Youth News

Youth Holy Friday Overnight Vigil


Keeping Vigil at our Lord’s tomb. Every year the young adults and teens clean the Church, set up the fellowship hall and pavilion with extra tables and chairs for the Agape Meal. Then they read the Psalter and sleep. The vigil will end 9am in the morning with the Holy Saturday Liturgy. Wishing everyone a Blessed Three Day Pascha! 04/26/2019

High School Learning to Serve Retreat


Highlights from our SJM high school youth retreat “Learning to Serve.” Click the above image to see more pictures. 04/05/2019

Middle School Youth St. Photios Trip


Middle school adventures today for a visit to the St. Photios Shrine and volunteering at St. Francis House sorting clothes. Great work today everyone. 03/16/2019

Young Families Valentine’s Day Party

Young Families Valentine’s Day Party 02/16/2019. Click the image above for more pictures.

8th Annual Silver Stars Dinner


Congratulations to all of wonderful youth for putting on the 8th Annual Silver Stars Dinner last night! A musical evening for our seasoned citizens. The youth spent all day working together to setup, prepare the food, provided entertainment, served our attendees and cleaned up.  02/10/2019

Camp St. Christopher Registration Opens Feb. 1st

The camping week is Sunday, July 7th – Saturday, July 8th. Registration is available online. See the Camp St. Christopher Facebook page for more details.


Universal Island of Adventure Trip

Our Middle and High School youth spent Saturday enjoying Island of Adventures! Click HERE for pictures. 2019.01.19


Youth Nativity Play 2018

Sunday morning, 12/16, following Divine Liturgy, our SJM youth put on a Christmas play for the parish following the Nativity story.


SJM Paintball Adventure Outing


High School Bonfire Night

Sunday evening, 11/18, our SJM high school students, their friends, and some students from Annunciation had a wonderful bonfire night making s’mores listening to music and playing night-time games. We closed the evening with an ultimate game of glow-in-the-dark capture the flag!


Fall Festival & Dance

SJM 2018 Fall Festival & Dance! Great music, great dancing, fun activities, amazing DJ and wonderful fellowship! 11/4/2018


Youth Day Retreat w/ Dr. Al Rossi

We were blessed to have Dr. Al Rossi lead our MS & HS youth in learning about prayer and how to build a foundation of our spiritual live around the Jesus Prayer. 10/13/2018

~Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy on me a sinner.~


Completed Masterpieces!

SJM Fam! Check out these finished masterpieces from our Elementary Outing on Sept. 23rd. We have a lot of talented artists in our parish. Great job everyone!


Youth Day Retreat W/ Dr. Al Rossi

SJM Youth in Middle and High School! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 13th for a wonderful day retreat with Retreat Leader Dr. Al Rossiat 2:30p and end at 8:30p,

If you have any questions, message Daniel Kindell at youthsjm@gmail.com.


Elementary School Outing @ Color Me Mine

On Sunday, September 23rd, our K-5 youth and parents got together after church to enjoy some time of creativity and fellowship with our Color Me Mine Outing. Be on the look out this coming Sunday to see how their pieces turned out!


High School Service Project w/ the Jacksonville Zoo

On Saturday, September, 22nd, our High School students volunteered with the Jacksonville Zoo by cleaning the grounds around their parking lot.  As a thank you, the Jacksonville Zoo gave us free admission. It was a wonderful day and no one was left in the monkey enclosure. 


SJM Youth Group has its own Instagram!

Please follow this account for all things to do with youth activities at SJM: sjmyouth.group.

On this page we will post about upcoming events and show all the fun we have at our different activities.


Goo Goo Over Gaga Ball 2018

Thank you Zachary Hashey for your leadership and loving your SJM community by installing a Gaga Ball pit. To learn how to play Gaga ball, check out this tutorial video. See you in the pit!


Youth News 2014-2017


Ongoing Activities

SJM Youth Nights

SJM Middle School Night – Every 1st Wednesday of the Month – 7:00PM – 8:00PM

All teens in the 6th through the 8th grades are invited to this monthly activity.  This interactive program will meet every 1st Wednesday following our Vespers Service.  We’ll talk about issues relevant to the student’s life. Invite your friends and visitors are welcome.

SJM High School Night – The 3rd Wednesday of the Month – 7:00PM – 8:00PM

All teens in the 9th through the 12th grades are invited to this monthly activity.  This student program will meet every 3rd Wednesday following our Vespers Service.  We’ll talk about issues relevant to teen life, whether it be current events, pop culture, or issues growing up America, 2018.  Invite your friends and visitors are welcome.  Mark this on your calendar and see you then!


SJM Sunday Youth Outings

This monthly interactive program is designed to ensure further opportunities for making friends and continued spiritual growth amongst our youth. Outing will occur every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month following our Divine Liturgy Service.  We’ll take trips to local restaurants and enjoy good fellowship with our students. Invite your friends and visitors are welcome.   

SJM High School Outing – Every 1st Sunday of the Month – Following Divine Liturgy at 12pM

All teens in the 9th through the 12th grades are invited to this monthly activity.

SJM Middle School Outing – Every 3rdst Sunday of the Month – Following Divine Liturgy at 12pM

All teens in the 6th through the 8th grades are invited to this monthly activity.