Posted July 24, 2017 By Mary Pettit

New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries

provides programs and services to the Catholic parishes of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana. We serve families, youth, and young adults by providing services for them to develop and nurture a relationship with Jesus Christ that is lived out in the Catholic faith community!

The New Albany Deanery is part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and includes the parishes of :

St. Michael, Charlestown

St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville

St. Joseph, Corydon

St. Michael, Greenville

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyds Knobs

St. Bernard, Frenchtown

St. Peter, Harrison County

St. Francis Xavier, Henryville

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Most, Jeffersonville

St. Augustine, Jeffersonville

St. Mary, Lanesville

St. Mary, Navilleton

Holy Family, New Albany

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany

St. Mary, New Albany

Precious Blood, Most, New Middletown

St. Joseph, St. Joseph Hill (Closed)

St. John Paul II Parish, Sellersburg

St. Paul, Sellersburg (Closed)

St. John the Baptist, Starlight



Work of Angels 2017 Campaign

Posted July 21, 2017 By Mary Pettit


We had an amazing attendance for this year’s event as well as great talks from Ethan Furnish, a member of our Youth Ministries Action Team, Abbi Hamm who is active in our College ministry, Becca and Adam Bruner in Young Adult ministry and our guest speaker, Steve Connaughton, Summer Programming Director at CYO Camp Rancho Framasa.


C. J. Smith Interns Rachel Naville, 2016/ Stephanie Andres, 2013/ Leah Cissell, 2008/ Jeremy Iribeck, 2006/ Paige Daniel & Matthew Hamilton, 2012/ Myriam Gudino, 2015

C J Smith Interns Evan Wise and Scott Wiles, 2017




















Each year we at the New Albany Catholic Youth Ministries award a fellowship to a qualified college student in memory of C.J. Smith who served in our Deanery as an active youth leader at his parish and as vice-president of our youth council.  This paid fellowship is awarded to assist with college expenses and is given to a student pursuing work or studies relating to ministry or a helping profession in the areas of education, counseling, social work, etc.  The work period is from May 14, 2018 – August 10, 2018.  Those who may be interested in applying for this internship can download here.

The deadline for submitting the application is March 7, 2018.  The application can be mailed to Catholic Youth Ministries Office, c/o C. J. Smith Fellowship Application, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis, IN   47146.  You may also email your application to our director, Philip Weise.  Please call our office 812-923-8355 if you have any questions.




Terrific Meet-Ups for Middle School!

Posted January 17, 2018 By Mary Pettit



Safe Sitter March 17, 2018 training

Babysitting Ministry Safe Sitter® Training

March 17, 2018     9 am – 3 pm 

CYM’s Babysitting Ministry will begin with a Safe Sitter® training class on March 17, 2018, at our offices from 9 am – 3 pm.  Each student will be given materials, training, and lunch for the fee of $20. 

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.  Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather.  The lessons are filled with fun-activities and role-playing exercises.  Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue!

Ready to register?  You may download the registration form here.  You may register online here.  Please download the parent letter here

All registration forms and registration fee need to be in our office by March 5, 2018.  Classes will fill up fast. 

If you have further questions, please contact Sandy 812-923-8355 or  Need our address?  101 St. Anthony Drive, Mt. St, Francis, IN  47146


Building A Strong and Unique High School Life

Posted September 13, 2017 By Mary Pettit

Announcing Retreats 2018

We have pulled out all the stops to make your retreat experience tremendous.

  All retreats are housed at the lovely Mt. St. Francis campus in the Youth Center. 

Be prepared to be challenged, nurtured and informed! 

Registration is now open.

  Questions?  Call 812-923-8355 for more information.  You may also contact Jennifer Woolfolk for additional assistance.

Christian Awakening Sr. Retreat January 11 – 14, 2018

On the Journey Jr. Retreat January 27 – 28, 2018

Faith Remix Fr. Retreat February 3 – 4, 2018

Divin’ In Soph. Retreat February 17 – 18, 2018


Youth Mass and Dodgeball


Sunday, February 25th 6 pm – 9 pm at St. Mary, Navilleton

Come on out, relieve study stress and enjoy good times!

Mass begins at 6:00 pm with pizza dodgeball to follow in the activity center.

Teams of 6 will be organized when you arrive.

Contact Vicki Waterbury (502) 741-1816 for more info.


