Religious Education does not end when a young person receives the sacrament of Confirmation. In fact, religious education is a life-long process. We invite and encourage young people to join with their peers in this continuing journey. Youth Ministry helps to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young adult. Youth Ministry also seeks to draw young people to responsible participation in the faith community.

It is our mission at St. Matthew’s Youth Group to give the youth of our parish an active role in the church. By being open to new people, ideas, and giving back to the community, we enhance the goodness of the human heart. We strive to set an example for tomorrow’s youth while having fun experiencing God’s blessings in different ways.

For meeting times please refer to our Sr. Youth and Jr. Youth pages

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2017-2018 Registrations

Life Teen Registration 2017

EDGE 2017 registration


Do you like to cook?? Do you like to Tailgate?? If you do… St. Matthew’s Life Teen and EDGE ministries have a new fundraiser that is calling your name! A Tailgate Cook-Off!! Teams will be judged by a celebrity judge panel for the Grand Prize – The St. Matthew’s Parish Cook-Off Mass-ter Chef Award. There will also be a People’s Choice Award and a Spirit Award (for the team with the best tailgate decorated table). Be sure to pick up the rules and entry form at the back of church, the Rel. Ed Office, or the parish office… or print them from here!

 StMatthews Parish Cook-Off Rules and Entry Form 2017

All entry forms are due by September 11.



St. Matthew’s Life Teen had the best time at Life Teen’s Camp Hidden Lake this last summer (just check out this video of our week!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7tnYkavzVU&t=1s)! We are very excited to announce that we will be spending a week at Life Teen Camp again this coming summer! The best part?? It’s going to be open to ALL of our youth ministry!! Life Teen (high school) and EDGE (middle school)!! If you would like more information please call or email Ms. Emilie at: emilie@stmatthewsjax.com or 904-388-1207.

Be sure to check out our Life Teen page to see pictures from our week at camp!


Upcoming Events

    The Diocese of St. Augustine is hosting this wonderful day of reflection with campus ministries from surrounding Florida colleges to join. It’s being held at UNF!


Date: October 7th

Time: 10:30a-5:30pm

Where: University of North Florida

Cost: $10

The link to register is:


High School Senior Day

September Youth Ministry Events

9/8-9/10 – Night of Joy/Rock the Universe weekend

9/17 – Life Night

9/22 – Edge Night

9/23 – RISE UP!

9/24 – Life Night

9/29- Edge Night




















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