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)

Upcoming Youth Ministry activities:

Christmas Child Shoebox Project:  YM Service Operation Christmas Child  Click on this link for the flyer.

Our St. Paul teens are invited to serve in the ministries of the Mass!

Our first opportunity will be 10 am Sunday December 2.  We need 4 ushers, 2 or 3 lectors and 2 persons to take up the gifts.
Please let me know how you wish to serve and please pass the word to others!  You may also ask to serve with a Ministry on a regular basis.  Confirmation service opportunity!  You may serve as an extraordinary minister of the Holy Eucharist if already confirmed. You will receive training.  Let’s get together and show our community spirit!  Contact Mary Ruth Jones at 706-892-4438.  Confirmation students can also contact their teachers, or Laurie Vitek at 770-654-9707.
Monday, November 26: Deadline for deposit for the summer mission trip.  See attached information in the notices below, which went into the parish’s bulletins last weekend.
If the $100 deposit is a hardship at this time, I will find a way to help your children get registered with a $50 deposit, and the remaining $50 can be paid in December.
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.
Saturday, November 10: 6:00 a.m.  Guadalupan Torch Relay.  The torch is traveling from St. Paul to South Carolina.  Any runners who wish to help, please let me know and I can put you in touch with the coordinators, $35 per person, and parent permission forms are required.  Sorry this is late notice.  I am not available for this event but it is open to anyone.
The torch begins in Mexico City and ends in New York on the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe.
Thanksgiving break: any ideas for a social outing? movies? bowling? hiking?



Please click on this link for calendar of events:   Youth-Ministry-News-St.-Paul-Bulletin

All teens are encouraged to bring a friend to events!  Friends do not have to be Catholic to participate.