Mass Times and Locations

Youth Ministry

High School (Youth) Ministry

The youth ministry team at St. John’s strives to engage students all year long. We challenge students as well as ourselves to live as Jesus’ disciples and continue to learn and grow in faith. We recognize that faith formation happens in the family first and that we are partners in efforts that begin at home.

News and Updates for High School Students

Retreat Opportunities for teens


For additional information on any of these opportunities, contact Charlene Vig, Youth Coordinator at

Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend one of the Archdiocese TEC weekends. TEC is specifically designed for older students to attend at a time when many decision are being made.

  • November 9-11, 2019:  Wahlert Catholic High School, Dubuque
  • January 25-27, 2020: Marquette High School, Bellevue
  • February 29-March 2, 2020: Beckman Catholic High School, Dyersville
  • March 14-16, 2020: Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School, Waterloo
  • March 28-30, 2020: Christian Family School of Religion (CFS), Calmar

For TEC registration, go to

St. John’s Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, October 13 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca from Noon-5 pm

Dive In! An overnight retreat for high school students at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca Nov. 2-3

NCYC : The National Catholic Youth Conference, Nov. 21-23, 2019 in Indianapolis. Click here for more information.

Check out the blog posts below for a glimpse into what goes on at Church on Wednesday Nights!

Schedule for Wednesday HS Faith Formation

High School meets from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm every Wednesday unless noted

September 11    Opening Session for both parents and students 6:00 pm followed by mass at 6:35 pm

September 18    Juniors and Seniors Only, St. Ignatius and Discernment

September 25    Freshmen and Sophomores Only, St. Ignatius and Pope Francis

October 5            Saint Maria Goretti

October 9            Sacramentals, relics, and other Catholic prayer traditions

October 16           Sacraments, miracles we are invited to