There is a Place for Everyone at The Village!
The High School Youth Group at St Thomas is here to support you through your high school years. Like our Patron St Thomas, we are asking real questions– having real dialogue– and developing real faith. As a group, The Village’s mission is to prepare each of us for our encounter with the Risen Christ, especially in the Blessed Sacrament.
Throughout the year, The Village supports your faith life by drawing from the rich traditions of the Church to introduce you to different prayer devotions, saints who can intercede for you, weekly meetings that apply faith to real life situations, retreat opportunities to grow deeper in faith, and opportunities to put our faith into action through service. In addition to all of this, The Village is a close-knit community and a place where authentic friendships begin! Let us be a part of your high school years- you will be a better person for it.
When We Meet: During the school year, The Village has weekly meetings on Sunday evenings in the Parish Offices. This year we are debuting a 6pm Mass on Sunday evenings, so Village meetings will run from 4-5:30pm. We also have socials and service opportunities each month. Service projects are typically on Saturday mornings and last 2-3 hours. The highlight of all Village events are our retreats! The Village hosts several retreats each year. These weekends are packed with the Sacraments, prayer, challenging talks, crazy games and lots of social time.
Top Ten Reasons to Come to The Village:
#10. If you don’t we’ll send something out to your house and it will not be a cheerful sea creature.
#9. Come discover jellyfish, the other white meat!
#8. We play Hide and Seek Tag across 5 floors...
#7. Our Village is eclectic, so with us you can just be yourself.
#6. The time has come for you to smell the inside of a durian!
#5. Come and celebrate that Dodgeball is not just for kids!
#4. You’ve got to meet our Village Idiot.
#3. The Condiment Fight Club. Prepare for battle!
#2. We have exhilarating weekend retreats each semester...
#1. Come to Adore the Source and Summit!