Youth Ministry

St. Benedict's Youth programs, activities, and events available for all teens in grades 9-12.  Our mission is to invite teens into a closer relationship with Jesus and His Church.  We use relevant teaching techniques and authentic relationship to help teens understand what it is to live true Christianity.  We also have all levels of involvement so teens can pick and choose.  We use is a whole person approach that includes: Sunday Nights (educational, spiritual, & community building evenings from 7:00-8:30), social activities, service projects, small groups, intergenerational courses, independent studies and retreats. Options available are Sunday evening Youth Groups in Pope Benedict Center from 7 to 8:30 pm, Happiness: A 7 part series on Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings, and small groups for guys and ladies.   Youth Ministry 2017

Congratulations to our Christian Athletes

On Saturday, April 29, two of our teens are being awarded the Christian Athlete Award for the South Hills. Those students are Dominic Wells and Caitlyn Ulrich.

Steubenville Retreat Registrations Due

8th grader students heard Paul Kim refer to the Steubenville Retreats as a life changing moment at the Confirmation Retreat. This summer they are invited to come and experience what he was talking about. Join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love. To save your space for the July 21-23 Conference, turn in a permission form and $50 deposit to the Youth Ministry office.

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

From His throne in heaven to the depths of your heart, these words of Jesus are an invitation for you to receive the new life that He alone can give. He is longing to elevate your life above the things of this world – to help you overcome fear, anxiety, confusion and doubt. He wants to break the things that hold you down and give you freedom from sin. He is calling you to follow Him and enter into a transforming experience with His love, grace, and mercy! He can make you new! This summer, join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love. 

For more information about the weekend, check their website at  and download our flyer.

Called By Name

We’re all called to holiness, but what does that mean? How does God invite us to holiness through His perfect plan for our lives? Come and explore our universal call to holiness as well as the particular vocations to Priesthood and the Religious Life at the second annual Called by Name event on Sunday, April 30, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm at St. Paul Seminary. This evening for high school men and women features Fr. Matt McClain and Sr. Bethany Madonna (from the Sisters of Life) as speakers. Ben Walther, a nationally renowned worship leader, will play during Mass and a time of adoration. No cost, food is included. Permission slips need to be turned in to Janet by Monday, April 24. Our bus will leave St. Benedict at 3:00 pm and return around 9:00 pm.

Count your Blessings

For the past six months there has been a rosary said every day for the teens and their families in our parish. The 31 Club is a group of parishioners that have agreed to take a day each month and say a rosary. What a wonderful blessing this is to our families! Thank you to all involved.



Thank You for Helping with the Winter Shelter

Due to the generosity of our parishioners, we were  able to help the women’s and men’s winter shelter  with three meals this winter. The teens and adults  prepared and served over 450 meals to those in need  and had a wonderful experience working together  and serving those less fortunate. 


Share Your Gifts with the Teens and their Families

As we look forward to the upcoming year there are a lot of wonderful things that will be happening. Youth Ministry needs people who have a passion for Christ. We need people to pray, to facilitate classes (not teaching), to lead faith sharing, and to help with outreach. You’re level of commitment can be weekly, monthly, or just whenever you have time. The teens are the future of our Church, help give them a solid foundation! Call Janet to get involved. 

Make Mass Matter – Get Involved!

Teens, we would love to have your youth and enthusiasm more present at Masses! There are many ways to help, such as lecturing, greeting, altar serving and ushering. Also, if you are 18 you can be a Eucharistic Minister. To volunteer call Janet at 724 941 9587 ext. 112 for more information.

Youth Ministry Photo Album

Stay up to date with Youth Ministry on The City

When you want the news and info on youth ministry, make sure you are on The City and are in the group. All teens and parents are encouraged to be a part of it!