Youth Group Meeting/News

New Year for Youth Group! 
2019-2020 begins at the beginning of June!  Students just completing the 6th grade are welcome to join in on the fun!  Graduating seniors may continue to participate throughout the summer months.

Youth Group is open to students in grades 7-12, including youth who have just completed the 6th Grade in spring 2019.
This group works, prays and plays together!


Youth Group plans are to meet throughout the summer as long as there is an interest from the youth.  Most meetings for summer 2019 will be Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Welcome St. Joe Bonne Terre Youth!
Awesome news!  Some youth from St. Joseph Church in Bonne Terre will be hanging out with us this summer!  We are looking forward to the collaboration between our two parishes!

Parish School of Religion for 2018-2019 has come to its official end.  Youth Group will take a couple of weeks off, but we will begin our summer meetings in June!

June Meetings
June 5, 2019-Meeting at I.C. at 6 p.m.
June 12, 2019-Meeting at I.C. at 6 p.m.
June 19, 2019-Meeting at 6 p.m. (location TBA)
June 26, 2019-No meeting! 
See you at the YG car wash on Sunday, June 30!

June Activities
Elephant Rocks-Back by popular demand!  Field Trip on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  Lunch and transportation provided for YG.  Families welcome to attend.  Leaving from St. John the Apostle, Bismarck following the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

Immaculate Conception Spring Fling-
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  YG members are asked to serve as volunteers as needed for part of the day.  Bring your family!  All are welcome.
  Rummage Sale Set-up the day before 5 p.m-?

Chillbilly Ice Shack-Possibly Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.  Details coming soon.  An evening of cold treats and just chillin' out together.  Corner of Desloge Dr. and Chestnut St.  (We might meet at I.C. and walk to the Chillbilly.  Permission slips may be required.)

Youth Group Car Wash-Sunday, June 30, 2019.  Official start time is 11:30, but will probably begin sooner since the Knights of Columbus should be serving breakfast all morning and there may be customers earlier.
  Gotta pay for the hotel at Springfield for Steuby!

Steubenville News!
Fundraising for Steubenville STL 2019 is in full swing!  Can't wait to go back.  


Steubenville-Week 1  July 12-14, 2019!

Link for Individual Registration. Youth and chaperones who have already stated their interest in going can register at any time, preferably sooner rather than later.  It's probably too late for anyone else to squeeze in on this trip, but talk to Brenda for more information.

Other possible activities to be scheduled:
    Trip to the Grissom Space Museum in Bonne Terre 
    Trip to an animal shelter
    Tour Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center  
    Day at the zoo (Spring or Summer 2019)
    Trivia Night Fund-raiser
    Car Wash Fund-raiser
    VMY Mass at Ste. Genevieve or Perryville

Service Activity
DIY Lawn Games Continues!  Youth Group has been discussing various lawn games that we can build and put together, and we have begun construction. Finished games will be available for Youth Group use and also provided to the parish for use at special events.  Youth are asked to look around their homes for items that can be re-purposed for use as part of a DIY game.  Please discuss with parents.  All ideas/suggestions welcome!

Contact Information
Youth Ministers:

Candis Barks
Phone:  573-366-5554

Brenda Carrow 
Phone:  573-315-0591 or 573-483-2404, email:

New Members Always Welcome!    Youth should be 7th-12th Graders.  No other requirements. 
Immaculate Conception/St. John the Apostle parish cookbooks are still available for purchase through the Youth Group at the reduced rate of $5 a book.