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.


We need volunteers for youth-led Stations of the Cross
Youth-led Stations of the Cross will be on Friday March 16 and Wednesday March 28.  All middle school and high school youth are welcome to participate. Please contact Heather to be included in the preparations.  This can be used for a Confirmation service project.

Join us for Stations of the Cross
You are invited with the rest of the parish to attend Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent at 7 p.m. in the Church.  The Stations of the Cross are also known as the Way of the Cross or Via Dolorosa (Sorrowful Way). The 14 stations or devotions help us focus on the specific events of Jesus’ last day.

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

Wednesday Feb. 7
Weekly S.A.Y. Gathering
6-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Wednesday Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday 
Ashes for Religious Education and S.A.Y.  at 7:15 p.m. in Hartmann Hall
Ash Wednesday Church Services
Mass at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 7 p.m.
Ashes at noon and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Feb. 21
Weekly S.A.Y. Gathering
6-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Wednesday Feb. 28
Weekly S.A.Y. Gathering
6-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Wednesday March 7
Extra S.A.Y. Gathering
6-8 p.m. • Clare Hall

Friday March 16
Youth-led Stations of the Cross
7 p.m. • Church

Wednesday March 28
Youth-led Stations of the Cross
7 p.m. • Church

Youth Group Activities

Fr. Mitch Pacwa visits Bowling Green.

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

Students enjoy the Pond Party.

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