Youth Faith Formation

Contact: Kathy Dowler614-451-2855, ext. 305,

This Montessori-concept program emphasizes faith formation within a prepared environment called the Atrium. The children work with models of altar materials, infancy narratives and parables to deepen their relationship with Jesus the Good Shepherd. Time in the Atrium is scheduled as a regular part of first and second grade PSR classes. The Catechesis serves as a supplement for traditional religious education in the school program for kindergarten through grade four.


Contact: Suzie Emsweller, 614-451-2855, ext 304,

Volunteer teachers are trained as catechists and use approved materials to instruct the students in our faith. Grades one through five meet every Wednesday, mid-September through mid-May, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Grades six, seven and eight meet every Sunday, mid-September to mid-May, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Individual accommodations can are for those students who cannot attend classes as they are scheduled.

For more information, visit the Parish School of Religion page.

SACRED – Saint Andrew Children’s Recreation Education Days

Contact:  Jen Statczar,

For more than 10 years, St. Andrew has provided a Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through sixth grade. The program is scheduled for four days each summer, Monday through Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The curriculum varies from year to year and themes encompass age-appropriate Catholic teachings. All parishioners, grade seven and older are encouraged to volunteer.

For more information, visit the St. Andrew SACRED page.


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 and high school youth group, FIRST CALLED!, is open to both 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. High school and middle school students meet on alternating Sundays, October through May, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Bryce Eck Activity Center. Students are welcome to attend as many meetings as they are able.

FIRST CALLED! events are posted in the Sunday Bulletin, in ePost and on the Parish Calendar.

For the latest middle and high school youth group information, CLICK HERE or follow us on Instagram, @firstcalled.