Youth Ministries

St. John Youth Ministries serves ALL youth in our area from 8th grade up to and through 12th grade. We offer a wide variety of events, activities, projects and happenings. We support our parish through Stewardship, sharing of time, talent and treasure. We volunteer for parish events and school events as well as our annual summer festival. We also serve as Religious Education catechists and aides, Lectors and ExtraOrdinary Ministers of Holy Communion. We invite and encourage all youth in this age group to participate and bring their friends in order to spread the Gospel message.

Normally, we meet on Sunday evenings, however, because of COVID restrictions this has been suspended.  We will be having monthly activities throughout the year as restrictions allow.

Some of our annual events are: Mission Trip to Jackson, Ky., Christmas caroling in the Harrison area and at Mt. St. Joe, Christmas in Jackson, Postponing Sexual Involvement series, and door-to-door canned food collection.

Our mission at S.J.Y.M. is to SERVE ALL YOUTH! We use a Total Youth Ministry model. We are open to and welcome all suggestions and ideas and encourage you to call us at 513-367-9086, Ext. 218.


Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Young Adult events held monthly or semi-monthly include: Young Adult Bible Study for college age and older, Theology on Tap, Young Adult gatherings on the second & fourth Wednesdays at 7 p.m. as well as occasional outings and meetings. Some of our Young Adults also help out the St Vincent DePaul Society with their furniture ministry. Still others serve as chaperones, drivers, crew leaders and more for our Mission Trip and other road trips. 

VIRTUS: Decree on Child Protection

To remain in compliance with The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection, regular volunteers are required to submit to a background check and fingerprinting, as well as attend a 3 hour VIRTUS training session on the topic. Pre-registration is required to attend all VIRTUS sessions and you can do that at the above VIRTUS link underlined in red.