Youth Ministry: First Called

Contact:  Maria Moore, Youth Director, 614-451-1402 ext. 1

The goal of the youth group is to provide an authentic community that gives middle and high school parishioners a safe place to explore, deepen and enrich their Catholic faith and identity. We accomplish this by providing a solid group of young adult volunteers, led by our Coordinator of Youth Ministry, who share their personal testimony and knowledge of God and the Catholic faith and who support and encourage young people by being present in their lives, both at youth group and throughout the week. We currently have two separate programs, one for students in sixth through eighth grade in the parish and one for our high school students.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP is open to both the school and PSR students and seeks to support parents in their mission of passing on the Catholic faith. At youth group, we encourage a Christ-based community through games, small groups, and short talks on different aspects of our faith. We usually meet one Sunday a month with a few exceptions, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Upcoming activities include:

Middle School Social Justice Sessions:
Sundays // 6:30-8:00 p.m. // Bryce Eck Center

  • Eighth Grade: Sept. 12 & Dec. 5
  • Seventh Grade: Oct. 3
  • Sixth Grade: Nov. 7

Pre-Confirmation Discussions for Eighth-Grade Students:

PARATUS (or "having been prepared" in Latin)
Wednesdays // 7:30-8:30 p.m. // Bryce Eck Center

  • Young ladies only: Oct. 6 & 20, Nov.3, and Dec. 1
  • Young men only: Oct. 13 & 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 8


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP meets Sundays, September through May, 6:30 p.m. for talks and prayer. Events are also posted in the Sunday Bulletin and on Instagram @firstcalled.

High School Pizza and Prayer:
Sundays // 6:30-8:00 p.m. // Bryce Eck Center

  • Meetings will start on Sunday, Sept. 19, and continue through Dec. 5.


Family Movie Night – Popcorn and Prayer with the Saints:
Wednesdays // 6:30-7:30 p.m. // Bryce Eck Center

  • Sept. 29: St. Jerome and the Arch Angels (the perfect way to celebrate these Feast Days!)

Family Movie Nights are FREE.

IS BLAZE 2 FOR YOU? Stop by Sunday, Sept. 19, after the 11:00 a.m. Mass, Maria will be in the last Pew. Feel free to join us for the celebration of the Eucharist before we meet and talk. Lunch will be provided!

FAMILIES: This is an opportunity to GROW in your Faith! Parent volunteers are welcomed and needed to donate time, snacks and drinks.

TEENS: We need Disciples! We are forming a Teen Leadership Team and would love to have you join us in service and prayer.

If you have questions, want to volunteer, or just chat for a bit, call Maria at 614-451-1402, ext. 1, or