S.A.Y. (St. Aloysius Youth)

S.A.Y. (St. Aloysius Youth) is our high school youth group that gathers weekly, typically following the Religious Education program calendar, on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in Clare Hall. All youth in grades 9-12 from both public and parochial schools in Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Otsego and other surrounding area schools are welcome to join us for activities. Those activities include spiritual nights, lesson nights, service nights and the ever-popular game nights. In addition to our weekly gatherings, we have offered a winter ski trip, spring barbeque and small study groups.

Throughout the year, we encourage spiritual growth opportunities sponsored by the Diocese of Toledo, Foundation for Life, and the Catholic Youth Organization.  Some of these include Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Retreat, Youth Elect Service (YES) Project, XLT: music and praise nights, and the annual Steubenville Youth Conference.  More information about the current opportunities for our high school students in these outside activities is found here.

Additionally, youth in our parish are encouraged to get involved in parish life. Youth Called to Service (YCtS) is an open invitation to serve our parish in a multitude of ways including participation in The Holy Mass.  More information about YCtS will be available soon on its own page.

S.A.Y.  would not be possible without the support of adult volunteers. We are looking for adult team members to support us in our efforts and in this vital ministry.

For more information or to volunteer, contact:
Heather Sekerak
Youth Coordinator
419-352-4195 (parish office)

If you are middle school student, check out the F.I.A.T. (Faith In Action Team) page for students in grades 5-8.


Forming a Team for Dodgeball Tourney
We are forming a team for the Deanery Dodgeball Tournament, which will be held on Sunday April 29 at 7 p.m. St. Rose Parish in Perrysburg. The event is open to high school and eighth-grade students. Contact Heather for information and needed paperwork.

Scholarship Available for a St. Aloysius Graduating Senior
Long-time parishioner Elden Martin has established the “Martin Family Scholarship Fund” through the Toledo Community Foundation.  This scholarship is intended for members of St. Aloysius Parish who are rising college freshman.  Applications are available at this link and on the kiosk in the narthex.  We encourage our graduating high school seniors to apply.  Applications and supporting documentation are due to the Parish Office by Monday, April 30, 2018.

New: Do you need service hours or have free time to volunteer? 
The parish has several opportunities for youth volunteers this summer.
Corpus Christi Celebration (F.I.A.T. event)
June 2, set up at 4 p.m.
Contact Heather Sekerak 419-352-4195
Vacation Bible School
June 11, 13-15 preparation days
June 18-22 program, arrive at 8:30 a.m.
Contact Jean Bargiel 419-352-4195 ext. 110
Rummage Sale
June 28 drop off, times vary
June 29-30 sale days, times vary
Contact Parish Office 419-352-4195
YES Project at St. Mary’s Millersville
July 13-15, arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Heather Sekerak 419-352-4195

Other opportunities open to youth in the Toledo Diocese: click here


Tuesday April 17
FFL S.E.A.L. Team Movie Night
Free, but you must register
7 p.m. • Maumee Indoor Theater
Carpool leaves St. Al’s at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday April 18
Weekly S.A.Y. Gathering
6:30-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Wednesday April 25
Weekly S.A.Y. Gathering
6:30-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Monday April 30
Deadline for Martin Family Scholarship

Wednesday May 9
End of the Year S.A.Y. BBQ
for all high school and 8th grade students
6-8 p.m. • meet at the Rectory

Wednesday May 16
S.A.Y. Movie Night
for all high school and 8th grade students
6-8 p.m. • Narthex

Sunday May 27
High School Graduation Mass and Brunch
9:30 a.m. • meet in Hartmann Hall

Youth Group Activities

Students preparing for youth-led Stations of the Cross.

Fr. Mitch Pacwa visits Bowling Green.

Posing with the “Pope” at the Steubenville Youth Conference.

Musicians warming up before youth-led Stations of the Cross.

Students enjoy the Pond Party.

Fr. Mark celebrates Mass outdoors with the youth during the Pond Party.