Youth Group Meeting/News

Youth Group

Youth Group 2020-2021 has begun!  Sort of.

Youth Group is always open to all students in grades 7-12.  

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.  

Youth Group is not currently having face-to-face meetings.  Please refer back to this web page for updates.  We hope to resume regular meetings at some point, but are unable to provide an exact date at this point.  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!


No meetings or events planned for January.
There are no Immaculate Conception Youth Group sponsored events or meetings scheduled for January, but youth and their families are encouraged to attend Mass on January 22, 2021 on the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  Mass at Immaculate Conception will be at the regularly scheduled morning Mass time of 8:00 a.m.  Also, be sure to arrow down to the VMY information posted below for their March for Life event planned for January 29th at St. Vincent Parish in Perryville!

Please pray for success in getting out the pro-life message. 

2021 Cardinal Baseball Calendars are here! Extra calendars were ordered and are still available for $15 each.  Additional orders can also be placed for
$15 per calendar if we sell all we have on hand! (We have received our second order and still have ONE calendar left that has not yet been claimed)

VMY activities coming up include monthly Masses on the first Sunday of each month and Service on Saturday (SOS), and weekly youth meetings in Ste. Genevieve.  More info will be posted as it becomes available or visit

VMY March for Life Event!
See flyer below. Please register at

(The VMY Facebook page was removed due to the posting of this flyer for this peaceful pro-life event.  Please help to spread the word that registration is now open to those who wish to register to attend this event at St. Vincent Parish in Perryville on January 29, 2021.)

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.