Youth Group Meeting/News

New Year for Youth Group! 
2019-2020 Parish School of Religion is back in session and Youth Group meetings are back on Wednesday nights following P.S.R!  Start Time:  7:00 p.m.  End time:  Students may leave at 7:15 p.m. or stay for snacks and fun which ends at 8:30 p.m.
Youth Group is open to students in grades 7-12.  Youth do not have to be parishioners at either Immaculate Conception or St. John the Apostle, youth do not have to be Catholic and youth do not have to attend P.S.R.  Everyone is always welcome.  Come when you can to whatever events you choose to participate in.
This group works, prays and plays together!



November Meetings
November 6, 2019-Meeting 7:15-8:30 p.m.
November 13, 2019-
Meeting 7:00-7:15 p.m.
November 20, 2019-
Meeting 7:00-8:30 p.m.
November 27, 2019-No Youth Group Meeting.  Happy Thanksgiving!

November Activities
November 23-24, 2019-Bake Sale after weekend Masses, YG Fund Raiser
November 28, 2019-Happy Thanksgiving!

December Meetings
December 4, 2019-Meeting 7:15-8:30 p.m.
December 11, 2019-Meeting 7:00-8:30 p.m.
December 18, 2019-Christmas Party 7:00-8:30 p.m.
December 24, 2019-Merry Christmas!  No Meeting

December Activities
December 1, 2019-Youth Group Greeters, Sunday Mass
December 1, 2019-VMY Mass followed by tree lighting, Shrine Church, Perryville, 5:30 p.m.  Let Candi or Brenda know if you'd like to go and need transportation
December 8, 2019-Christmas Caroling at the nursing homes after 10:30 a.m. Mass
December 9, 2019-Solemn Vespers and Benediction followed by a dinner for the Patronal Feast Day for Immaculate Conception
December  10, 2019-Sodality Christmas Party at 6 p.m.   All ladies (including our teens) are welcome
December 13-15, 2019-VMY Retreat, Vincent Within, at St. James Church, Potosi.  Must register online ahead of time if you plan to go.
December 17, 2019-Help Deacon Mike deliver Christmas gifts to the nursing homes, all are welcome to participate
December 18, 2019-PSR Christmas Play followed by Youth Group Christmas Party
December 22, 2019-Decorate both parishes for Christmas.  After Sunday morning Masses.  All volunteers welcome.
December 24, 2019-Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m.
December 25, 2019-Christmas Day Masses-follow regular Sunday schedule
December 27, 2019-Solemn Vespers and Benediction followed by a dinner at St. John the Apostle for the feast day of St. John.  6 p.m.
December 31, 2019-Vigil Mass at Immaculate Conception, 5 p.m.  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

2020 Cards Calendar Sales are in full swing!  Cardinals Baseball calendars are $15 once again.  Get your order in early!  (So far we have sold 18 calendars.  If we could sell 50 we could receive 5 free tickets to a Cards game next summer).

Steubenville STL 2020
July 2020
Details TBA!

Other possible activities to be scheduled:
     Latin Mass   
    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)
    Trivia Night Fund-raiser
    Car Wash Fund-raiser
    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.