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Middle School Youth Ministry

Middle School Youth Ministry

Information regarding the NETFLIX series, 13 REASONS.


Middle school youth ministry is open to students in 5th-8th grade.  This group gathers after school on a weekly basis and also throughout the month for socials, community service, open gyms, and for participation in New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministry events.  


After-School Programs: Going the Extra Mile is an after-school program offered on Mondays and Tuesdays each week with a focus on mind, body, and spiritual wellness. It is facilitated by Karrie Quenichet.  Headed to Heaven is offered on Thursdays each week, focusing on Bible Study but also including fun and games.  It is facilitated by Valerie Huber.  The programs are offered from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and both include a snack.  (SMK Middle students may simply stay after school and meet in the Hawk's Nest. HHMS students may also participate by riding a school bus to SMK or by organizing a ride to SMK.)

Socials:  Socials are planned on a monthly basis and include bonfires, scavenger hunts, lock-ins, game nights, sledding, movie nights and more!

Community Service: Middle school youth are invited to participate in annual community service projects such as roadside clean-up, working concessions and the Family Fun Tent at KnobsFest, Burrito Riders for the homeless, collecting toys for St. Elizabeth's home, assisting at youth sporting events, participating in Miles 4 Merry Miracles, and collecting canned food as well as school supplies.  Middle school youth participating in the "Going the Extra Mile" program will also come up with their own community service project that they will plan and execute together as a youth group.

Open Gyms: Open gyms are offered weekly in the Geis Activity Center for middle school youth on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and also on school breaks.

New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministry:  Our SMK middle school youth group participates in many deanery youth ministry events such as the Belle Cruise, Summer Daze, Jamboree, Dances, Ice Skating, etc.  For more information on New Albany Deanery offerings visit their website at


For questions or to register for middle school youth ministry email or 


Going the Extra Mile