High School Youth Ministry


      Life Night/Life Teen 

If you are interested in learning about Life Teen or our events, please call or text Melissa Kahler at 515-290-2830.

S.T.O.R.M Youth Group 9th-12th graders

 7:45-9:00pm, Youth Room

October 18: Kindness Rocks Project. "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Saint Mother Teresa    

Grades 7-12, October 25:

Trunk or Treat. Weather permitting we will set up outside in the parking lot at St Mary. EDGE families and Youth Group teens are asked to host trunks, bring large bags of candy to hand out, help setup/clean up, lead the games, and serve snacks and hot chocolate.  More details to follow.   

We will be having a Homelessness Awareness event on Saturday, October 28 

and Sunday, October 29.

This is open to 7th-12th graders. We will gather at St. Mary at 4:30pm and attend 5:00pm Mass together. After Mass we will have a meal and participate in discussions and activities. Following that we will have a Reggie’s Sleepout right here at our church! If you’ve never heard of this, it‘s an event that started 2001 right here in Iowa. People gather to sleep outside in boxes, tents and sleeping bags to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth in Iowa. Anyone interested can pick up a pledge form at St. Mary on the table in the vestibule. Also, please RSVP to Nicole Cory at ncory@saintmaryhc.org or 515-313-3014. 


Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference

Attention all youth 6th-12th grade!  

Mark your calendars for the annual DCYC: We Are Boldly Sent, on Sunday, October 22nd.  This Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) is a peer-led event gathering teens of the diocese together with their Bishop in exploration and celebration of the Catholic faith. It's a one day event with separate tracks for middle school (grades 6-8) & high school (grades 9-12). This year the event has been moved to a new venue and will be held from 9:00am to 4:30pm at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines (730 3rd St). Cost is $30 per person; make checks payable to St. Mary-Holy Cross. Registration forms are located in the vestibule and HERE.  Please return them to the Parish Office c/o Melissa Kahler or drop them in the bin labeled "DCYC Registration" on the table in the vestibule at St. Mary. Text or call Melissa with questions 515-290-2830.