The Youth ministry office is open the following hours during the Fall, Winter and Spring*.
Sunday mornings: 9am - 10:30am (if there is Religious Ed.)
Tuesdays: 11am - 3pm
Wednesdays: 1pm - 7pm
Thursdays: 11am - 5pm (We have Drop-in time for high school and junior high students Thursday afternoons)
*Summer hours vary depending on trips and programs.
Please contact Dana Petricka, Coordinator of Youth Ministry.
Office is located right outside the school cafeteria (lower level of St. Bartholomew School)
1306 27th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Dana Petricka, (812) 379-9353 ext. 238
Assistant Youth Ministry Coordinator
Cathy Lampton, (812) 379-9353 ext. 239
TO KNOW, LOVE, AND SERVE GOD, AND TO LEAD THE YOUNG CHURCH TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST AND HIS HOLY CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH.
To register for any event we are hosting, go to registration forms, pick category, and print off registration form.
If a registration form is not present, you may pick one up outside the Youth Ministry Office.
Registration is beginning for the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis! Group registration ends June 12th, so to secure your spot, please submit your registration form by June 10th to the main church office or youth ministry office. Registration forms can be picked up at the main church office, youth ministry office, or you may print them off from our webiste! NCYC dates are Nov. 20th through 23rd in Indianapolis, and the conference is for high school students in 2013-2014 school year only. Please visit their website at http://ncyc.nfcym.org/ for more information regarding speakers, concerts, hotel, etc. Contact Dana at email@example.com for more information.
Youth Ministry Summer Volleyball League
High school students: Are you interested in playing volleyball with youth ministry this summer???
Contact Dana (email above) for more information or click on the link below to download the form.
Summer Daze 2013
Fun-filled activities for all incoming 7th and 8th grade students
Contact Cathy Lampton (email above) for more information or click on the link below to download the form.
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Catholic Underground Bible Study
The first 2 Sundays of every month Youth Ministry has a Bible study which meets in the Youth Space from 7-8pm.
We are studying Salvation History, which is the Narrative books of the Old Testament leading up to their fulfillment in the New Testament. You don't have to have been to Bible study before to join us!
180 High School Youth Group
Every Wednesday night in the Youth Space join us for fun, faith, and fellowship!
Hope to see you there!
Coming Next Year...Junior High Youth Group
Jr. High Program
The program is designed to accommodate the variety of scheduling needs of each young person grades 7-8 and their families. The guidelines provide a comprehensive approach to growing in faith and prepare them for the High School religious education program. Each student is to attend one class in each of the three sessins offered.
In addition, each youth will participate in one Service Day we provide and 5 hours of community service on thier own time.
Class sizes will be limited to 12 youth so that sharing, reflection, prayer and group discussion can be accomplished. Pre registration for classes is required.
High School Program
The program is designed to accommodate the variety of scheduling needs of each young person grades 9-12 and their families. The guidelines provide a comprehensive approach to growing in faith.
To be Confirmed one must be enrolled in the 9th grade program which consist of 2 six week sessions, one retreat, and complete 5 service hours.
Class sizes will be limited to 12 youth so that sharing, reflection, prayer and group discussion can be done. Pre registration for classes is required.
Any high school student wishing to be Confirmed must be enrolled in the High School religious education program and complete the requirements for the high school program. Upon completion of those guidelines, any student can enroll in the Confirmation program. The Confirmation program is 2 six week session catechesis, one retreats and 35 hours of community service. The focus of the Confirmation program is to assist the youth in growing in their relationship with God and learning to live out the message of the gospel through service to their church, themselves and their community.
Please Check with the Youth Office for Schedules.
Religious Education Fees
a $75 fee is required each year when you enroll in the religious ed program as long as you are a registered and active participant with an updated stewardship card on file in St. Bartholomew Parish. This fees helps offset the cost of service days and supplies for the classes. Additional fees are required for retreats, however scholarship opportunities are available. Please do not let cost keep you from attending.
Parent Waiver Forms
Please print and complete the waiver form for all Youth Ministry activities. Click on the link below to download.
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Stained Glass is a music ministry group that provides music for liturgical celebrations on an average of once every two weeks. Stained Glass is open to any Junior High or High School student. Together it is our goal that our music will allow other's an opportunity for prayer and time to grow closer to God. Our prayer as you listen to us, is that God reaches out and touches you with all the joy, peace, comfort and love that he so abundantly gives.