Ongoing Youth Ministry Events
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For information about Youth Ministry and SMASH, please contact:

Deanna Lane
Director of Youth Ministry

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SMASH Prayer

Thank you, Lord. Thank you for blessing us with a community of believers that worships and prays together.

Help us, Lord. Help us lead lives we can take pride in despite all of today’s pressures.

Remind us, Lord. Remind us that when we are lost and lonely, you are always near.

Forgive us, Lord. Forgive us for we are far from perfect and grant us hearts that are open to forgiving others.

Give us strength, Lord. Give us strength to hear your voice and follow your plan today and always.


Youth Ministry Philosophy
The Student Ministry program at Sacred Heart strives to empower the teens of the parish to live as Disciples (followers) of Christ, to draw them into responsible participation in the social and spiritual life of the parish and to foster their personal and spiritual growth through a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and their relationship with Jesus.

What is SMASH? Watch the video above for a sneak peek...

SMASH (Student Ministry at Sacred Heart)
SMASH on Wednesdays: Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in weekly youth gatherings from 6:30-8:30 most Wednesdays during the school year. Participants have the opportunity to explore their faith and grow in their relationship with God through the use of music, media, prayer, games, stories, talking with peers and more. No registration necessary, come any time! 
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Service: Opportunities to serve others are offered throughout the year such as serving a meal at Catholic Worker House, Courage League Sports and Christmas shopping with underprivileged kids. Extended service trips are offered during spring break (FIA) and in the summer.  

Community Building: Many opportunities to build community are available through events such as Ice Skating, Lazer Tag, and Summer Beach Bash to name a few. 

Teen Choir: This energetic group leads upbeat music for Mass about once a month (usually 11:15). Rehearsals are two or three Sunday’s a month from 6:30-8:00 pm. New singers and instrumentalists welcome any time throughout the year. See Calendar for schedule. 

What's Happening!


Fall Newsletter
CLICK HERE to download the fall newsletter

High School Youth Rally Nov. 16
CLICK HERE for information and permission slip to the Diocesan Youth Rally at St. Thomas More Center Nov. 16.

Lazer Tag Teambuilding Nov. 19
CLICK HERE for information and permission slip for Lazer Tag Teambuilding on Nov. 19

Ski Trip to Afton Alps, Jan. 10-11, 2015
CLICK HERE for details about the ski trip
CLICK HERE to download a ski trip permission slip 

2014-15 Calendar
CLICK HERE to download the complete 2014-15 Youth Ministry Calendar

Important Fall Dates At-A-Glance:
Oct. 12                  Confirmation Mass (2014 Class) 4:00

Oct. 19         Teen Choir at 11:15 Mass

Oct. 26                  Love in the Heart of Christ
                               Parish Service Day)

Nov. 9        Teen Choir at 9:30 Mass

Nov. 16                 High School Youth Rally 
                              (St. Thomas More Center)

Nov. 19                 Lazer Tag Teambuilding

Dec. 13      Christmas Shopping Service event

View Photos from the Summer Mission Trip: Colorado Flood Relief 
The mission trip was a HUGE success. We worked hard, played hard and most importantly, prayed hard! Thanks to all for their prayers and financial support of this year's trip. Click this link to enjoy many pictures from the week.

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