Youth Ministry

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Youth ages 4 and up are invited to join us for a supervised evening of fun while parents enjoy a night out!


(Supervised by the members of the Back Mountain Catholic Junior High Youth Group & Adult Advisors)

Who: Children Age 4 and up.

When: Saturday, February 17th

Where: Saint Therese’s Church Hall

Drop off Time: 6:30 PM

Pick Up Time: 9:00 PM

Cost: Your Donation

Bring: A sleeping bag and pillow!

Schedule of Evening:

6:30 PM Gathering Activity

6:45 PM  Games: Simon Says, Hokey Pokey, Limbo, etc.

7:00 PM  Craft Activity!

7:15 PM Snack Time!

7:30 PM Children’s Movie on the “Big Screen” –

9:00 PM Parent Pick Up

Any questions call Francis 570-696-1144 (ext 20)

The youth ministry program in the Back Mountain is about helping young people have an authentic, personal encounter with Jesus Christ and His Church! We do this by providing opportunities for prayer, learning, service, and community. When our young people meet Christ in this personal way, their lives are completely transformed and can then authentically share Christ with others through the witness of their lives. It is our hope and mission to bring as many young people as possible to Christ and to support and guide them in their walk with Him.

The Back Mountain Youth Ministry is available to all five parishes in the Back Mountain: Gate of Heaven, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Victory, St. Frances Cabrini and St. Therese.


The senior high activities include: mission trips, our summer youth rallies such as Steubenville and Light the Fire, weekly youth group meetings on Tuesday nights, and service to our parish and community.

For more information about senior youth group please call Francis Zelinka at 570-899-7421 or e-mail [email protected]


The junior high activities include: dances, service activities, overnight events with various themes, and day trips. The senior high activities include: mission trip to Camden; paintball; ski trip; special Lenten programs such as Living Stations; our very own Catholic Rock Band who not only provide music ministry to our of teen masses and parish masses, but also will be doing Praise and Worship.

The group integrates faith with fun.  We hope that our youth take advantage of this ministry.

For more information about the junior youth group, please contact Denise Murphy at 696-1144 or e-mail Denise at [email protected]


Our next Elementary Youth Group Meeting is scheduled for January 20, from 6 to 8. MOVIE NIGHT.

Pizza and drinks provided!

Contact: James & Jennifer Casey at 570-574-3801