Youth Ministry - Grades 7-12

Faith is not one size fits all. Jesus came so that we can each have our own personal relationship with Him! Our Youth Ministry program helps youth discover who Jesus is, and how to develop that relationship. Small group communities grow closer to Jesus together, through service, retreats and socials. Small group leaders walk with youth to answer their faith question.

Youth who are interesed in getting to know who Jesus is, and developing a personal relationship with Him should register for small groups by following this link. For helpful tips on how to register follow this link.

Middle School Youth - Grades 7/8

Middle School Youth Ministry invites youth who will be in 7&8 grade this fall to join us Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 pm for an amazing opportunity to dine, laugh, grow, teach, and play together in our faith. Middle School Youth will experience topics of today and how to navigate their worlds as a disciple of faith. Wednesday nights will be full of fun, fellowship, engaging thinking, and hands on learning.  Additional retreats and community outings will be offered throughout the year as well. Come join us as you foster a friendship with Jesus and make even more friends at Holy Apostles! Cost $120 for the year for youth in grades 7-8. 

 In addition to formation with their family, middle school youth have an opportunity to join their peers for social and service events, along with a retreat.  Follow this link for a printable schedule

High School Youth - Grades 9-12

High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry at Holy Apostles is a welcoming home for building community, fellowship, fun, and making young disciples of Christ. All rising 9-12 grade youth are invited to join us on Sunday nights from 6-7:30 for a meal, interactive experience, and social bonding with fellow youth members. We will also pray together at Mass one Saturday each month and gather after for an evening of fun! Additional retreats and community outings will be offered throughout the year as well. Come join us to foster a friendship with Jesus and make even more friends at Holy Apostles! Cost $120 for the year for youth in grades 9-12.  Follow this link for a full calendar of events.  

ALPHA

High School Youth who want to go deeper in their faith should participate in ALPHA for Teens. ALPHA is an 11-week program that helps teens ask important questions about their faith, while developing their own faith small groups. Youth will continue to meet at High School Youth events with their small groups after ALPHA sessions are complete. Youth who would like to prepare for Confirmation must attend ALPHA before beginning preparation for Confirmation. This can be done in the fall of 9th or 10th grade, or in the spring of 9th grade.  Alpha sessions are held on Sunday nights from 5:00-6:30 pm. Sessions run for 11 weeks. Dinner is included each week.

Reach Out Reach In

is a summer service week for High School youth who want to be involved in direct service and social action. Youth learn about many community organizations located around the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, that work to meet the needs of the poor and vulnerable in the city.  Teens ages 15-18 who have completed 9th grade are invited to join us for this inspiring week of service in action! For more information visit https://www.archmil.org/RORI.htm Parishes are limited to 10 youth so if you would like to sign up to attend with our parish please contact Rachel Madden at 262-786-2035 before April 30, 2019. or RSVP here.

The National Catholic Youth Conference

is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic Youth.  Held in Indianapolis, IN the schedule includes keynote speakers, prayer, workshops, recreational activities, concerts, exhibits, stadium Mass and Adoration. This year the focus is on forgiveness, Catholic Spirituality, prayer, global issues, sexuality and leadership. Participants must be in grades 9-12 in the fall of 2019  For more information contact Rachel Madden or Jess Makuck about this amazing one of a kind experience! To RSVP click here. You will be contacted with more information. For more information, visit https://www.archmil.org/NCYC.htm

Confirmation Sacramental Preparation

Confirmation Preparation helps prepare youth for a life of service as a missionary witness of Jesus Christ in our world. Youth spend time deeper in prayer, learning about our Lord, and loving others through service. 

Who is ready for Confirmation Preparation?? 

Youth who will be 15 years of age by September 1, have participated in ALPHA and Youth Ministry, or attend a Catholic School for at least 1 year prior to and including the year of preparation, are eligible to register for Confirmation Preparation.  

Preparation for Confirmation beings in January and the sacrament is celebrated in October. 

For more information please visit our Confirmation Sacramental Preparation page.

Holy Apostles Athletics Program

Holy Apostles School athletics program: 7th and 8th grade youth who are actively involved in our Youth Ministry program are eligible to participate in volleyball, basketball or track. For more information Visit their webpage

CYM Sports - Youth in 9-12th grade who would like to play on a co-ed Volleyball or Basketball team for our parish are invited to register for CYM Sports!  For questions follow this link or contact our parish coordinator. Denise Christianson at denchrist7@wi.rr.com

Get Involved
You can support children and youth on their faith journey by participating in a variety of ways, including small group leader, assistant leader or substitute, event planner, event facilitator or volunteer, or administrative coordinator. Sharing your gift will influence both their faith journey and yours. It takes over 150 people to support our child and youth faith formation experiences. Click here to explore your opportunities and be apart of forming disciples of Christ!
Safeguarding Children and Youth

Before any adult can become involved with a parish/school event for children or youth, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee requires that he/she attend a Safeguarding All God’s Family training and have a criminal background check. Click here for more information and steps to complete.

Got Questions?

For more information, please contact:
Rachel Madden
Mission Director: Youth
262-786-2035

Teresa Tobin
Mission Director: Child and Family
262-754-0157

Jess Makuck
Mission Assistant: Child, Youth, and Family
262-754-0170