Susan Engel
352-383-8556 ext. 231

Welcome to St. Patrick Youth Ministry!


SPY Mission Statement: SPY is a social and service organization that is growing the faith of our youth through service to the Body of Christ.

SPY follows the goals of Renewing the Vision as set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

Empowerment – To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.

Participation – To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.

Growth – To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

The first St. Patrick Youth meeting for Fall 2023 will be on Sunday, September 24th with Middle School Youth from noon – 2:00 pm. Following 9:30 mass we will meet in the youth room in Shepherd’s Gate. Lunch will be served. Middle school youth will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from noon – 2:00 pm.

High School SPY will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays beginning October 1st from noon – 2:00 pm. We will meet in the youth room in Shepherd’s Gate. Lunch will be served.

Mission Trip – Alive in You 2023

Thank you to all who supported the SPY Mission Trip to Mobile, Alabama with Alive in You! We were honored to serve at the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile.

Confirmation took place with Bishop John Noonan on June 3rd. Thank you to our catechists and parents who worked diligently with our young people to guide them during this 2 year process.

Family members wishing to view and download pictures from Confirmation can use this link: Confirmation 6/23 Pictures

Congratulations to our SPY Class of 2023 Graduates!

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Our mass to honor the graduates from St. Patrick took place May 21st. Families come from diverse high schools to St. Patrick. Our graduates honored came from: Apopka High School, Eustis High School, Florida Virtual School, Homeschool High, Mount Dora High School, Tavares High School. Dominic Groetzner was honored with a scholarship from the Knights of Columbus. Students received a Blessing of Light.

What is SPY?

Traditionally, SPY has done many different activities.  We are a social and service group  exploring ways to deepen our faith as we strive to live lives as disciples.  We have done many different activities that we hope to return to soon!  Here are some of them:  Overnight Retreats, Movie Nights, Game Nights, Bowling, Joint Meetings with other Youth Groups, Soccer Games, Orlando Magic game, Ice skating, and for those interested in stretching themselves we attend a mission trip in the summer and every other year attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The St. Patrick Peer Leader Group is a group of older high school youth who engage our younger students in many activities as well as acting as Small Group Leaders at the Confirmation Retreat.

We need a liability waiver on file for each student attending SPY:  Liability Waiver Orlando Diocese On-Site

For more information on the St. Patrick Youth Ministry contact Susan Engel at 352 -383-8556 ext. 31 or via email.

Youth Permission Slip – Liability Waiver

Youth Medical Information and Waiver

Adult Chaperone Waiver

Photography Release Form

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