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

Register for Winter Retreat!

STAY will be having their "Beloved" Winter Retreat on February 2-3, 2019 at St. Joe-Ost Parish. All high school students are invited to join us for a weekend of prayer, rest, renewal, and plenty of fun. 

We will load cars and begin with Mass at STA Saturday at 8:15 am before heading to St. Joe and will be back to STA by 11:30 am on Sunday. Cost for the retreat is $10 and includes a STAY t-shirt. Please sign up by Friday, January 25th by returning your permission form to Laura Gouvion. 

Parents, can you help provide a meal? We are in need of some generous parishioners to prepare food to be taken with us to the retreat sight at St. Joseph parish in Ost as well as some helping hands in Ost on Saturday to reheat and set up food for lunch and dinner. You can view the SignUp Genius HERE.

2019 Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference

The annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference will be held March 23-24, 2019 at the DoubleTree Hilton Wichita Airport. This year's theme is taken from John 13:7: “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” The weekend includes Mass, Adoration and Confession, talks by keynote speaker Carrie Ann Ford, breakout sessions, a dance, and much more! You can

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 $85/participant. 

Registration form and payment are due to Laura Gouvion by Monday, February 4th. 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.

*We will not turn away any teen who is unable to pay for the cost of the conference. Please contact Laura Gouvion if you need assistance with payment. 

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