High School Youth Ministry

The bishop recorded a message to the youth which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmoQuccihI0&feature=youtu.be.

Hello S.T.O.R.M. families-

    We wanted to share a resource and opportunity for our graduated seniors and other high school students. The Radix Retreat is a diocesan retreat that usually is for seniors but this year’s retreat got cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. The wonderful Radix leaders have put together a great opportunity for high-school graduates as they prepare to head into the uncertainty and excitement of the next chapter of their lives.

     The virtual Radix Retreat is FREE, and is very simple to access: go to www.dmdiocese.org/Radix, click where it says “Registration HERE”, enter your information, and you will receive an email with a PDF retreat guidebook, complete with all the links and information you will need to go on a self-guided Radix retreat at your own pace.  

   While the retreat was designed with high-school seniors/graduates in mind, it’s certainly not exclusive to them.  With a focus on remaining rooted in Christ and adopting practices to remain that way, Radix is a retreat for anybody to enjoy and it's very convenient because it can be done on your time and all done virtually.

   We wish you a happy and healthy summer!

                ~ Andrea, Nicole, Melissa 



Interactive Online Event for Students!

Franciscan University is holding an event called LIVE. It’s all online, yet is interactive. The speakers are amazing! This event replaces the Steubenville Conferences that were cancelled this year. If you planned to attend Steubenville this year, you will be able to join in on LIVE events for free. If you are interested, but did not plan to attend Steubenville, we have a few open spots; we do ask that you consider a donation to the church. You will need to be registered ahead of time to participate in this event on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, and then as part of this event, we will gather together at St. Mary on Sunday, July 19 from 2:00 to 7:00pm (with social distancing). For more information or to register, please call Andrea Fisher at 515-240-5059.



 Please join us in saying the prayer below. We ask that you pray this at least once a day for the unity and healing for all during this tumultuous time. 

Please let us know if their is any way we can assist you!

                God Bless.

Heavenly Father,

we praise you for sending your Son

to be one of us and to save us.

Look upon your people with mercy,

for we are divided in so many ways,

and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.

We ask this gift, loving Father,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


Graduating Seniors:  If you have not yet, please pick up your gift from the parish, located on the table near in the Social Hall. Thank you.




Graduation Prayer 

Heavenly Father,

I have knowledge, so will You show me now,
How to use it wisely and find a way somehow
To make the world I live in a little better place,
And make life with its problems a little bit easier to face. 

Grant me faith and courage and put purpose in my days,
And show me how to serve you in effective ways.
So my education, my knowledge and my skill
May find their true fulfillment as I learn to do your will.
And may I ever be aware in everything I do,
That knowledge comes from learning, and wisdom comes from You.     Amen.


Catholic Youth Camp Is Cancelled This Summer 

For an informational video, please go to https://www. facebook com/watch/?v=551613985540292 .



Melissa Kahler              515-290-2830            Email: mkahler@saintmaryhc.org

                                 Andrea Fisher                515-240-5059          

                                          Email: afisher@saintmaryhc.org