St. Sebastian Parish is committed to providing a special place in our church community devoted to the needs and interests of our youth. We welcome your teen to become involved in the Youth Ministry program. We recognize that our youth are pulled in many directions and we want to provide a path that we hope leads them to a deeper relationship with God and that fosters a greater sense of belonging in the St. Sebastian faith community.

Please take a moment to fill out the survey (link below) so our parish can learn more about the programs our youth would like to see offered. Thank you!

High School Youth Ministry

Wednesday, February 3rd, we’ll be helping out with the Good Samaritan Hunger Center from 3:30-6:30.  If you can come for part or all of that time, contact Mr. Johnson for more details.

Tuesday, February 9th, Youth Adoration in the church from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  We are looking for high school altar servers to serve with Fr. Valencheck.  We are also looking for someone to be the reader.  Please contact Mr. Johnson if you are interested.

Friday-Saturday, February 19-20, Confirmation Retreat.  We are in need of high school students for witnesses and to help out with activities throughout the retreat.  This is not overnight this year.  If interested contact Mr. Johnson.

Friday, February 26, Friday With Father!  Join us for Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in the church.  Afterward, we’ll head over to Z-Hall where one of our priests will join us for a short Lenten reflection as well as informal Q & A.  Snacks and soft drinks will be available. 

Junior High Youth Ministry

Jr. High Youth Night, Sunday, February 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Byrider Hall. 

Please note that during the time of the pandemic all COVID protocols must be observed at all youth functions for both High School and Jr. High.  These include washing/sanitizing of hands, social distancing, and wearing masks when not outside or eating.

Steubenville Youth Conference

Where:  Franciscan University of Steubenville           

When:  June 11-13, 2021

Cost:  TBA                       

Who can go:  Any student who will be in high school next school year (2021-2022) and 2021 graduates                                                            

Come join us as our Youth Ministry travels to the Franciscan University of Steubenville to worship God with thousands of other teens! We will stay in the campus dorms and enjoy a weekend listening to amazing witnesses, inspiring music, participating in great liturgies and experiencing our faith like never before!!  Youth Ministry will be doing fundraisers to help lower the cost.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! 

Please call or email Keith Johnson at: (330)836-2233 ext. 134 or to reserve your spot. 

For more information regarding Youth Ministries please contact Keith Johnson at 330-836-2233 or by email at