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

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are in the Youth Room (AKA: LL Majella).  Enter through the back door (by the playground).

Starting in January 2023, we will be kicking off our new format of Youth Ministry. We are really excited to be offering more events for the young people of the parish. Below will be our typical weekly schedule starting January 8, 2023.

High School

  • Sunday Evening

  • 9th - 12th Graders

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Middle School

  • Wednesday Evening

  • 7th & 8th Graders

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Upcoming Events

Luke 18

Friday, March 3-5  

High School

All 9th-12th graders are invited to sign up here to help lead this amazing retreat for the 8th graders!! It is a super fun weekend and we need all of you to help to make it awesome! The cost for the retreat is $50 for high school leaders. This includes a shirt, meals, and retreat supplies. The payment needs to be turned into Grace by the 1st meeting. Checks can be made out to St. Gerard Majella. 

8th Grade

All 8th graders are invited to join us for this amazing retreat that is led by the high schoolers! It is a weekend full of games, talks, prayer, and team building. You do not want to miss this awesome weekend! The retreat is March 3-5th at St. Gerard. The cost is $100 and checks can be made out to St. Gerard Majella and dropped off at the school or parish office. Register here by February 10th to reserve your spot!


Steubenville Conference

July 7-9, 2023 

Total Cost: $295 

Incoming Freshmen, the Class of 2027, through outgoing Seniors, the Class of 2023, are invited to join SGM Youth Ministry for the annual Steubenville Conference! Steubenville is a conference held annually at Missouri State University for the Midwest region of the United States. Thousands of teens come together to be renewed through prayer, praise and worship, speakers, and entertainment. Some have compared it to Luke 18 but on a grander and even more fun scale! This is a popular event in Youth Ministry and spaces fill up quickly. For more information and videos, go to: 

For your convenience, payments have been divided up into 2 installments. It is vital that you stay caught up on these payments. Spaces will only be held once initial deposit and online registration are received (Verbal requests do NOT guarantee a space). Initial deposits & registrations are absolutely due by Friday, February 10 at 11:59pm. Spaces will be bought based on registrations completed by Feb. 10! 

Register RIGHT NOW

Online Registration & Initial Deposit of $50 (checks are to be made out to St. Gerard Majella) are due by Sunday, February 10th 2023. 

Note: All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. 

The final payment of $245 will be due by Sunday, April 9, 2023

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!