SMYG (High School Youth Group)

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

Would you like to help SMYG with a really cool prayer initiative?  If so, please help us with the St. John Bosco Prayer Initiative on January 31-February 1, 2020. We are asking for people who love youth (and ho doesn’t love youth?) to sign up and pray for the youth and youth ministries in the Archdiocese of Detroit. You don’t have to go anywhere, you can simply pray at home. The AOD has set a goal of 1,000 prayer warriors (I had suggested that they set the goal at 10,000) for this two day initiative. You don’t have to have a SMYG member to pray, you only need to be willing to offer one hour in prayer at anytime over January 31-February 1.  My hope is that at least 50 people from St. Mary of the Hills participate in this really cool initiative. Please go online and sign up for a one hour block. I am a strong believer in the power of prayer, and I look forward to seeing what our prayer can do for the youth.

You can sign up for a prayer space at:

You can view the prayer resource at:

We built our SMYG meeting around last Sunday’s 1st reading, specifically, the line “I will make you a light to the nations.”  After spending time reconnecting, we spent time discussing where we draw our light from (the Lord) and what we can do to spread that light.  As always, the conversation was great and the interactions powerful.  I am continually impressed at the depth of our youth.

Have you signed up for Remind for the 2019-2020 school year?  This is our primary communication tool throughout the year; parents and/or teens are invited to sign up.  To sign up to REMIND simply text @bb9abg to the number 81010.  Contact me (Chris Kozlowski) with any questions. Permission slips, SMYG news, etc. will all be communicated through REMIND.

Have you signed up to Remind to get updates as a MSP leader?  Text @mspleads to 81010 to receive MSP leadership lesson plans and regular updates on the program.

2019-2020 SMYG upcoming schedule (All meetings are 7-9 PM unless otherwise stated)
January 29, 2020             SMYG Meeting
February 5, 2020             MSP session
February 12, 2020           SMYG Meeting
February 19, 2020           SMYG Meeting

2019-2020 SMYG “Major Event” SCHEDULE:
February 15-16, 2020        Rainbow “Trust in the Ten”
February 29, 2020              Facilitate 1st Year Confirmation Retreat
April 10, 2020                      The Living Stations
May 1-3, 2020                     Spring Retreat
June 21-28, 2020                SAW

SMYG 2019
SAW 2019
SMYG Made for More
Rainbow 2019