Join SVDP teens from all over north Austin when our programs kick off October 4th! Our youth ministry programs exist with the goal of helping teens encounter Jesus in deep and meaningful ways! Our teens are encouraged to invest in their peers and parish community through small groups, scripture study, and prayer experiences. We can't wait to meet you!

All 2020-2021 youth ministry programs will be conducted virtually unless otherwise advertised. 

THEMES FOR 2020-2021:

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"Now this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you:

God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all."

Pandemics, politics, racism, natural disasters... Should we go on? The world can be a treacherous place if we're not careful, and right now it seems even more terrifying. The darkness of our world can often leave us wondering if God is really the almighty Creator, Father, and Redeemer He claims to be. We may experience the darkness of doubt, and it may seem like anger, apathy, and sin are our only options for survival.


But what if there's something deeper going on here? What if our present struggle is a call to be the light that the world so desperately needs?


Our Rescuer is shining on us with the grace to shine on those around us. This year at IMPACT and EDGE we'll be digging deep to hang on to the fundamental truth of God's great love. By saying yes to this love, we'll see just what it means to Shine.



Middle School (grades 6-8) is a formative and challenging time in the life of a young person. The EDGE program helps teens navigate these waters in an environment that combines traditional classroom catechesis and youth ministry principles in a dynamic and community-building package. This year, in response to Covid-19, teens will be placed in virtual small classroom groups according to gender and grade level. All classes will take place on the Zoom platform and can be accessed by visiting:

Below is an example of what you might experience at a virtual meeting on a Wednesday evening at EDGE.

Actual times and activities will vary:

6 pm - Gather: Virtual Icebreaker & opening prayer

6:15 pm - Proclaim: Large group virtual testimony/summary of the day's lesson

6:30 pm - Break: Small group virtual catechesis with a Core Team leader

6:55 pm - Send: Virtual "Go forth" message and group prayer

7 pm - Dismissal

Complete curriculum details are coming soon!



High School presents each young person with unique challenges and incredibly fun experiences. The IMPACT program strives to meet the varied spiritual and social needs of each teen in a way that resonates with them as individuals. We believe that quality youth ministry empowers the community to actively engage teens in dynamic and affirming ways, providing them with the tools they need to live Christ-centered lives. This year, in response to Covid-19, high school-aged young people will enjoy a mix of virtual programming via Zoom and socially-distant in-person programming (optional). All classes will be available on the Zoom platform and can be accessed by visiting:

Below is an example of what you might experience at a virtual meeting on a Sunday evening at IMPACT.

Actual times and activities will vary:

6:00 pm - Gather: Virtual Icebreaker & Opening Prayer

6:15 pm - Proclaim: Large group virtual testimony/summary of the day's lesson

6:45 pm - Break: Small group virtual catechesis with a Core Team leader

7:00 pm - Send: Virtual sharing, "Go Forth" message, and group prayer

7:15 pm - Praise & Worship

7:30 pm - Dismissal





Discipleship is about living out your relationship with Jesus every day! Ember Team empowers teens who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation to magnify the Gospel through prayer, unity (community life), leadership, service, and evangelization. By focusing on these aspects of Christian living, teens not only give back to their communities and peers, but continue to grow in faith and love with God. Ember Team is for any teen ages 14-19 who has been confirmed.

Click here for more information and to register for Ember Team!



Perhaps more than ever, teens today need adult witnesses of the Gospel to show them the beauty and fulfillment found in a life lived with Jesus! Core Team is about more than picking up pizzas or chaperoning from the safety of the back row at a retreat. At SVdP, we rely on Core Team to help bring our teens to Jesus by sharing in their joys, struggles and everything in-between. We believe that everyone is called to discipleship, and being a part of Core Team gives you the opportunity to make a lasting impact in the faith lives of young people. We need YOU!

Core Team Registration Coming Soon!




“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiations, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” CCC 1316

Confirmation 2021 information will be available in November 2020


Ever feel like you're being called to something more? Are you a teen or a parent of a teen who is looking for a community to help you discover who you really are? Join us for Mass and for Youth Ministry each Sunday. 


(512) 255-1389


St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
9500 Neenah Avenue 
Austin, TX 78717

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