Middle School Youth Ministry (MSYM)

St. Matthias’ & St. Charles’ Middle School Youth Group is designed for fifth through eighth graders as a forum for exploration and discovery about how God has revealed himself in the world and how youth can become more aware of God’s presence in their lives. Over the scheduled sessions, youth will learn about God, Revelation and Faith, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit and the Church, Liturgy and Sacraments, Christian Morality and Justice and Prayer. Lives of the Saints will be explored and all faith topics will be connected to lived experiences. 

We will be using a St. Mary’s Press publication called, Connect! Bringing Faith to Life. Copies will be provided for youth. 

Meetings will combine prayer, structured learning, fun and games, and service projects and will be held on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm. 

To register your child for our MSYM Program, click here to complete the Google Form.  Or to find out more about our Middle School Youth Ministry program, contact Sabrina Harper.

Middle School Youth Ministry (MSYM) Schedule for 2023-2024

Our St. Matthias and St. Charles middle school youth meet together. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Most class meetings will be held in Borromeo Hall at St. Charles. Service projects or special events will be held in Fr. Lacey Hall at St. Matthias. 

Middle School Youth Ministry (MSYM) fee is $120 for one child, $60 for each additional child.  If you wish to make your payment online, click here for the secure donation portal.

Sept 20th Year 1/Chapter 3: The Holy Trinity
Oct 4th Year 3/Chapter 11: The Lord’s Prayer: A Prayer for All Time
Oct 18th Year 1/Chapter 9: Jesus Teaches
Nov 15th Year 3/Chapter 4: The Structure of the Church
Dec 13th Family Night at St. Matthias/Soup Kits
Jan 10th Year 1/Chapter 13: Meeting Jesus in the Gospels
Jan 24th Year 2/Chapter 7: The Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Word
Feb 7th Year 2/Chapter 8: The Eucharist: The Liturgy of the Eucharist
Feb 28th Year 2/Chapter 9: The Eucharist: Communion and Sending Forth
Mar 6th Special Event at St. Matthias/Game Night
Mar 20th Year 1/Chapter 10: Jesus Heals
April 3rd Year 2/Chapter 2: The Old Testament
April 17th Year 2/Chapter 3: Biblical Covenants: Old and New
May 1st Year 2/Chapter 4: The Prophets and the Hope for a Messiah
May 15th Special Event at St. Matthias/Scavenger Hunt


High School Youth Ministry (HSYM)

St. Matthias’ High School Youth Ministry program is designed for high school students as a forum for exploration and discovery about how God has revealed himself in the world and how young people can become more aware of God’s presence in their lives. An emphasis is placed on how youth can make meaningful connections with each other, the parish community and community at large. 

Our High School Youth Ministry group will be meeting in collaboration with the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition for service projects and learning from others. 

To find out more about our High School Youth Ministry program, contact Sabrina Harper.

Safe Environment

Each year, we act in accordance with national mandates implemented in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People for fingerprinting and/or background checks of all catechists and volunteers who have regular contact with young people. Also, all catechists and volunteers are required to complete an online course called, “Protecting God’s Children” before they begin their ministry and is renewed every three years.

Also, each year children will be guided through the “Empowering God’s Children Program” designed for specific age groups which provide a theme that introduces and builds on the basic concepts of the Teaching Boundaries and Safety Guide. The material is developmentally appropriate for each age group and includes content and activities that reinforce the message.

More information about these programs and materials will be made available to families in the fall.