Youth Ministry

Here you will find many exciting opportunities the youth of the parish have to become involved in youth ministry, share their faith, and meet new friends.

Middle School - Grades 6-8

Holy Spirit Parish youth members, grades 6-12, are invited to participate in all youth ministry opportunities offered in the parish.

Opportunities include:

Serve and Slide - A summer service event serving a local human service/non-profit agency, followed by a one-day trip to Waterloo’s Lost Island Water Park.

Citywide Fall 8th Grade Retreat – “Place in This World!” - Typically held in mid-October, St. Anthony Church’s Youth Formation program organizes this citywide retreat at Camp Albrecht Acres, Sherrill, IA.

Archdiocese of Dubuque Middle School Youth Jam - This annual fall Archdiocesan-wide middle school event includes dinner, hands-on activities, prayer, games and Mass! Youth Jam is held at Blessed Maria Assunta Catholic Middle School, Waterloo.

TOTUS TUUS - The Totus Tuus parish summer catechetical program, a week-long “parish mission” for Catholic youth in the 1st through 12th grades, is dedicated to proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic worship. Totus Tuus accomplishes this by taking college students and seminarians to engage parish youth with skits, songs, games and inspiring, interactive teaching. Totus Tuus instructs young people in the basic tenets of the Catholic faith to cultivate both a firm intellectual grounding and a solid personal relationship with Christ. Totus Tuus demonstrates that one can be a faithful, practicing Catholic and still have fun!

 For more information about the our youth ministry programs, please contact the Coordinator of Young Adult Faith Formation at the parish office.

High School - Grades 9 to 12

All youth in grades 9-12 are invited to youth events held throughout the year. These events and activities include a combination of social, service, spiritual growth and much more!

Events/Opportunities include:

Dubuque High School Summer Service Days - A service immersion trip is a combination of doing service work for our brothers and sisters in need, sharing prayer and discussing Catholic Social Teachings, learning more about our community and parish all while having a fun and building community among peers and adults!

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) - NCYC is an exciting, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The conference is held at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN. Typically, the conference is held in odd-numbered years and the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.


For more information about any of the above groups and events, please contact the Coordinator of Young Adult Faith Formation at the parish office.