High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry invites all high school students, grades 9-12, to join us for faith formation, fellowship, & service! The ministry calendar is designed to be flexible, so students who play sports, are in theatre, band, or other seasonal extracurriculars can come to formation, fellowship, & service gatherings when they make it work with their calendar. Please read on to learn more about Summer Ministry & the 2018-19 formation year.


Youth Ministry Participation:

Annual completion of the Activity Consent Form ensures St. Brigid of Kildare has up-to-date emergency contact & medical information. Registration also provides required guardian permission for the teen’s involvement in our ministry’s programming. Subscribing to our weekly Wednesday email ensures you never miss out on upcoming gatherings, special events, and important deadlines.





Summer 2018

Summer ministry is about friends, faith, & fun! We take a break from our typical calendar and focus on the freedom that summer allows and the ways we can experience the presence of God through the joy of summer break! Summer ministry is open to incoming 9th graders through outgoing high school seniors and includes a variety of social, faith formation, and service oriented opportunities for high school youth. Please see the summer calendar for dates & events.


Be sure to register for June 2018-May 2019 high school youth ministry before coming to your first high school youth ministry gathering (click the “Activity Consent Form” link above).


Sports Ohio Summer Event

Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 6:00-8:00 PM

$20 / person *contact Laura if cost is a concern


Kick-off the summer with high school youth ministry at Sports Ohio. Join us June 10 for 2-Hours of fun & friends with unlimited mini-golf, batting cages, go-carts, basketball, sand volleyball, shuffleboard, corn hole, & horseshoes! Cost is $20/ person, checks made payable to St. Brigid of Kildare Church. The registration deadline is May 6, 2018 & friends are welcome.

Click here for Sports Ohio student registration form.

The Diocese requires a 1 to 6 adult to student ratio. To volunteer to chaperone, email Laura Ginikos at lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org


Euchre with Independent Living

Mondays, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, Aug. 6 | 7:00-8:00 PM

Join us to play Euchre with DRV Independent Living! Don’t know how to play Euchre? We have teens, adult volunteers, and DRV residents ready to help you learn! Meet us in the lobby of Dublin Retirement Village Independent Living.


Summer Series & Social

Thursdays, June 14, 21, & 28 | 7;00-8:30 PM in the Massey Teen Room (and outside).

Join us for this 3-week mini-series on the virtues and hang out with friends. Each week will include the discussion of 2-3 virtues and indoor/ outdoor games (weather dependent).


Mass & More

Thursdays, July 12 & 26 | 9:00 AM (mass in the Chapel) – 10:30 AM

Join us for daily mass (9 AM) with the rest of the parish, then hang out with friends for an hour or so after mass. We will have board games or outdoor games after mass, depending on weather and interest.


Gospel Road Mission Trip

July 15-19, 2018 in London, OH

$135 / person *contact Laura if cost is a concern

High school students are invited to participate in Gospel Road this summer from July 15-19 in London, Ohio. Gospel Road is a Diocesan mission experience in which young people from all over the Diocese of Columbus come together to use their gifts to serve those in need. The cost is $135, checks payable to St. Brigid of Kildare Church. All friends are welcome.

Click here for Gospel Road student registration form.

The Diocese requires a 1 to 6 adult to student ratio. To volunteer to chaperone, email Laura Ginikos at lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org


2018-2019 High School Faith Formation, Fellowship, & Service

2018-2019 High School Youth Ministry

Lord, teach us to pray is a year of formation that begs the questions: Have you heard Him? Have you gazed upon Him? Have you encountered Him?

Consider the road to Emmaus: at first, the disciples didn’t recognize Jesus as he walked with them on the road to Emmaus, “Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” (Luke 24:35) When Jesus joined the disciples at their table and broke the bread, they finally realized it was him.

Jesus is present among us every day – in the people we meet, when we gather in fellowship & in prayer, and in the Eucharist.

Lord, teach us to pray is a formation year which focuses on encountering Jesus. We will expose the beauty and grace shared in the mass, gain perspective to engage in the mass more fully, grow in confidence to read and apply scripture to your life, discover the Lord’s prayer as your own prayer, and experience various forms of prayer. Learn more about your own styles of connecting with and talking to God from your heart, make more friends, and serve the community together this year!

The 2018-2019 formation year is broken down into four formation series and one overnight retreat. High school fellowship and service opportunities are listed below and spread throughout the year. High School faith formation takes place on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM in Enke Hall.


Youth Ministry Fall Kick Off

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 | 6:00-7:15 PM in the school gym

Join all parish youth, grades 6th-12th as we kick-off the formation year with food, games, music, & worship!


Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed

Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20, & 27 and Oct. 4, 11, & 18 | 7:00-8:30 PM in Enke Hall

Altaration is designed to stir thought, create conversation, dispel myths, and inspire young souls to a deep and lasting love for the Mass.


Dublin Retirement Village Halloween Spooktacular

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 PM

Dublin Retirement Village (DRV) Independent Living is hosting their annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 25, and HS Youth Ministry has been asked to serve snacks, play games, and visit with DRV! *Service hours can be signed off for this event


Sent to Serve: November 4, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 12:15-5:00 PM

Join us for mass, lunch, and a day of service by helping our fellow parishioners with yard work, winterizing gardens, changing batteries in smoke detectors, cleaning windows, bringing out Christmas decorations, etc. *Service hours can be signed off for this event



Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall

“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad & sincere hearts.” (Acts 2:46-47)

Teens, parents, and siblings, let’s come together for a potluck dinner & games. Bring a dish to share & a game to play!


Advent Scripture Series

Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 & 13 | 7:00-8:30 PM in Enke Hall

Prepare your hearts for Christmas with us this Advent in a 3-week bible study to read, reflect on, and apply scripture to our lives.


Columbus Zoo Wild Lights

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 7:00-8:30 PM at the Columbus Zoo

(Cost is the price of zoo entry ticket. Pay at the gate.)

Parents and family members are invited to this off-site night with St. Brigid High School Youth Ministry.


Discipleship Series

Jan. 10, 17, 24, & 31 and Feb .7, 14, 21, & 28, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 PM in Enke Hall

This series seeks to encourage young Catholics to explore the many ways to grow in relationship with God.


Winter Retreat

Date is TBA


Lenten Scripture Series

March 7, 14, 21, & 28 and April 4 & 11, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 PM in Enke Hall

These next forty days, read and meditate on the Word of God, for “indeed, the word of God is living and effective” (Hebrews 4:12) and join us for weekly small groups as we grow in faith and holiness this Lent and prepare for the Resurrection!


Ministry Celebration

April 25, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 PM in Enke Hall


Senior Celebration

May 5, 2019


Consider Volunteering for High School Youth Ministry

Your involvement in our teens faith formation matters! Please consider sharing your time and talent with the teens of our parish. Contact Laura Ginikos, lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org, for more information. Please refer to the Safe Environment Requirements found on the parish website here.


Laura Ginikos
Director of Youth Ministry
(614) 718-5832

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