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

Region 4 Events

Attitude for Gratitude

On Monday November, 20th we will not be having STAY. Instead, all are invited to a semi-formal dinner and dance hosted by the Region 4 Youth Board. The event will take place at St. Joseph Parish from 6:00-10:30 pm and will include a speaker. $5 entrance fee goes to fun youth events throughout the year. 

24 Hour Famine

Judo Night at Newman University

On Monday, November 27th, in lieu of our regular meeting we will be spending the evening at Newman University. Brothers Mark and Greg Gideon will be hosting a judo class just for our youth group. Judo is a safe and fascinating self-defense art that focuses on movement and techniques which primarily require balance rather than strength. It will be a fun and informative night for those of all skill levels! All those attending are required by the university and instructors to complete a liability form, which can be found under the documents tab on this page. Please add your name to the sign-up genius here so we have a head count. 

Youth in need of transportation may meet at St. Thomas, we will leave at 6:30 pm. Youth with transportation can meet at the University, the class begins at 7:00 pm. Directions are available under the documents tab. 

Help Decorate the Catholic Care Center!

STAY has been invited to help the residents of the Catholic Care Center decorate for Christmas. Please join us on Tuesday, November 28th from 7:00-8:30 pm as we spread Christmas cheer! Sign-up to help here! We will meet at the Catholic Care Center. This event is eligible for service hours at Kapaun.

Christmas Light Tour

Join us for our Christmas Light Tour! A party bus will be taking us around the city to enjoy the lights from 6:00-8:00 pm on Monday, December 11th. The bus will pick-up and drop-off at St. Thomas, please be at St. Thomas to check in by 5:45 pm. $8 per person is requested to help cover the cost of the bus.  

Space is limited so sign up to save your spot! You can sign up here. Please fill out a permission slip (available under the documents tab on this page) and return to Laura Gouvion or the Church Office along with payment (if able) before the tour. Questions, email Laura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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:

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

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(please print and bring with you to youth group)