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Youth Ministry

The mission of St. Clement of Rome Youth Ministry is to create a joyful community of young disciples unified in Christ's call to pray, love, and serve.

Since 1998, St. Clement of Rome Youth Ministry has existed to serve high school and middle school teens of the parish. All teens are welcome to encounter a life of fun and freedom in Jesus Christ in a community that feels like home.

Regular Programming

High School Ministry
Youth Group takes place on Sunday and Wednesday nights at 7pm in the Youth House (immediately south of the rectory). Programming ranges from social nights and fun outings to Bible studies and formation nights.

Middle School Ministry
Gatherings take place every Wednesday at 3:15pm right after school in the Youth House! All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to join us. The Youth House is immediately south of the rectory. 

Adore – Eucharistic Adoration
Youth Ministry is proud to sponsor a monthly Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation for the entire parish. Peaceful worship music in addition to silence throughout creates an environment conducive to deep prayer and praise to God. Join us in the church from 7:30-8:45pm on the second Wednesday of the month. All are welcome.

Adult Volunteers
Are you enthusiastic about your faith and looking for a joyful, life-giving volunteer opportunity? Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to journey with teens through serving on the Core Team. Members attend youth group nights, help plan programming and events, and share their faith with teens. Contact Conner Havrilla, Director of Youth Ministry, for more information

Annual Events

March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington, DC
Each January, high school teens, 8th graders, and adult leaders come together for an unforgettable journey marching to Capitol Hill, touring DC, and high quality programming, all to celebrate and defend life.

Luke 18 Weekend
As a highly encouraged part of the Confirmation program, high school leaders lead the 7th grade Confirmation candidates in a transformational weekend of high-energy activities, engaging content, and so much more. Great for high school service hours!

Service Week
Teens seek to be the hands and feet of Christ as they serve communities in need domestically or internationally for a week each summer. Lots of fun and meaningful experiences await every teen. Great for high school service hours!

Life Teen Leadership Conference
High school upperclassmen have the opportunity to grow as leaders in faith, family, and school on this life-changing 5-day conference at the campus of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

Steubenville Conference
On this high-energy gathering of thousands of teens from around the region, teens are invigorated in their faith through fun activities, inspirational messages, live music, and much more. This is the weekend that has sparked true faith, vocations, and friendships for countless teens over the years. Steubenville takes place at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri each July.

Fall Retreat
High school teens rest and rejuvenate their faith and friendships at Fall Retreat mid-way through the fall semester. With programming planned by adult leaders, this weekend always feels like home away from home. Fall Retreat is held at a local retreat center each year.