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Youth Ministry in Action


Youth Ministry in Action



August Youth Ministry News


March 2018 Pic

Are You Ready to Live Out Your God-given Talents?

St. Mary's participated in the SEcond Annual African American Lenten Youth Day of Reflection that was held at St. Monica Catholic Parish on March 24, 2018. This one-day event designed to celebrated the fiftedness of the African American community and what it has to offer the larger church and society. The keynote speaker, Alex Gotay, who holds both a Doctorated and Master's Degrees in Theological Studies and Philosophy, as well as certificates in Adult and Youth ministry. The day served as youth forum to discern, reflect and fellow with peers during the Lenten season. St. Philip Neri, Parish youth choir,  preformed and lead the young people in songs that were primarily contemporaryChristian music. Approximately 140 youth with their chaperones attended this event. Special thanks to the security team from the Knights of St. Peter Claver for securing the grounds and directing cars for pick-up and frop-off and crowd control. This annual Lenten Day of Reflection will be held at Our MOther of Mercy Parish on March 30, 2019.



March 2nd-4th, 2018 Ft. Worth, Texas 

The Junior Knights and Daughters of Court and Council of KPC #159 had another successful Conference. A complete list of their awards is below. The Jr. Daughters will host an initiation on April 28, 2018 at St. Mary's in the Gym. If any young lady, who has made her First Communion, is interested in becoming a junior daughter, please contact Carol Enard, Jr. Daughter Counselor, at 713-306-2879.


2018 Jr. Texas State Conference

2nd-4th, 2018 Ft. Worth, Texas

Award Winner Results

Amaya Johnson; Poetry 2 nd , Essay 3rd, 2019 Theme Conference Theme, T-Shirt Design, & T-Shirt Color 1st

Kristian Prier; Poetry 3rd, Essay 2nd

Akilah Lopez; Drawing 1st, Math 3rd, Science 2nd, Essay 3rd

Chloe Smith; Drawing 1st, Science 1st

Lauren Randle; Painting 3rd

Zoe Smith; Spelling; 3 rd

Michaela Branch; Essay 1st

Summer Butler; Essay 3rd

Nikole Marks; 2018 T-Shirt Design

Quiz Bowl 3 rd, (Team Members; Chloe Smith, Zoe Smith, Michaela Branch, Lauren Randle, & Kristian Prier) Coach; Knight E. Desmond Taylor

Jadon Elston; Essay 3rd

Langston Lewis; Talent Show 1st (Instrument), Outstanding Jr. Knight

St. Mary’s Jr. Daughters Court #159;

Outstanding Court 1st

Expansion 1st Souvenir Ad Book 3rd


Amaya Singleton; Jr Texas State Conference Mistress -At-Arms







Submitted by

Daphine H. Sands

Youth Minister