Connecting hearts & minds with God & community.

Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

Julianne Staley, Youth Ministry Catechesis Coordinator
Josh Medeiros, Youth Ministry Activities Coordinator

Mission: To aid in the formation of lifelong Catholics, with a solid understanding of the Church’s teachings, who actively participate in the sacraments, and contribute to the Catholic faith community at large.

Connect meets every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm. and revolves around Catholic lessons while incorporating high energy activities and games. The night begins with sign in and fellowship followed by a communal meal. The youth then assemble and spend the rest of the night in an engaging and captivating Catholic environment.

In addition to our Wednesday nights, Connect offers a variety of other activities to youth such as spiritual events for faith formation, fellowship events for forging Catholic friendships, and service events for embodying the Gospel.

Youth Activities


Registration for the 2019-20 school year will open May 13 for currently enrolled students / May 20 for new enrollees.

Some of Connect’s larger retreats and trips include:

Parish Level:
Connect Fall Retreat
Youth 2000

Diocesan Level:
Youth Rally
Youth Leadership Workshop

National Level:
Catholic Heart Work Camp (one week Mission Trip)
NCYC: National Catholic Youth Conference

Kroger Plus Cards

Support the Youth Group while you shop at Kroger.  Use your Kroger Plus Card to give back to our Edge/Connect Programs.

Instructions to enroll:

1. Visit  to “Sign-In” (if existing) or  “Create an Account” (if new)
2. Click “My Account”
3. Scroll to the bottom and enroll in community rewards
4. Search for St. Philip Catholic Church or use our organization number EJ426

That’s it! Every time you shop at Kroger with your Plus Card, St. Philip Youth Ministry benefits!

For more information contact Joshua Medeiros.