Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry in the Mountains is dedicated to the continuing formation of Catholic Teens in Northeast Georgia through outreach in the community, social activities and Catholic spiritual development.  YMM is lead by a youth minister and supported by a team of trained peer leaders and parent volunteers.  All Catholic teens grades 7-12 are welcome.

Currently youth and volunteers who are involved are parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle in Cleveland, GA and St. Mark in Clarkesville, GA.  For further information contact the following:


Youth Ministry Commission:

Mary Ruth Jones, YM Coordinator  706-892-4438

Pam Hamilton 706-499-7291 (St. Mark)

Erika Rowland 904-501-1228 (St. Paul)

Paula Wonders 706-768-9637 (St. Mark)

Joan Foley 765-513-5119 (St. Paul)

Rebecca Strange 706-200-7383 (St. Paul)

Cathy DeKoskie 678-697-8472 (St. Mark)

We have a large *email list* to keep parents and teens up to date on events – email Mary Ruth to have your name included at:

Come join us in September for some great events for our youth – grades 7-12!

Saturday, September 8, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Paul
Pizza provided afterwards!
This traditional form of prayer is a great way for our teens to enchance their prayer lives!
Please Come!
Saturday, September 15, 4:30 – 8:00 pm
Vigil Mass at St. Mark at 4:30 pm
Bowling at the Old Clarkesville Mill at 6:00 pm
$9.00 per person covers shoe rental and 1-1/2 hours bowling!
Drop off at St. Mark by 4:20 pm
Pick up at the Bowling Alley at 8:00 pm
RSVP to Mary Ruth by 9/12/18
Saturday, September 29, 9 am to 9 pm
Youth Retreat at St. Paul
$15 per person, discount for multiple children in one family
Contact Mary Ruth for more info
Registration forms will be available at St. Mark and St. Paul after the Masses September 9th.