Youth Ministry Schedule for 2019-2020

Our youth ministry program is starting up for the fall!  Check out the schedules and upcoming special events below. 

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Activities/Class Schedule

Sundays with Anahita: 

Activities will take place after 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Sunday Masses.  For children ages 4-10.

Middle School Youth Group:

7:30-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month.  For grades 5-8.  Led by Jessica Milliman.  Click here for this year's schedule!

High School Youth Group:

7:30-9:00 p.m. on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month.  For grades 9-12.  Led by Deacon Chris Kabat.  Click here for this year's schedule!  There will also be an opportunity to attend the National March for Life in Washington, D.C.  Click here for an informational brochure/registration form.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.  For children ages 3-6.  Led by Kelsey Steffen (coordinator), Michelle Cain (assistant coordinator), Rachelle Waddle, and Beth Miner.  Classes are now full for this school year.

Sacramental Preparation:

First Reconciliation Classes with Sr. Theresa: For children in 2nd grade and above.  Classes are on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. beginning Sept. 15.  First Reconciliation takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:00 a.m.

First Communion Classes with Terry & Michelle Cain: For children in 2nd grade and above.  Classes will be on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. beginning January 2020.  First Communion will take place Sunday, May 3, at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

Confirmation Classes with Terry Cain: Beginning in October 2019.  Confirmation liturgy will take place Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's in Iowa City.


Important Dates


Wednesday, Oct. 30

Youth-led holy hour with confessions beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 21-24

National Catholic Youth Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jan. 22-26, 2020

March for Life, Washington, D.C.  Click here for an informational brochure/registration form.


Our goal is for youth ministry at St. Wenceslaus to be a time of grace, encounter, love, and mission.  We want youth to know Jesus personally; to see Him in family, friends, parish, and community; to experience Him in prayer, worship, and pilgrimage; and to serve Him in how we treat others.