SMYG (High School Youth Group)

SMYG (St. Mary’s Youth Group)
Youth Director
Chris Kozlowski 
Phone:  (248) 821-8686

Have you ever been to the Living Stations of the Cross? It is one of the longest continuous traditions of our youth group, and it will add depth to both your Good Friday and your Easter experience. I invite you and your family to plan on attending this (free) prayerful event on April 19th at 7PM.

SAW is scheduled for June 23-30.  Site supervisors are always needed for this event.  If you are interested in helping please let me know.  We would love to have YOU help us for a day or two or for the entire week. It is my favorite week of the year, every year, and we’d love to have your help. As the core team of SAW is getting older (although I hate to admit it!) and no longer able to work 7-9 hour days on worksites, be on high alert for all waking hours, and then still stay up all night to make sure nothing happens that shouldn’t be happening in the rooms, we are again asking for adults who consider themselves night owls to take the night shift at SAW. We are looking for people who are willing to sit out in the living room and read a book or do some work while the entire group sleeps.  Please consider this AWESOME contribution to the success of SAW.

How does someone keep track of all of the events of SMYG? We use REMIND to send out weekly notifications of all things SMYG. To sign up to REMIND simply text @57d6b to the number 81010   This is the primary communication tool for parents/SMYG members.

SMYG meets on a weekly basis, either in meetings with just our high school students or with the Middle School Program (MSP) as leaders. All high school students are invited to attend every SMYG/MSP meeting in which they are able to attend.  Please consider joining this incredible group.  You will make it better!

2018-2019 SMYG SCHEDULE:
April 17               MSP Closing Session
April 19               Living Stations
April 24               SMYG Meeting
May 1        Final SMYG meeting of the year
June 23-30           SAW

SMYG Made for More


Rainbow 2019

SMYG 2018


SAW 2018

Some steps to stay connected to SMYG:

√ Sign up to Remind to receive text messages on SMYG activities for the week. You can sign up by texting @57d6b to 81010.   If 81010 does not work, you can text @57d6b to (620) 412-4053. This is a great way for YOUTH to stay connected to all of SMYG’s happenings.

√ Sign-up to the weekly SMYG e-mail by e-mailing Chris Kozlowski . Please use SMYG e-mail sign-up in the subject line. Weekly e-mails include the Gospel reading for the week, a reflection (usually taken from a 3rd party source such as the lectionary workbook), an inspirational quote for the week, and a (corny) joke of the week. Additionally, the e-mail will include attachments for permission slips, information on events, etc. The e-mail is a great way for PARENTS and youth to stay connected to all of SMYG’s happenings.

√ Read the bulletin article every week. The bulletin articles explain what transpired at past SMYG meetings, it also explains upcoming opportunities.

√ Text me (Chris Kozlowski) on my cell phone (248) 821-8686 with any questions about our program and the opportunities that are available.

√ E-mail Chris Kozlowski  with any questions about our program and the opportunities that are available for youth.

√ Attend YPT meetings, usually 1 hour prior to SMYG meetings on Wednesday nights. All are welcome to attend these meetings, YPT stands for Youth Planning Team, and this group helps provide direction for events and meeting topics.

I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your faith journey. Attend SMYG and I promise that your faith life will change for the better. ~Chris