High School Faith Formation

Lenten Retreat 2019


2020 Youth Group Lenten Retreat

Where: YMCA Camp Chandler

When: 9:00am Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 9:00am Sunday, March 8, 2020

Cost: $50.00

Registration deadline is Friday March 6, 2020. Click on Registration Packet below for more details.

Lenten Retreat 2020 Registration Packet

Contact Justin Castanza with any questions. 

Youth Group

Wednesday Nights, 7pm-8:30pm

Director: Rev. Patrick Gilbreath
Mission: Faith formation for High School youth

Contact: Rev. Patrick Gilbreath
Phone: 251-269-9152
Email: [email protected]

2019-2020 Youth Group Calendar

2019-2020 Youth Group Registration and Medical Form

Youth Group is for teens in grades 9th through 12th. Meetings are on Wednesday nights during the school year. Dinner is provided at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall followed by faith building games and discussions encouraging teens to grow in their faith through worship, fellowship and service. We encourage the teens to attend Wednesday evening mass at 6:30pm 

Worship activities include: Mass, monthly Adoration and Confession.

Weekly Activities may include: Peer Faith Talks, Peer led discussion groups and other fellowship building games.

Special Activities may include: Christian bands/singers, guest speakers, Theology of the Body for Teens and Purity Talks.

Faith Building Retreats and Fellowship may include: Archdiocese Search Retreat, ACYC (Archdiocese Youth Conference) Retreat, March for Life in Washington D.C., Parish Youth Group Retreats and Cove Crest Summer Camp.

Service Opportunities and Fellowship may include: Altar servers, Ushers, Lectors, Youth Choir, 40 days for Life Campaign, Knights of Columbus Monthly Parish Breakfast, Parish Picnic, Youth Group Yard Sale, Teen aids during Religious Education Classes and Vacation Bible School, Decorating the Church for Christmas, Living Stations of the Cross and Meager Meal hosts and clean up.

Adult Volunteers: Help is needed with food preparation on Wednesday evenings and occasional set-up and break down. Adults are also needed for small group discussions. Chaperons are also helpful for youth trips and retreats. Please inquire with Fr. Patrick if you feel called to help in any of these areas. 


Join the Holy Spirit Youth Group Remind group: text @mrcastanza to 81010
Follow Holy Spirit Youth Group on Facebook and Instagram.
Download the Holy Spirit Parish app and opt in to Youth Group notifications.
Ask to be added to the email list! 


The Sacrament of Confirmation

Sunday Evenings

Contact: Charity Firestone, Parish Catechetical Leader, Holy Spirit Parish
Office Phone: 334-277-1989
Email: [email protected]

Offered to teens in 11th grade (per the Archdiocese of Mobile); preparation begins in 10th grade. Students wanting to be Confirmed are encouraged to attend Confirmation Discipleship Sessions here at Holy Spirit in addition to weekly Youth Group sessions where they will be given the opportunity to grow in their faith through worship, fellowship and service.

Click HERE for more information

*Parents and sponsors who are looking for ways to offer support to teens on their faith journey could attend Mass regularly with their teen and encourage attendance at Wednesday night Youth Group including participation in worship, retreat and service opportunities.