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

We want to say a special “Thank You” to everyone who donated during our Money Wall Fundraiser for NCYC! We were able to raise $2,700! Thank you all so much!



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.

EDGE will be going to Camp Hidden Lake June 11-16

Life Teen will be going to Camp Covecrest July 23-28

Update 11/2/17:

Middle schoolers wanting to go to Camp Hidden Lake –  we still have about 10 slots open!

High schoolers wanting to go to Camp Covecrest – ALL 35 slots are filled and we have started a waiting list.

November/December Youth Ministry Events

11/3 – Edge Night – Incredible Hulk: An Edge Night on Peace and Self-Control

11/5 – Life Teen Social Night

11/5 – Edge social night at Skate Station – be sure to check out flyer and get permission slip on the Junior Youth Page

11/12 – Life Night – Immaculata: Mary’s Role in Salvation History

11/16-19 – NCYC BOUND!! Please pray for us!

12/1 – Edge Night – Rescue: An Edge Night on Gentleness and Kindness

12/2 – RISE UP!

12/3 – Life Night – Lost Ark: A Life Night on Sin and Salvation

12/10 – Life Night – Dwelling Place: A Life Night on the Paschal Sacrifice

12/15 – Edge Night – Batman: An Edge Night on Goodness and Patience

12/17 – Life Night – Eternal Crown: A Life Night on Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory


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