The authentic College life..Take the Challenge!

Posted August 23, 2016 By Mary Pettit

Thirsty Thursdays

We are geared up and in full swing.  Thirsty Thursday moves to Friday on March 2nd at Mt. St. Francis with ArchIndy for Adoration and dinner. On March 15th: Matt Faley (from the office of YA & Campus Ministry) on “The Source of Beauty”.   Look to an additional event on March 29th during Holy Week.  Starts at 7 pm with a meet-up and then a program of speakers, socials, game nights and other great stuff.  More dates to follow!  Stay tuned!  Call us at 812-923-8355 with questions or email Jennifer for more information.  More info! 



 College Bible Study

 Each Wednesday evening at 7 pm we meet for our College-Age Young Adult Bible study.  No outside reading, just show up and unpack in the group.  For more information on meeting location or questions contact Joey Griffin at 502-438-6961 or Jennifer at 812-923-8355 or







First Friday Adoration  

We are partnering up with IndyCatholic for Adoration on Friday, March 2nd.  Location: Chapel at Mt. St. Francis and CYM offices 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mt. St. Francis, IN.  Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm.  Beginning with Adoration at 7:30 pm sharp with dinner to follow.  For more details, check out the Facebook Event.  We will be co-hosting so check in with Jennifer for details.  


Keep College Students Connected!

College students get connected to CYMHave you a son or daughter attending college out of the local area?

Catholic Youth Ministries would love to keep them connected to the Catholic community by updating them on college ministry opportunities like retreats, school break get-togethers, mission trips and service but also sending them “care” packages of prayers and encouragement.

Email with your son or daughter’s name, email address, school mailing address, and contact number

so they can receive our information and quarterly “pick me up”.  If you would like to help with the care packages by donating items or postage, contact Sandy at our office.

Call our office, 812-923-8355 if you have questions.



Tremendous Young Adult Community…Join In!

Posted August 20, 2016 By Mary Pettit

Theology on Tap


Meet-up with us on March 6th at Wick’s Pizza, 225 State St.; New Albany, IN, 6:30pm-8:30 pm.

We will start with social/catch-up time from 6:30pm-7:15 pm, followed by our speaker at 7:15 pm.  Q & A starts at 7:45 pm and finishing up at 8:30 pm.  Come early to catch a meal. a drink special or hang out, stay for the speaker and follow-up.  

First Tuesday of every month through the year; same place, same time and schedule.  More info to follow, so stay tuned!

For more information, call 812-923-8355 or email Philip at Catholic Youth Ministries offices.  






Potluck Season!!

Our next potluck will be coming up on February 17th.

 JOIN US on the 17th from 6 pm-9 pm with the Seipels.

Breakfast for Dinner is this month’s theme.  It’s a full waffle bar with all the fixings!

 Contact to RSVP and to join the email group for locations of the upcoming 2017-2018 Potluck group.

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible ExodusBible Study 

Kicking off the winter season on Monday nights, we pick up the Bible Study at Catholic Youth Ministries offices.

The focus is on Ignatius Bible Study Series on Exodus.

Come at 7 pm to the side door in the lower level of the Youth Center at Mt. St. Francis.

This series is written by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.

Need more information?  

Call 812-923-8355 or Jesse Eichhorn 573-837-5299 or email Carmen Watkins.


The Man Tour

We are gathering the Brotherhood for a night of recreation and holiness.

March 10th.

Start out at Mt. St. Francis at 4:00 pm as we are chauffered to Flying Axes.  Pizza and beer to follow, then back to Mt. St. Francis to attend Adoration.

Afterwards, we will sit around and enjoy some fine cigars.  Cost is $30. 

Register online and RSVP to Friar Andrew.  NOW, JOIN UP!





safe and sacred buttonThe Archdiocese of Indianapolis has initiated a convenient new online training program for adults on protecting children from harm. The training builds awareness of how to recognize and report physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and child sexual abuse. Safe and Sacred replaces the Virtus program and offers broader content and easier access to training.

The training is available in English and Spanish 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at it takes about 45 minutes to complete and can be done in parts. As of August 1, 2013, all new clergy, employees, and volunteers who have contact with children must complete the Safe and Sacred program before beginning ministry, work, or volunteer service. Current clergy, employees, and volunteers will re-certify starting in January 2014.

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Posted June 27, 2011 By Mary Pettit

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