412Youth High School Ministry is our region’s youth ministry program for our High School students, serving to meet the spiritual needs of the teens we encounter in our schools, parishes, and community. 412Youth offers life nights, social nights, worship nights, retreats and more!

We seek to bring the world we live in to our teens. Some things we’ve talked about in our group include Dating, Addiction, Divine Mercy, Fatima, and more. Our teens are able to encounter Christ outside of North Huntingdon as well, with activities like the Steubenville Conferences held by Franciscan University; the National Catholic Youth Conference in both Indianapolis, IN and Long Island, CA; the March for Life in Washington, D.C.; and even our Diocesan Youth Retreat in Greensburg, PA. This year we even explored the Spectrum of Catholicism, taking us from the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Mass offered in Latrobe, PA to a Festival of Praise and Worship at Saint Vincent College. Our faith reaches the teens beyond our worship and community boundaries!

We’re here to provide our teens with authentic, Catholic community. Outside of our regular life nights, we offer same-sex discipleship groups. These groups meet to form friendships and hold each other accountable in the faith. They do fun activities as a group like getting coffee, going to Festival of Praise (FOP’s), or even just having a Bible Study. Anyone from 412Youth is welcome to join these groups throughout the year.

Although we spend a lot of time in prayer and studying, we do have time for fun! This summer (2022) we are going to Kennywood, going hiking and canoeing, and even offering a COLOR WAR for our incoming 9th graders! We love spending time by the campfire, making s’mores, and just hanging out.

Faith Formation does not end with Confirmation. These teens continue to push themselves to learn and grow in their relationship with Christ. If you have a high school teen or know one that would be interested in 412Youth, please reach out to Jen Wilson at JNWilson@dioceseofgreensburg.org. Please continue to keep our teens in your prayers!