Youth Ministry

 Youth Ministry

Contact information: Fr. Jim Smith, C.PP.S.
419-678-4118 office

Friday Morning Prayer begins at 7 a.m. at St. Henry Church.  Please join us in prayer for our high school students, student-athletes in Winter Sports, and our entire community.  Donuts, milk, and juice will be served immediately after morning prayer.

Youth Retreat!: The 19TH ANNUAL LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR is being held on March 23rd-25th at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein, Maria Stein Ohio. This year’s theme is “He’s making diamonds out of us”. The retreat is open to all teens and young adults who want to deepen and experience their Catholic Faith! There will be guest speakers, small group discussion, Adoration, Reconciliation, personal prayer, Mass, games and activities! Come and enjoy a weekend with friends, fun, and Faith! This is for YOU! To register, or if you have any questions, please call Kelly Horstman (567)644-4363.

Please join the Saint Henry Cluster Youth Ministry on Sunday, March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the St. Henry Church basement.  Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S., from the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) in Chicago will join us for an evening of social, prayer, and conversation about reconciliation and justice.  Pizza and pop will be provided.  Please sign-up in advance by emailing Fr. Jim (  Permission forms can be found here.  For a little information on Sr. Donna’s work at PBMR, check out her appearance on NBC with Megan Kelly:
NCAA March Madness is coming to the Saint Henry Cluster Youth Ministry.  A Youth Ministry Bracket Pool will take place this year for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  The entry-fee is $2 per bracket, one bracket per person.  The person with the winning bracket will get to choose the ministry the proceeds will go to, for example, St. Henry Church’s sister parish in Haiti or C.A.L.L. Food Pantry.  The top five brackets will receive a prize as well.  Brackets can be turned in to the CCD Center, Friday morning prayer committee members, Cluster offices, or Fr. Jim.  The $2 entry fee can be turned in to CCD teachers or Fr. Jim directly.
The Walk for Christ in town for the Saint Henry Cluster Youth Ministry will be Good Friday, March 30.  If you are interested in participating or helping out in any way, please contact Fr. Jim or Carmen Beyke.  There are many roles for the walk still available.

As a part of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM), One Call Institute, a program for musical liturgy will be offered from June 26-July 1, 2018 at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.  The conference is for youth and young adults (entering grade 10 and above).  The 6-day intensive institute is an opportunity to study, learn, perform, and pray together with renowned faculty and campus ministers from across the United States.  More information can be found at their website, The registration fee for the program is $600.  Financial assistance through Saint Henry Cluster is available for youth attending.  Please contact Fr. Jim for more information.