Serving the Lakeside Communities of Avon Lake and Bay Village

Youth Ministry-Jr. High

We are excited to announce that Holy Spirit and St. Joseph are collaborating to provide a comprehensive youth ministry program for students from any school, living in any area, and of any or no particular faith in 6th-12th grade.

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All parishioners (and anyone from any parish and faith) grades 6-8 are welcome to be a part of sALt Lite!

sALt Lite is a Jr. High Youth Group that focuses on fellowship, fun, food (of course!) and exploring topics important to teens and pre-teens as they grow in their faith and navigate the current culture.

Meetings take place at St. Joseph in the social hall, starting with 5:00pm mass and following with dinner. Afterward students engage in games, activities and small group discussion regarding the topic of the evening. Meetings end at 7:30pm.

Meetings are presently suspended due to COVID. Instead, for the Summer of 2020, sALt Lite will consist of service projects with limited number of participants. See below for dates and email Michael Grecol at [email protected] to RSVP!

2020 sALt Lite Summer Schedule

  • July 17: Assisting at Malachi Backdoor Ministry, preparing and distributing meals for those less-fortunate. We hope to have 4 students plus one parent that stays to chaperone. This will be a morning-afternoon service.
  • July 18: Assisting with yard work at St. Joseph parishioner's house in Avon Lake. We are looking for 3 students to come and help at 10:30 in the morning. We will plan to help for about 2 hours.
  • July 22: Assisting at Malachi Backdoor Ministry, preparing and distributing meals for those less-fortunate. We hope to have 4 students plus one parent that stays to chaperone. This will be a morning-afternoon service.
  • July 26: Helping another parishioner of St. Joseph to clear her garage. We plan to help at 2:00 in the afternoon and stay for a couple hours. Our hope is to have a max of 8 students plus one parent chaperone.
  • July 30: Assisting at Malachi Backdoor Ministry, preparing and distributing meals for those less-fortunate. We hope to have 4 students plus one parent that stays to chaperone. This will be a morning-afternoon service.
  • August 4: Assisting North Pointe Ballet moving sets, costumes, etc. at the Lorain Palace Theater to set up for their virtual outreach on August 6. We will look for a max of 8 students to assist with this service plus at least one parent chaperone. The time will be set at a later date, but we will plan to help in the morning/afternoon.
  • We are also looking for one pair of a Confirmation candidate and their sponsor (or a parent and student) that would be willing to assist one of the elderly parishioners of St. Joseph, with some smaller tasks at home. If interested, please contact Michael and he will connect you with this parishioner directly. This can be set-up to fit your own schedule.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Michael Grecol at the information below.

Got Questions?

Feel free to contact Sarah at

(440) 933-3777 or via email at [email protected]

or Michael at (440) 933-3152 or via email at [email protected]