C J Smith Archive

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.



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 Jennifer@nadyouth.org.







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.  





C. J. Smith Fellowship

C.J. Smith grew up in Starlight, Indiana and was an active youth leader in his parish youth program. He was an officer for his parish CYO as well as vice president of the deanery youth council. C.J. was a shining example of leadership, service, and courage. He passed away in 1975 during his young adult years; but not before his family and friends realized the enormous impact he had on others by the way he lived his life and his faith.

Here’s more information on the Fellowship!   Download the application here.


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 Sandy@nadyouth.org 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.