Youth Ministry

We are a community of high school (9th-12th grade) and middle school (7th-8th grade) teens, adults, and parents centered on leading teens toward an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to  create a community where young people can encounter Christ and be formed as disciples. We strive to be authentic, joyful, loving, and evangelical in practicing our Catholic faith. We empower teens to grow in holiness through Scripture, the Sacraments, prayer, retreats, and weekly ministry opportunities for both middle and high school students. Any high school or middle school teen can join us for any event! Follow us on social media for upcoming events and updates! Instagram-@sgmyouthministry. For more information contact: Grace Makowski Coordinator of Youth Ministry, 314-965-3985 x2820 or

Below are our normal meeting times! Check the instagram @sgmyouthministry for more information about events! Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the Youth Room (AKA: LL Majella).  Enter through the back door (by the playground).

High School

  • Sunday Nights

  • 9th - 12th Graders

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm 

Middle School

  • Every other Wednesday Night

    • Fall Semester dates below

  • 7th & 8th Graders

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    • 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, & 12/20

Luke 18 Sign Ups are NOW LIVE!

Luke 18 is an annual, fun-filled, memorable retreat, just for 8th grade!  Sponsored by SGM Youth Ministry, it is guaranteed to be both a crazy fun + spiritual experience where you will grow closer to your friends, meet new people, and learn what it means to be Catholic, and have a great time in the process!  High school students who had a great time when they went on the retreat give back by serving as the leaders for YOU! 

Registration is NOW OPEN. You can register at the link below!!Registration will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, January 21st. Payment is due upon registering. You will be able to pay online at the end of the registration link. 



Who: All 8th graders from St. Gerard Majella Parish (school, PSR, private school, home school) are invited and encouraged to attend in preparation for Confirmation.

When:  Feburary 9-11th, 2024

All attending 8th graders should be present for the entire retreat, as leaving can disrupt the flow of the retreat. If for whatever reason they must leave the retreat, email Grace (youthministry@sgmparish.orh) ASAP.

Where: The retreat will take place at St. Gerard Majella Parish. At night all 8th graders and high schoolers will go to sleep houses, which are parents or parishioners who are opening their homes for the 8th graders and high schoolers to stay.

Why: Because it truly is a life changing experience! All of our 8th graders last year came in not knowing what to expect but left so glad that they came!

Cost:  The cost is $110. This includes all meals, retreat supplies, and a retreat shirt. Do not let cost be an issue, we have scholarship funds available at all times, just reach out!


Youth Minister

Ms. Grace Makowski

Hello everyone! My name is Grace Makowski and I am the Youth Minister at SGM. I am beyond excited to be at St. Gerard and have the opportunity to work with the middle school and high school students! I grew up in south county in St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish. I was involved in youth ministry during high school and it holds such a special place in my heart because it helped me really grow in my relationship with the Lord. I have worked in youth ministry as a core member and by being a Totus Tuus missionary for the past two summers. I can not wait to see all the goodness that the Lord has in store for the youth ministry program here at SGM! I am really excited to meet all of you. Know of my prayers for this parish and I ask that you pray for the success and growth of the youth ministry program at St. Gerard!