About

Holy Spirit Catholic Church Youth Group is a place for teenagers to learn about and grow in their faith. The goal of these sessions is to help our young people to become rooted in their faith and identity in Christ and to develop skills and practices for lifelong discipleship. The High School youth (9th-12th grade) meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. The middle school youth (7th & 8th grade) meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please contact Allison Steen-Baker (via email: allison@holyspiritcatholic.org) if you would like to get involved in our Youth Ministry.

High School Youth Group Spring 2019

Middle School Youth Group Spring 2019

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Retreats, Mission Trips & Youth Conferences

Each year our parish attends a number of National and Diocesan youth events (held outside of the Holy Spirit campus). Below are descriptions and general information for each. Dates will be posted as they are released by the organization responsible for the event.

Owensboro Diocesan Youth Conference (ODYC)  

This gathering is all of the Fun and Faith of the big bi-annual conference but without the travel, cost and crowds. This event gets bigger and better every time and will be attended by over 500 youth from all over the Diocese. In 2018 it will be held in Owensboro, KY at the Owensboro Convention Center. Accommodations will be at a local parish in Owensboro. This event is for 7th – 12th graders.

November 9th & 10th

Cost – $50 (due at Registration)

Required forms:  FORM C, Form A, Form D3Due: September 30th

*If you have filled out the Form A & Form D3 for the current academic year, you do not need to do so again.*


Christmas Camp – Gasper River Catholic Retreat Center

Every December 29th to January 1st, current 8th graders and high schoolers are invited to attend Christmas/New Year’s Camp.  It’s a great way for 8th graders to meet kids they’ll be going to Camp Life with next summer, and for High School Campers to reconnect with old friends.  This camp is much more laid back than summer camp; campers still do all the activities, celebrate the Sacraments, and have Adoration, but with a more relaxed atmosphere.   This is a great way to end one year, and begin the next! There are still spots available, so please register ASAP!

Gasper River Website

December 29th – January 1st

Cost – $50


Diocesan Youth Retreat (new) – The Lazarus Retreat

The Lazarus Retreat is a brand new experience for our Diocese. It is a short weekend designed to inspire discipleship and ignite one’s own faith! There are only 5 spots available for our parish and it will be held at Gasper River Catholic Retreat Center. This event is for highschool students; preference will be given to seniors.

Diocesan Youth Retreat Webpage

February 15th & 16th, 2019

Cost – $50 (due at registration)

Lazarus-Retreat-Registration-Form , Form A , Form D3 – Due: January 27th

*If you have filled out the Form A & Form D3 for the current academic year, you do not need to do so again.*


Youth 2000 

Youth 2000 is a yearly conference sponsored by the Marian Shrine Committee. This is held on the campus of Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky. This has been a long standing and very popular weekend excursion into an intimate weekend with Christ and his sacraments. This is a great local and inexpensive conference to attend. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Accommodations will be in a local hotel. This event is for people age 13 and older. Parents attend at a discounted rate ($60). Youth 2000 Info/Schedule of Events.

Youth 2000 Webpage

March 8-10, 2019

Cost – $125 (full/partial scholarships available)

Youth 2000 -Registration-Form 2019FORM CForm AForm D3Due: February 27th


Catholic Heart Workcamp    

Catholic Heart Workcamp is a mission camp designed to give teens an opportunity to encounter Jesus through service. It is a fun week of hard work and prayer. Days begin & end with program and for the majority of the day teams travel out to the surrounding area to help with refurbishing homes and working with the disadvantaged. The week ends with a fun day at a local attraction or amusement park. Pre-Registration is required for this event. Fundraising & Scholarships available.  This event is for 9th graders (as of fall 2019) & older.

CHWC Website

2019 Trip Cancelled; 2020 Dates not yet released

Cost – $500 ($100 pre-registration, remaining balance due April 1st)

Downloadable CHWC 2019 Pre-Registration Due:

*Only 20 youth slots available so turn in your $100 pre-registration soon!*


Christian Leadership Institute (CLI)

The Christian Leadership Institute is held every year at the Mt. St. Joseph Retreat Center on the grounds of the Ursuline Sisters monastery near Owensboro. This is a conference meet for leaders and potential leaders in the church. It is an intensive week of activities meant to strengthen leadership potential among the young church. This is for a small select group of individuals that wish to use their God given gifts to lead the church in the future. This event is for rising sophomores through seniors in highschool and is open by application or invitation from the parish.

CLI Webpage

June 23-28, 2019

Cost is $275 (due at registration)

Downloadable Registration Packet (available soon) – Due:


One Bread One Cup  

This conference is a special and unique conference presenting topics and tracts focus on liturgical arts and liturgical ministries. This is the perfect conference for those who are interested in Liturgical Ministries or who are musically inclined. This conference is for high school students and offered by invitation or nomination only. Donations are welcome to defray this investment in the young church!

OBOC Website

July 6-10th

Registration online through St. Meinrad (available by invitation email only)

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please contact Allison (allison@holyspiritcatholic.org)


National Catholic Youth Conference

This conference is a HUGE event that happens every other year (odd number years) usually in Indianapolis, IN during the month of November. This experience is unique and well-known for providing Nationally known speakers and performers and a inspiring experience of 20,000 members of the young church gathered as one for Mass, Adoration, and prayer. This conference is for high school students. 

NCYC Website

November 21-23, 2019

Cost – $500 ($100 pre-registration due at registration (8/18 last day), remaining balance due Sunday, November 17th, 2019)

Downloadable Pre-Registration Packet (available soon) – Due: Sunday, August 18th, 2019


Forms & Documents

General Forms for Youth up to age 18

General Info Form – Youth Group Registration 2018-2019

Form A – Youth Health Form
Form D-3 – Youth Code of Conduct

General Forms for Adults & Youth over age 18

Form B Medical Release for Adults
Form D-5 Non Supervisory Adult Code of Conduct

Form E  Volunteer Drivers