St. Thomas Aquinas Youth

Welcome to the STAY webpage! STAY is a high school youth ministry that gathers every Monday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in The STA Youth Room. STAY is a great way to grow in community, grow closer to Christ, and just have fun. Bring a friend and join us for a night of fellowship!

Please contact Laura Gouvion, Leader of Youth Ministries for more information.                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                                                         683-6569

2018 Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference

The annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference will be held March 10-11, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton Wichita Airport. This year's theme is taken from  2 Cor. 12:9: "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." The weekend includes Mass, Adoration and Confession, talks by keynote speaker Cooper Ray, breakout sessions, a dance, and much more!

St. Thomas will not be staying at the hotel, but will meet Saturday and Sunday morning at the DoubleTree Hotel for the conference. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from the conference. Cost for the conference is $80/participant. 

Registration form and payment are due to Laura Gouvion by Monday, January 29th. Spots are limited so turn in forms as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Form is available under the documents tab. Please contact Laura with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 316-683-6569.

T-Shirt Design Contest!

Help us design our next t-shirt! Throughout the month of January you can submit your very own design for our STAY t-shirt. Here are a few guidelines as you begin brainstorming..

1) The words "STAY" and "St. Thomas Aquinas Youth" must be on the t-shirt. Front and back designs are accepted. Colors/designs may be adjusted if your t-shirt is chosen.

2) The t-shirt must convey the spirit of STAY and our Catholic identity. Designs could even reflect this year's DCYB theme based on 2 Cor. 12:9: "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." 

3) Submissions are due by Monday, January 29th. Please email design or questions to Laura Gouvion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Interest Survey

Are you interested in attending Prayer & Action summer mission or the Steubenville youth conference with St. Thomas Youth Group this summer? Click Here to fill out our survey so we can reserve enough spots!

Prayer and Action

St. Thomas will once again be attending Prayer & Action this June 2018 at St. Peter, Schulte. Our tentative dates are June 17-22, 2018, but final date will be announced early February. If you have any interest in attending P&A with us this summer please fill out our summer interest survey so we can reserve enough spots! Official registration will begin in early Spring. Please visit the Prayer & Action tab for more information. 

Steubenville

Steubenville STL Mid-America is a high-energy youth conference where thousands of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments, small group discussions, and fellowship with other teens.

St. Thomas will be attending Steubenville on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri July 13-15, 2018. The conference is open to all students entering freshman year through graduated seniors. Cost is $250, scholarships are available. If you have any interest at all in attending please fill out our Summer Interest Survey!  Click Here for more information. 

           

Diocesan Resources

The Diocese is always offering programs and retreats, that we as a youth group aren't always able to organize, but for which individuals can sign up.


Stay up to date with the Office of Faith Formation: http://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/faith-events-and-retreats/home

The Diocese also offers scholarships for seniors, check them out here:

http://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/scholarships/general-scholarship-information

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