Exciting changes for our Youth Ministry Program!

Our parish is very actively working to listen and implement the feedback we were given in the strategic plan. As a Faith for Life staff, we are constantly thinking of new ways to stay relevant and meet the needs of our youth. Based on the feedback given in the strategic plan and recognizing our need to stay relevant, we made a shift in our youth ministry program.

We are combining our previous programs of Faith through Film, The Refuge nights, and Open Youth Night to create Wednesday Night Youth Group. Every Wednesday that students are in school, we will have a Youth Group meeting from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in The Refuge. We will be incorporating aspects of our previous programs for our youth nights and will focus on relevant topics and discuss how to live out our faith in the modern world. Youth group is open to all students grades 9 through 12.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas for the program, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email.


Katie Kelly

Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator

Katie joined St. Stephen’s staff in August 2017. She coordinates Confirmation/High School Faith for Life and Youth Ministry.

Katie graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a Bachelors of Arts in Theology in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Ministry at St. John’s University. Prior to St. Stephen’s, Katie coordinated the Elementary Faith Formation program at St. Patrick’s in Edina.

In her free time, Katie likes to be active, especially running and swimming, spending time with family and friends, and loves to play board games.

SSYM Youth Ministry

Building the Faith

St. Stephen’s Youth Ministry

Mission Statement

“SSYM ministries seeks to develop youth in their walk towards discipleship and leadership through dynamic, relational, Christ-centered programming. We seek to build strong leaders in the Catholic Church and in the community through challenging opportunities that allow them to use the talents and gifts that they’ve received.”