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High School Youth Ministry (SWYM)

SWYM 2018-2019



Saint William Youth Ministry It's always a great night to bring a friend. Sunday, 6:30-8:30pm starting in Parish Evangelization Center.

For all the dates and details, click above for the SWYM parent handbook.

Confirmation information can be found in the handbook above and here.


Volunteers are needed, please consider volunteering. 

  • See below for information on Core Team & Meal Team



SWYM seeks to lead all teens to Christ through creative catechesis, evangelization, and fellowship. SWYM not only seeks to introduce teens to Christ but also to give them the tools to foster a life-long relationship with Christ in His Church. Throughout all the activities, events, and teaching moments, SWYM seeks to bring Christ’s love to the teens.

If your teen is not yet registered, registration opens up in mid-August for the fall semester.

During the fall & spring, here is a list of the weekly happenings for SWYM.

  • Sunday, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - SWYM Youth Night - All are welcome and it's always a good time to invite another high school aged friend.  We start in the pavilion.
  • Monday, 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. - J-Squad - Leadership development for post-Confirmation teens - meets in RE rooms 24/26
  • Wednesday, 7 p.m.-8:30PM - Summit Series - Go deeper with these 2-3 week gatherings around a certain topic throughout the semester.
  • Confirmation Preparation:  See below for the eligibility chart and click here for all the Confirmation information and manual.

More Details on J-Squad & the Summit Series

Summit Series

Each semester SWYM will host 2 Summit Series events. Each series will be a 2 to 3 week experience on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm on a specific topic for teens to attend to grow deeper in their faith. Topics could include: Prayer, Athletics, Discernment, and Morality. Each series will be promoted to the teens and each week of the series will have a standalone topic that falls under the greater theme. Our hope is to create an experience that is as accessible as possible for the teens.


J-Squad (DLF)

Disciple Leadership Formation, commonly known as J-Squad, is our leadership program for teens who have received Confirmation.  J-Squad will meet throughout the year for formation and preparation to help lead elements of SWYM nights and, most notably, the Confirmation Retreat. 

J-Squad members are formed first in a rich prayer life and then as living witnesses.  Participation in J-Squad requires a commitment to the process and to personal faith growth.  J-Squad will meet on Monday nights starting September 17th in the Parish Evangelization Center from 7:15-9:15 p.m. There is a Parent Meeting on Monday, September 10th at 7:15 p.m. Location to be determined.