High School Youth Ministry



Welcome to the HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY PAGE!! As you scroll down you will see the layout of our program! We desire for all high school students to COME, KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE Jesus Christ and spread his kingdom throughout the world. The way we do that is simple. We invite everyone to ENCOUNTER Jesus through talks and the Sacraments, we encourage teens to RETREAT from their busy lives and connect with God each year. Lastly, we INVITE teens to join a SMALL GROUP and continue to grow in their faith. If you are just starting out come to Encounter, if you have already been to Encounter go on a retreat, if you are ready to dive deep, join a small group!   


We want to invite you to come and encounter Jesus this year. This is a free event that is open to all. We desire teens to come and encounter Christ as we experience together: incredible talks, heartfelt worship, community and fellowship, games, and a call to go deeper in our faith. Teens are encouraged to come at 10 AM and we will close with Mass at 5:00 PM.

Parents are invited to come to the afternoon session (1PM to close with Mass at 5PM) designed to help parents parent teens well today. As well as experience some of the same community, worship, and testimonies.

The event is FREE! However, so we can be prepared for food and other things please take a moment to fill out a quick form to let us know you are coming! Click here to fill out the form.

Dates for Encounter Saturdays:

April 18, 2020  (Cancelled)


One of the best ways to grow closer in our relationship with God is to get away from the stress of life and just be with God. Below are some of our retreat options this year for teens. We encourage every teen to go on at least one retreat a year (we also encourage parents to attend one each year as well!) It's a great way to recharge and we invite you to join us on one of these amazing experiences.



Small groups occur on and off campus based on the schedule of the small group leader and the teens in small group. These are committed groups. When you join a small group, you are known and cared for and expected to attend each week. Small groups are for teens really committed to growing deeper in their faith. If you don't feel like you're ready to take this step, THATS OK! We encourage you to continue coming to ENCOUNTERS and RETREATS and when Christ has prepared your heart to join a small group.

Small Group Registration is simple. We ask a few questions; What are the top three best days to meet? Have you been invited to join another small group, if so who is the leader or the teen that invited you? Do you have a friend or group of friends that would like to join small group with you? And are there any adults here at St. Philips who you would like to lead your small group? 

Don't worry if you don't have an answer for every question (we deal with every situation.) Answer all the questions that you can and typically within two weeks your small group should begin. If you ever have any questions about small groups or would like more info be sure to ask at any Encounter Saturday or retreat, or contact John Klarmann at youth@stphilipcc.com or Mary Maldonado at ymassistant@stphilipcc.com.




Director of Youth Ministry & Evangelization: John Klarmann

Contact: 361-991-5146 ext. 235





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Forms & Paperwork

To attend any event all youth must first complete Youth Ministry Registration. This form only needs to be completed once per school year. After completing YM Registration please complete the short form to sign up for particular events & retreats.  

Online Youth Ministry Registration
Paper Printout Version
2019-2020 Youth Ministry Registration