Youth Office Contact
Director of Youth Ministry
573-635-9127, ext. 233
Mary Madelyn Mertes
573-635-9127, ext. 228
Moderator of Youth and
Young Adult Ministry
Fr. Joseph Luzindana
Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center
2207 West Main St
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914
Religious Ed and Youth Committees Interest
Commitment: meet approximately 4 times, starting in October 2023
Focus will be on how we prepare the whole person for this sacrament together through our parishes and parish schools. We will suggest edits to the current Confirmation Policy.
First Communion Committee
Commitment: meet approximately 4 times, starting in 2024
Focus will be on establishing a policy for formation of First Communion which can be used in parishes and parish schools.
Religious Ed & Youth Ministry Advisory Committee
Commitment: meet an estimated 4 times a year, starting in late 2023
This committee will advise the office on what is needed in our parishes and give feedback for future plans.
Program Resource Committee
Commitment: meet an estimated 4 times, starting in late 2023
Help review curriculum, forms and other resources that can be used by DREs and Youth Ministers. We will present suggestions to the Rel Ed & Youth Min Advisory Committee for feedback.
Camp Advisory Committee
Commitment: meet an estimated 4 times a year,
Focus on advising the office on what is needed at camps, review previous year, give feedback for future plans, help strategize how to get the information out to families.