Welcome to the St. Mary of the Woods Youth Ministry!

 All High School Youth grades 9th-12th are welcome and invited to attend. We will begin with prayer followed by teaching, fellowship or service. See the schedule below to know what is planned for each gather!

If you have any questions, please contact Johnny Sherfick at the Parish Office at 270-233-4196 or johnny.sherfick@stmarywoods.com. 


Youth Ministry Schedule

Youth ministry for both Middle and High School every Sunday at the Horn Center in the Activity Room. 

Youth Ministry 


Middle School and High School 5:30pm-8:00pm

Upcoming Youth Events:

(Grades 6th-12th)

High School Lazarus Retreat

WHO: All High School Youth (9th-12th Grades).
WHAT: As we journey through the story of the raising of Lazarus, we truly see what it
means to be dead in this world and called to life in Jesus. This retreat is an intentional
invitation to life in Christ.
WHERE: Boone Lodge at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp outside Bowling Green,
KY. A packing list will be provided upon registration.
WHEN: Friday, February 16 arrival begins at 5:30PM, pickup is Sunday, February 18
at 12:00PM
COST: $65 per youth participant (scholarships are available through the Office of Youth Ministry)
FURTHER DETAILS: We are limited to 20 boys and 20 girls for the retreat. Deadline to
sign up is Monday, February 5, 2024. We ask each parish to send no more than 10
youth at a time to the retreat so that more parishes can take advantage of the
experience. This retreat is meant to be a one-time experience. Please contact us if you
have a youth who wants to repeat the experience.
NEW OBSERVER TABLE for Adults: To connect more adults to the Lazarus Retreat,
we will be offering an opportunity for adults to attend as observers and experience it
before they help lead it. We are limited to 6 observer spots. Please contact the Office
of Youth Ministry if you are interested in being an adult observer.
TO SIGN UP: Please send your Registration Sheet, as well as Form A and the Youth
Code of Conduct to the Office of Youth Ministry with your $65 payment before the
deadline. We will work on a first come, first serve basis, so please send in registrations
as soon as you can. Confirmation of your sign up will arrive in a couple of weeks after
Questions: Contact the Office of Youth Ministry (270) 683-1545 or robin.tomes@pastoral.org

Youth 2000

Who: Youth 13-30

What: Through talks, music, adoration, prayer, panel discussions, fellowship, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the celebration of the Mass, young people deepen there love and understanding of the faith, and encounter the power of richness of God’s love and mercy. 

Where: Brescia University

When: March 15th at 6:30pm through March 17th at 12:30pm.  

Cost:  $65 (Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday). Registration fee is waived for those in need. 

Details: This is not an overnight, we will transport our group from St. Mary’s to Brescia and back each day.

To Sign Up: Pick up a registration form from and turn in the payment of $65 to the Parish Office.