Youth Ministry

 What's My Vocation?

Helpful Links:

Fr. Burke Master's Daily Reflection


EWTN kids


Catholic Study Bible



3-Minute Retreat


Daily Readings from the New American Bible


Middle School Youth Ministry

All middle school students are invited to join us each Sunday.

We begin at 6:30 PM with an open gym followed by our youth group meeting.

Click Here: Middle School YM Schedule


Teen Youth Ministry

Become a part of building something GREAT!

Take a break from your weekly school routine!

Join us for food, faith, and fun.

With games, friendship, prayer, and discussion:

*Learn new ways of becoming disciples
*Develop tools to live out our Catholic Faith



Come and truly make this YOUR Ministry!

Watch this page for updates on meeting times!

 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SJB_Teens  

St. John the Baptist proclaimed a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  The gospels describe him as “A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths’” as he points toward the coming of our Lord. (Mark 1:3)

Reflecting on our patron...baptizing…proclaiming…believing…preparing…we kept coming back to the mission of forming disciples, and the verse: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”  We can do this by always keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus. 

Scroll down for the registration form.


WHAT is Kairos? “καιρoς” is the Greek work referring to the “Lord’s time”. It describes the time in our lives when we reflect on where we are and where we are going. This retreat is usually offered in most Catholic high schools throughout the United States for teens in their junior or senior year of high school. The Diocese of Joliet is now offering this amazing experience to high school teens who are not attending a Catholic school. Our Kairos retreats are unique because we offer a 3-day version from Friday to Sunday and they are co-educational. The youth who participate in and lead these retreats come from both public and Catholic high schools. They come from many different parishes throughout the entire diocese. These retreats are led by trained peer leaders in high school with appropriate adult leadership from priests and male and female lay ministers.

WHERE?  Kairos 11 Location will be held at Our Lady of Angels Retreat Center in Lemont

WHEN?   Kairos 11 will be from Friday, December 1 at 7pm until Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5pm.

HOW MUCH?  $100 per participant. This covers your lodging,  meals and all other related expenses.

HOW do I register?   Download and complete the application and permission form from our website and mail/email it to the Diocese of Joliet, Youth Ministry Office.  Payment of  $100 payment can be mailed along with your registration.  Checks must be made to the Diocese of Joliet.  Questions?  Call the Office of Youth Ministry at 815-221-6234 or email:

St. John the Baptist Teen Youth Ministry

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