Youth Ministry

Steubenville 2020

Steubenville – Catholic Conference to bring High Schoolers into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ

July 13-17th

We have questions that need answering. Especially as young people, we want to do the right thing but aren’t sure how or where to look for guidance. As we’re thinking about these questions, there comes a roar that shakes our foundations: 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” -Matthew-11:28-30

Check out these videos to get a taste of what Steubenville is:

Catholic Youth Summer Camp

Catholic Youth Summer Camp hosted by Damascus Missions is a week-long camp opportunity for grades 6th-8th graders. (8th graders who’ve just graduated 8th grade are welcome to attend).
Damascus’s mission is to awaken, empower, and equip a generation to live the adventure of the Catholic faith through world-class programs and an environment of encounter. 
Check out this video and their website to get a better idea of how amazing Catholic Youth Summer Camp with Damascus looks like.

Registration for Catholic Youth Summer Camp is open! Our parish will be attending Session 7 (July 23-28) this year! Space is limited – we have secured reservations for 6 girls and 7 boys for this week only.

If you cannot attend with St. Jude the week of July 23-28, you will need to contact Damascus directly to register for another week (you may possibly be wait listed).

To register with our group, just follow this link and complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to an existing account or make an account and add campers.
  2. Select the campers you would like to register. Continue with filling out the forms. 
  3. Click on “I belong to a group that has reserved space”
  4. Enter this code: JUDEPIUSNW23
  5. Select the group and continue with the reservation.
  6. At the end, you can choose to add a reservation for another camper or continue to payment.
  7. St. Jude of the Lake will assist each camper with $100 of the cost. Please use code JUDE100 at checkout.

Click Here to Watch Group Registration Video

If you run into any issues when registering, please contact our registration team directly at or (740) 480-1288 (ext. 3 Northwoods).
Please, please, please, contact Christina Malloy for questions and if you want to register. 

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The St. Jude of the Lake Leadership team is composed of high school juniors and seniors who have an active faith life and integrate this faith into their daily lives. The mission of the Leadership team is three-fold: (a) to deepen the faith life of the individual members; (b) to provide Catholic leadership training based on character development; (c) to provide opportunities for leadership in the Church.

Leadership models usually begin with an assessment of skills, gifts, and personality. Very few programs attempt development and formation of character as its basis. We aim for the latter model, namely that a Catholic leader is someone who understands the teaching of Jesus as the center of their life, created in the image and likeness of God, rather than simply a static personality or a skill set that someone learns. This means that faith and character are the foundation upon which skills are nurtured. Applications are available by invitation and below by clicking the button. 

Leadership opportunities include running Teen Zone during Cornfest, helping with confirmation retreat, teaching as a catechist, serving as a Eucharistic minister, lector, or usher, and other volunteer activities.

Contact Christina Malloy

One of the great gifts high schoolers have to offer is their time and generosity. The Holy Spirit works through those who are open to sharing the gospel and doing great acts of charity. 

Mission Possible empowers teens to strengthen their identity in Christ through providing opportunities for them to serve the Church and the community. These service events are both missionary in design and loads of fun. Through these projects, our youth grow in servant leadership and inspire us to be leaders as well. 

Questions: Contact Christina Malloy


Discipleship Groups (D-Groups):

Do you want a solid group of friends to grow in your faith from now until you graduate high school? Do you miss your small group from Confirmation, want to form Authentic Friendships, and want a good support group of people who will all walk together in faith?

Discipleship groups (D-groups) consist of 5-7 friends (guys or girls – single-gender groups) of the same grade who gather on a regular basis to discuss life, grow in their faith, have fellowship, and seek support for the challenges and joys of their high school years. Meetings occur off-campus… in homes or coffee shops in the area! 

If you want to form your own group or want to be added to one, contact Christina Malloy

Adults: D-groups are led by a trained adult volunteer (a “Mentor”) who will be using a YDisciple series. Parents are encouraged to host at least one session at their home – so that they can see how cool the information is and know what is going on in their child’s faith life. Men mentors are especially needed!

Check out to check out YDisciple.

Duc in Altum


Are you looking for a place to belong? Are you looking for community, friends, and to be with people that share the same faith as you?
What are you searching for? Who do you seek?
 “Duc in Altum” means “...into the deep,in Latin coming from when Jesus says to Simon Peter:  “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” This called Simon Peter to discover the depth of Jesus and His grace.
If you are a Freshman through Senior in High School, Duc in Altum is for you! 
Especially as we’re continuing to discover who we are as people, we also need each other to help us discover who God created us to be. 
So, come to Duc in Altum nights for greater community and a good time!
For updates or questions: contact Christina Malloy