Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry brings middle and high school students together to learn about their relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

Students are able to:

  • Participate in faith-based activities
  • Student faith-sharing groups
  • Adoration
  • Retreats
  • Youth rallies
  • Service leadership

Special High School Events for the Year

  • Trip to the Rockies: Friday September 17th, 2021 - Field Trip forms are available online or at youth ministry office.
  • See You at the Pole: Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. - École Secondaire Notre Dame High School Flagpole.
  • Spontaneous Corn Maze Night: Tuesday September 28th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Meet there.
  • Rocky Search Retreat: October 22nd-24th, 2021
  • Silent Retreat: November 12th-14th, 2021
  • Wake-a-Thon: 1st Semester - December 3rd-4th, 2021
  • All Night Glow Bowling: January 28th, 2022. Middle School/High School Event
  • Annual Valentine’s Dessert Night: Friday February 11th, 2022
  • THinkfast: 2nd Semester - March 4th-5th, 2022
  • Sylvan Lake Bibles for Grads Lunch: April 2022 - TBA
  • Olds Search Retreat: April 29th-May 1st, 2022
  • March for LIfe Pilgrimage: May 12th, 2022
  • New Jerusalem Retreat: OLVC - June 10th-12th 2022

Weekly Events

  • Prayer and Praise-Chapel: Thursday Mornings at 8:00 a.m. starting Thursday September 16th, 2021
  • Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayer time: Tuesdays at lunch on Zoom or in the Youth ministry office at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School
  • Alpha sessions - Every Wednesday at lunch starting October 13th in the Youth Ministry Office. For anyone who participated last year, there will be a meeting at lunch on Wednesday October 6th, 2021 to be a facilitator.
  • Morning Prayer Committee: A crew of students willing to run morning prayer on a daily basis for the school. If you are interested, please sign up on the Blitz Day!

RCIA for Teens

If you are interested in becoming baptized or to journey towards your Sacraments - please see Miss Jeannette in the Youth Ministry Office.

High School Youth Group Nights/Small Groups

Held on the first Tuesday of the every month. Locations are listed below.

  • October 5th, 2021 - Game of Communism/Small Groups at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School
  • November 2nd, 2021 - Zombie Apocalypse/Paint Night at St. Joseph High School
  • December 7th, 2021 - Christmas Coffee House at St. Mary’s 
  • January 4th, 2022 - Virtual Escape Room (Online)
  • February 1st, 2022 - Live Action Game of Quelf at St. Mary’s
  • March 1st, 2022 - Werewolves (Virtual)
  • April 5th, 2022 - Siege at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School
  • May 3rd, 2022 - Murder Mystery - Location TBD.
  • June 7th, 2022 - KGB Night at Centennial Park in Innisfail/Year-end Party

Red Deer Edge Middle School Youth Group

Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church or online. Leaders will normally arrive at 6:15 p.m. and stay after until 9:00 p.m.

  • October 12th, 2021: Mission Impossible (Leaders please arrive for orientation at 5:30 p.m. Pizza will be provided) at Maryview School
  • October 26th, 2021: Nerf Revolution at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School
  • November 9th, 2021: Space Race (online)
  • November 23rd, 2021: Black and White Formal at St. Mary’s Parish
  • December 14th, 2021: Christmas Extravaganza at École Secondaire Notre Dame High School
  • December 28th, 2021: No Edge (CANCELLED)
  • January 11th, 2022: Ultimate Game Show (Virtual)
  • January 25th, 2022: Winter Olympics at St. Mary’s Parish
  • February 8th, 2022: Valentine’s Formal at St. Mary’s Parish
  • February 22nd, 2022: No Edge (CANCELLED)
  • March 8th, 2022: Like a Ninja Night at St. Mary’s Parish
  • March 22nd, 2022: Espionage Spy Night (Virtual)
  • April 12th, 2022: Crusades at École Camille J. Lerouge School
  • April 26th, 2022: Retro Giant Size Video/Board Game Night at Sacred Heart
  • May 10th, 2022: Mantracker at École Camille J. Lerouge School
  • May 24th, 2022: Carnival Night at St. Mary’s Parish
  • June 14th, 2022: Hunger Games at Sacred Heart. An Edge Leader Party will be held prior to this event!
  • June 21st, 2022: Flag Wars at Our Lady of Victory Camp (with Innisfail)

Join Innisfail Virtual Night

January 18th, 2022: Winter Trivia (Virtual)

Innisfail Edge Middle School Youth Group

Held on the third Tuesday of every month.

  • October 19th, 2021: Mission Impossible at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School
  • November 16th, 2021: Nerf Revolution at Our Lady of Peace Church
  • November 23rd, 2021: Black and White Formal at St Mary’s Parish
  • December 21st, 2021: Christmas Carolling Night at Our Lady of Peace Church
  • January 18th, 2022: Winter Trivia (Virtual)
  • February 8th, 2022: Valentine’s Formal at St. Mary’s Parish
  • February 15th, 2022: Infection at Our Lady of Peace
  • March 22nd, 2022: Like a Ninja Night at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School
  • April 19th, 2022: No Edge (CANCELLED)
  • May 17th, 2022: Mantracker at Centennial Park. An Edge Leader Party will be held prior to this event!
  • June 21st, 2022: Flag Wars at Our Lady of Victory Camp. Invite Red Deer too

Join the Red Deer Virtual Nights

  • January 11th, 2022: Ultimate Game Show (Virtual)
  • March 22nd, 2022: Espionage Spy Night (Virtual)

Social Media and Contact Information:

Instagram @rdcrsym
Red Deer Catholic Youth Ministry Website: https://www.rdcrs.ca/faith/youth-ministry
E-mail: jeannette.manser@rdcrs.ca
Phone: (403) 342-4800 ext. 263353

Building relationships through faith

Our Youth Ministry Coordinators are:

  • Jeannette Manser: École Secondaire Notre Dame High School, St. Gabriel Learning Centre, St. Francis of Assisi Middle School, École Camille J. Lerouge School, Holy Trinity Catholic School and St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School.
  • Tristan Gamez (Chaplain): St. Joseph High School, St. Gabriel Learning Centre, St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School and St. Patrick's Community School.
  • Peter van Kampen: École Mother Teresa School, St. Matthew Catholic School and St. Dominic Catholic High School.