Youth Group Meeting/News

Youth Group

Youth Group 2020-2021 has begun! 

Youth Group is always open to students in grades 7-12.  Seniors who are eligible for graduation Spring 2020 may continue to participate until the start of PSR classes this fall.

Youth do not have to be parishioners at either Immaculate Conception or St. John the Apostle, youth do not even have to be practicing Catholics or enrolled in PSR.  Everyone is always welcome.  Come when you can to whatever events you choose to come to.
atch for emails from Brenda and Candi (if you do not currently receive emails, please contact us at the parish email, and we'll add you to our email list.  

Do to a lack of participation in the activities provided in May-June, Youth Group will not be meeting in July after all.  We'll take a breather and reassess the whole situation as we approach August.  There may be some things that we can do that do not require us to actually meet face-to-face or there may be events outside of the parish that some of our families might like to attend together.  We'll try to keep you informed of options.  There will be monthly events planned by the Vincentian Marian Youth Group and we do encourage you to follow them and to participate with other teens from the area in these VMY activities.

This group works, prays and plays together!

June Meetings & Events
No Meetings

Baking Cookies!
Update on Cookies. 
There seems to be a lack of interest in baking cookies.  No more cookie baking.  If someone would like to bake cookies later in the summer, please let Brenda know and we can try it again.

July Meetings/Events
Due to a lack of participation in June, there will be no meetings scheduled for July.

VMY Operation Overhaul
July 26-31, 2020
Theme:  Living Water (based on John 4:10)

Southeast Missouri area work sites
(housing available in Ste. Genevieve or commute from home daily)
Daily Mass, talks, small groups, community building
Cost for participating teens is $250
Cost for participating adults is $175

Other VMY activities coming up include monthly Masses on the first Sunday of each month and Service on Saturday (SOS).  More info will be posted as it becomes available.

Steubenville STL 2020 has been canceled.  Funds raised for eligible students this year will be applied towards the 2021 conference.

Other possible activities to be scheduled:   
    Virtual Movie Night (pick a movie and everyone watches at home at the
    same time)
    Zoom Meetings with games (how about Zoom Bingo?)
    Annual Trip to Elephant Rocks State Park   
    Trip  to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Perryville  
    Trip to an animal shelter
    Tour Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center  
    Day at the zoo (Spring or Summer 2019)
    Monthly VMY Mass Perryville
    Laser Tag

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.