• Newark Archdiocese Office of Youth Ministry


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    Eric Erler
    Director of Youth Ministry
    (201) 327-0976 ext. 310
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 St. Paul Youth Ministry is a place for friends to gather and use the teachings of our faith to enrich our community, peers, and self. With a focus on honesty, integrity, and community, we aim to reach other through prayer, service, and living the Gospels in everyday action. Youth Group is a great place to relax, meet new friends, and talk about faith, family, and friends, as well as the pressures of being a teen. There are opportunities for community service and retreats as well as events just for fun!



All teens involved in the youth ministry program must create an online member profile and submit the "Youth Ministry Registration Form". Below are the links to create an account through the online member portal and to download the registration form to be submitted as soon as possible:

Youth Ministry Online Member Portal: CLICK HERE
Youth Ministry Registration Form: DOWNLOAD HERE (if not yet submitted for current year)


St. Paul Youth Ministry holds weekly meetings for youth in the 9th - 12th grade. Each meeting starts with a fun icebreaker or game that then leads into a topic for the week. Topics address a variety of issues teens face in the 21st century, but most importantly, each meeting tackles the topic in a fun and engaging way! Just listen to what some of our groupies have to say about the meetings:

"They're so much fun. Every week at 9 o'clock when we "circle up for squeeze prayer", I have to look around at my friends and ask, 'Really? It's over already?!' "

"It's a church group, so yeah, we talk about God and faith and we pray, but it's done in a fun and cool way. It's helped me to see that my faith is actually MY FAITH. I don't go to church anymore or pray anymore just because my parents say I have to. I do it because I want to. And I like it..."

"Eric [the Director of Youth Ministry]... yeah, he's awesome. Actually, no. He's AMAZING. Like, probably the coolest guy I ever met. I hope that one day I can grow up to be exactly like him. And hopefully just as handsome!"
[ok... maybe I wrote that one myself..  ]

DATES: Every Tuesday; September 8, 2015 - June 7, 2016
TIME: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: Youth Office
The youth office is located in the upper room of the gym which can be accessed via the stairwell to the left of the boy's locker room.

For more information, please contact Eric Erler at eerler@stpaulrcchurch.org