Columbus Catholic
Youth Ministry (CCYM)

Columbus Catholic Youth Ministry is a Tri-Parish Ministry. All junior high and high school youth are part of CCYM. The Catholic parishes in Columbus do not have their own individual youth groups, rather, the primary youth ministry group in Columbus is the Godparent Program. All teens are invited to be part of the Godparent Program. Mission trips, Steubenville conference, March for Life Pilgrimage and fundraising are all part of Columbus Catholic Youth Ministry.

CCYM Coordinators: Lynn Heinrich and Sarah Doerneman. Email us at columbuscym@gmail.com.

GodTeens, also known as, Godparents is the primary Catholic youth program in Columbus. High school teens from all three high schools are invited to be part of Godparents. This program has five pillars: Faith, Family, Fun, Friends, Food.

Teens who register are grouped into small groups of 8-10, co-ed. They are placed with a faith-filled Catholic couple who open their home to the group of teens every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30pm. There is an ice breaker, lesson on faith and topics relevant to high school issues and they end the evening with snacks social time. The teens become part of the couple's family as they continue with the same family for the entire 4 years they are in high school.

If interested in being a Godparent Couple, please email us at columbuscym@gmail.com

If you would like to register your teen, please download the registration form and mail with your registration fee.

Fundraising Opportunity!

Photo by Clint Bustrillos on Unsplash

Come help our teens raise money!!

Columbus Catholic Youth Ministry Pancake Breakfast!

Sunday,

November 3rd, 2019

7:30am-12:30pm

St. Isidore's School Cafeteria

Sign up to help here!

Steubenville Youth Conference 2020 -

Dates July 17-19, 2020 in Springfield, Missouri

Every summer, CCYM takes 3 busloads of high school teens from Columbus to experience the Steubenville conference in Springfield, Missouri. Steubenville conferences, which originated at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, now take place all over the nation reaching over 25,000 high school teens, helping them to Encounter Jesus in a powerful way. To learn more about the conference, check out www.steubystl.com! Registration for Steuby 2020 begins in January!

Quest Retreat

Fall Quest Retreat - Inviting All Freshman &  Sophomores! Dates: November 23 & 24, 2019

For more information or to get registered - Click here! Or contact Gene Schumacher at gcschum@megavision.com

Columbus students have been participating in Mission Trips for several years! Hope Nebraska is a week long mission that works with Hope of the Poor and is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Omaha. This mission trip usually happens the first part of June. The mission takes place at the Winnebago reservation here in Nebraska, and also time is spent in Macy, Nebraska. Information will be available in February.

Other ways to get involved and grow in your faith!

Learn more about JC Camp

TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)

Casting Nets

March for Life

Columbus Catholic Youth Ministry Calendar