youth Ministry

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1st & 3rd Mondays*

6:30 – 7:30pm

(Grades 6 - 8)

Ablaze Youth Group

1st, 3rd, & 4th Sundays*

7:00 – 8:30pm

(Grades 9-12)


*There may be some exceptions