The Mission of the St. Alban Roe Youth Ministry programs is to create an environment leading youth to develop spiritually, emotionally, and socially. With a focus on knowledge, worship, community, and service, the youth ministry programs foster continued growth and Christian values as they apply to daily life. The youth are invited to be active participants in the St. Alban Roe community, and their presence is welcome at any time at youth ministry functions. All meetings are formative, engaging, and prayerful. By uniting together as people of faith, we strive to greater understand our faith and ultimately get to heaven.
Do you want to go deeper in your faith? Crosswalk provides that opportunity through prayer, talks, discussions, praise and worship, and small groups. We meet every Wednesday in Mikesch Hall from 7:00-8:45 pm for a lively discussion of our faith, fellowship, and most importantly, prayer. Crosswalk offers formative and engaging conversations for practical ways to live and defend the faith in our daily lives.
Life Nights begin following the 5pm Mass. Life Nights focus on various topics of our faith as we explore our faith through skits, games, talks, witnesses, and sharing. These more laid back discussions of faith provide an opportunity for everyone to engage and take the next step in their faith life. Life Nights conclude about 8pm. We ask that parents arrange to pick up their teens no later than 8:30.
The Project Life service retreat provides teenagers and opportunity to serve the community and learn more about the importance of service. The St. Louis Office of Youth Ministry organizes the retreat and offers programming and talks that heighten the youth's understanding of serving others and finding Jesus in everyone. Project Life takes place for a whole week in June.
Based on Luke 18 15:17 where Jesus calls the children to Himself, this is a retreat for 8th graders in preparation for Confirmation. The retreat is led by high school students who pray, give talks, lead small groups, and share how their faith defines their life. This retreat provides 8th graders practical ways to live out their faith entering high school.
Sunday Youth Mass
Mass is NOT boring - because Jesus will be there! This Mass is custom fit for youth. This Mass enhances the ministry of teens in parish liturgies. Teens of the parish are responsible for ushering, lectoring, and taking up the collection and offertory. The Youth Mass is every Sunday at 5:00 pm and is enhanced with contemporary liturgical music, and is a great opportunity to join in worship with the youth of the parish. If you are a teenager who would like to read, serve or otherwise participate in Mass, please call.
West County XLT
As a collaboration with other West County Youth Ministry programs, once a month on the 4th Wednesday, we meet at 7PM a different west county parish to join in fellowship for a night of teaching, praise and worship, adoration, and confession to eXaLT the Lord. All ages are encouraged to join (including parents!!). The goal of these nights is to pray together as one church in Christ. We hope to defy boundaries of age groups, youth groups, and parishes to come together as one Body of Christ. Nights usually go to about 8:30, followed by a time for teens to gather and chat over a snack. Parents who do not attend are encouraged to pick their teens up at 9 PM. Follow updates for West County XLT such as location and time changes on Facebook on the West County XLT page and on Instagram @westcountyxlt.
Steubenville is a Catholic Youth Conference that takes place in July with 3500+ of fellow youth looking to dive deeper into their faith. Sponsored by Franciscan University and the St. Louis Archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry, the Steubenville conference allows teenagers to listen to excellent speakers, attend breakout sessions to learn more about the faith, and experience Jesus in the Eucharist in adoration and Mass.
Andrew Shipp Director of Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Office 636-458-2977 ext 249
St. Alban Roe Catholic Parish
2001 Shepard Road
Wildwood, MO 63038
Parish Phone: 636-458-2977
School Phone: 636-458-6084
PSR Phone: 636-458-2460
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. (Youth Mass)