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.

Welcome Parents and Teens of SMHC to our 2017-2018 year of Lifeteen 9th-12th grade!

Please note the following important dates.  We look forward to another wonderful year of faith formation!  

Youth Ministry Kick Off: Wednesday, Sept. 13 all 9th-12th grade teens are invited to our first gathering, from 7:45-9:30pm in the Youth Area (downstairs of St. Mary’s). We have a FUN night filled with games, prizes, fellowship and faith sharing! Friends are ALWAYS welcome. Let me know if you have questions or need a ride, 515-290-2830.


LIFE TEEN/LIFE NIGHTS: 9th-12th Grade: Wednesday, Sept. 20 & 27, 7:45pm-9:30pm in the Youth Area. 


Thank You!! 

We had a great turnout for our Garage Sale and profited about $1700+!  We are grateful to you who donated and also to those who shopped our sale.  The support shown to our NCYC participants is greatly appreciated. 


We are also pleased to have been able to share our abundance of donated items with approximately 35 area families, when we opened our doors for a FREE Garage "Sale." People in need were encouraged to come through and "shop" for any items they wanted for their families.  They did not have to pay anything! This was a rewarding way to share the generous donations we received with our surrounding communities! All other leftover donations were boxed up and set aside for Refugee groups via St. Ambrose Cathedral, the Salvation Army and the ARL. We also gathered coats for our Knights of Columbus’ annual coat drive. Thanks again for your continued support!


Melissa Kahler and the Garage Sale Group




(Spiritual Teen OutReach Ministry)


This is the name of the ministry program for grades 7th-12th here at St Mary-Holy Cross. Think of S.T.O.R.M. as the umbrella that covers all the areas of teen ministry like EDGE and Life Teen. We are always praying and searching for adults of all ages who would be willing to help our ministry in various ways! We would love to have YOU! Our team informational, planning/training meetings are Wednesdays August 30  & Sept. 6 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Youth Area. If you are a high school student and would like to help lead the EDGE 7th & 8th graders please plan to attend as well, we LOVE to hear your ideas and have your leadership! Please contact Melissa Kahler, mkahler@saintmaryhc.org / 515-290-2830, if you’d like to attend. Please prayerfully consider helping the young church this year! "Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10

WE NEED YOU! Please prayerfully consider joining our leadership team for the upcoming school year.  We are seeking individuals who are interested in sharing their faith with the amazing young people of our Parish.  We supply "on the job" training and there are many faith filled benefits to being part of this awesome team!  Only experience required is a caring compassionate heart!