Youth Ministry is for 9-12 grade students who are members of St. Peter parish or The Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Come join us for fun, faith, and fellowship!


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Stark County Youth Ministry

The Catholic community is not simply inside the walls of St. Peter Parish and The Basilica of St. John—it is everywhere! We encourage this larger Catholic family by collaborating with surrounding Catholic parishes in Stark County. With about one event a month, the youth can participate in community outreach programs such as Hammer and Nails or St. Joe’s Soup Kitchen. In addition, there are also social events, such as laser tag outings or bowling nights, and several overnight retreats where the youth can take some time out of their busy schedules to grow in their faith and spirituality.

Monthly Meetings

In addition to Stark County Youth Ministry events, the combined St. Peter Parish and The Basilica of St. John also have monthly youth group meetings which follow the guidelines for teen catechesis as set by the diocese.  These meetings will be twice per month.  Check the weekly bulletin for schedule or call Mo Wood at the number below.

Diocesan Youth Convention

Every two years, our diocese puts on a youth convention for teens at a local parish. It is a day of taking workshops, listening to speakers, playing carnival-style games (including prizes!), and ending with Mass said by our own Bishop Murry. It is a great experience for the teens to learn a little more about living out their faith in their everyday lives. The next convention will be held in 2016.  The date will be announced in the future.  Please stay tuned for details!

Mission Trip

Every year in the summer months, St. Peter Youth Ministry takes a group of teens down to Appalachia (Cumberland, KY) to serve communities in need. It is a week-long event, and it assists teens in understanding discipleship and the real problem of poverty facing our world. In addition to serving the community, the youth also have the opportunity to attend daily mass, take a tour of the Coal Miner’s Museum, and learn about the culture in Appalachia.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or wish to volunteer as a chaperone for teen events, please contact Maureen Wood, DRE at the church office (330-453-8493) or by email at