• Youth Ministry for Middle School

    Subject to Change: As always, all events are subject to change.  Stay up to date by reading the Sunday Bulletin and watching the webpage, and joining the St.Anthony Youth Ministry Facebook page or Twitter page! We also now have a Instagram account! Check us out!

    Mission: The St. Anthony of Padua Youth Ministry Program is committed to the reality that young people are an important and integral part of the parish community. Youth Ministry seeks to foster the maturing of faith in the youth of our parish and the surrounding community, building disciples of Jesus Christ. 

    We affirm the gifts of our youth and we foster opportunities for young people to share their gifts with the larger community. The spiritual and social needs of the youth are to be met with the committed leadership, guidance, and support of our parish adults. The adults and youth of our parish are therefore provided with opportunities to grow together in Christian faith.

    Through a variety of programs, events, and outreach, we seek to draw young people into responsible participation in the life, work, and mission of the parish community.

    We believe the ministry is to, with, by and for the young people and is a blessing for the entire community. 



    COME and JOIN the FUN. St. Anthony's High School CORE Youth Team is planning to host a Middle School Lock-In on Friday night, March 16. Activities planned so far includes a Scavenger Hunt, Dodge ball, Basketball, Capture the Flag, Movies, Pizza, lots of snacks and fun! SIGN UP TODAY! Cost $10 and bring a snack to share.



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     Join middle school youth from all around the diocese for a day of games, live, music, skits and more!! Food is provided. Cost $35 for the day payable to St. Anthony of Padua. Click here for Registration Form.




     Important Dates Confirmation Dates

    8th Grade Academic Year



    Introductory Sponsor/ Candidate Meeting: Choose one (Both in Worship)

            *Rite of Welcome and Commitment:

    1. Tuesday, November 28th, 7:30-8:30pm
    2. Wednesday, November 29th, 7:30-8:30pm



    • January Sponsor/Candidate Meeting- Required


    Choose one of two options: (Both in Worship Area)

    1. Tuesday January 9th,  7:30-8:30pm
    2. Wednesday January 10th,  7:30-8:30pm



    • February Sponsor/Candidate Meeting- Required


    Choose one of two options: (Both meet in Worship Area)

    1.  Tuesday, February 6th,  7:30-8:30pm
    2.  Wednesday, February 7th,  7:30-8:30pm



    • March Sponsor/Candidate Meeting- Required


    Choose one of two options: (Both meet in Worship Area)

    1. Tuesday, March 6th,  7:30-8:30pm
    2. Wednesday, March 7th,  7:30-8:30pm



    • April 28th Candidate, Into the Streets and Covenant Ritual - Required


    Saturday, April 28th  10:00 am – 5:30 pm (Meet in Cafeteria)

    • Permission Slip Required
    • 20 volunteers needed (parents or sponsors)
    • Pack Sack Lunch
    • 4:30pm Mass for Ritual


    **In addition to the above, there will be three homework assignments required

    to complete between candidate & sponsor**

    Looking Ahead: Fall of 9th Grade Year



    One-two weeks Prior: Final Meeting and Rehearsal (Candidates and Sponsors)

    ~ Sunday Afternoon 12:45-1:15pm

    ~ Includes Ceremony Rehearsal


    Determined by Bishop: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation

  • Contact the Cathy Pearce (616-453-8229 ext. 102) or by email (cpearce@saparish.com) with any questions or requests.