Junior High Students

7th and 8th Grade Youth Ministry (S.P.I.R.I.T.)

This ministry is for students entering 7th & 8th grades.  This ministry is a social and service group that introduces young teens to youth ministry, gives them the opportunity to meet other Catholic teens, and introduces the concept of service.   Students will enjoy our high energy activities, service opportunities, and off campus events.

Meeting Times:  Wednesday nights after Religious Education 7:30 – 8:45pm in Rooney Hall.

For more information contact:

Rudie Gillett 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

Boy Scout/Cub Scouts

St. Catherine’s sponsors Troop 424.

Meeting Times:  Boy Scouts/Tuesdays 7pm-9pm Haut Hall • Cub Scouts/Monday 6pm-7pm Formation Center

For more information contact:

Art Bilodeau    arthur_bilodeau@csx.com
Rudie Gillett 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com


This program is for upcoming 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.  Just5Days is a five-day experience of service, hands-on learning activities, prayer and liturgy, and community building designed for groups of middle school youth and their adult leaders from Catholic parishes and schools.  The Center for Ministry Development provides daily programming designed just for middle schoolers—lots of visual learning, hands-on activities, movie clips, small group projects, and discussions. Middle schoolers will learn about Catholic social teaching and the importance of justice, and they will have fun doing it. Dynamic prayer services and liturgy engage young participants in full and active participation, making faith more tangible for them.

Training Required:  Adult Volunteers • Completed background check • Fingerprinting process • References provided and signature required of the diocesan ethical agreement.

Time Commitment:  1 Week in June

For more information contact:

Rudie Gillett 904-264-0577 X.326 or youth@stcatherineop.com

Religious Education

Our Religious Education program offers instruction to students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.   All Catholic children attending public or private non-Catholic schools are expected to participate in this program. 

Our philosophy at St. Catherine’s Religious Education program is that parents are the primary educators of their children. Formal religious education is a necessary element of and a supplement to home teaching and example. Through an enjoyable classroom experience, children are nurtured in the truths and teachings of their faith and are called to worship and serve Jesus as they form their Christian identity and take their place in the Christian community. The curriculum is developmental and builds a broad base of religious knowledge. Our program reflects an integrated learning experience composed of catechesis, prayer, sacramental preparation, traditional Catholic doctrine, biblical studies, liturgy, community building, and other dimensions of a vibrant Church life.

Religious Education is offered on Sundays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays and requires pre-registration.  Registration for the following year begins in April.

For more information, visit the Religious Education page here or
contact Roger Davey, Coordinator of Religious Education at religioused@stcatherineop.com.

Vacation Bible School

Each summer an action packed week of Catholic fun is offered to Junior High students through St. Catherine’s Vacation Bible School.  Designed for children entering Grades 6-8, and enhanced by over many volunteers, the campus is filled with crafts, games, skits, food, music, laughter, and of course, Bible stories. 

For more information, contact Roger Davey at religioused@stcatherineop.com

Youth Choir

Youth ages 10-21, Pianists with at least 3 years of experience, and instrumentalists with at least 2 years of experience.

Time Commitment:  Thursday Practice from 6:15pm – 7:00pm in Choir Room • 1 Mass a month (Mass times change each month)

For more information contact:

Jim Huges 904-264-0577  music@stcatherineop.com