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

Senior Recognition Mass

The end of the school year is not far away and soon our seniors will be receiving their diplomas. St. Benedict the Abbot will recognize them on Sunday, June 4. The day will begin with the 12:30 pm Mass, a program in the church after Mass and a reception following in O’Brien Hall. This is for all St. Benedict the Abbot seniors, regardless of their youth ministry involvement. As a part of the program, we will be making a slide show and need three pictures of each graduate. One picture should be a wallet size senior picture and the other two are up to parental discretion. They can include different ages, family, or whatever is your favorite. All pictures can be emailed to

Cedar Point - Second Bus

We have ordered a second bus for Cedar Point and there are spaces available. Permission forms and full payment of $140 for parishioners and $160 for non-parishioners is due by Wednesday, May 31. Please contact Janet Roberto at 724.941.9587 ext. 112 if you are interested in joining us.



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!