High School

Encounter Meets Sundays from 7-8:30PM

Check out the Encounter Schedule Below for Special Times

Encounter Fall ‘21 Meeting Schedule

Oct  3 Semester Kickoff: Road Rally

Come kick off our Encounter fall semester with us at Road Rally!
Road Rally is a photo scavenger hunt around the Ellicott City area on October 3 from 6:15-8 pm. Small groups will be assigned an adult chaperone/driver with whom the group has to accomplish tasks and take photo evidence to beat all the other teams. We’ll also have our first round of the fall “pizza bracket” (think March Madness but for determining the best pizza place in town). It’ll be an awesome night of fun, growing in the community before diving into our LifeTeen series for the semester. 

Oct 13 LifeTeen Topic Night

Oct 20 LifeTeen Topic Night

Oct 29 Family Prayer Project

Nov 3 Campfire

Nov 5 Confirmation Mass

Nov 14** LifeTeen Topic Night

Nov 21 LifeTeen Topic Night

Nov 28 Preparing for Advent-6:30-8 pm; Parish Office Basement: Word Incarnate — Typical LifeTeen Believe/Become Encounter night with the topic focusing on Advent.  

Dec 3 Festival of Praise  (FoP) Festival of Praise after-party – 7:30 PM — Youth and their families are invited to join us for a very special FoP with speaker Meg Hunter-Kilmer author of “Saints Around the World.” 

Dec 12 6:30-8 pm; Triple Rooms: Boxes for Baltimore Service Night**

Dec 19  6:30 pm – 8 pm, Parish Office Basement End of Semester: Christmas Party

** Encounter will meet Sundays after the completion of Confirmation preparation

**Boxes for Baltimore: boxes get dropped off at Parish Center the weekend of Dec 11-12th. Distribution is with SALT during their Saturday breakfast on Dec 18th

Keeping in mind the words of St. John Paul II who said, “It is Jesus you seek when you dream of happiness,” it is the goal of our ENCOUNTER program to present Christ as the answer to the longing in our hearts. We want to form a genuine community, with Christ at its’ center, where we can grow and live as His disciples. Ultimately, our desire is to foster an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, to nurture a relationship with Him, and to be set on fire to live for Him in the following ways:

Belong | During the first half of Encounter nights (Wednesday 7-8 pm), we gather for games and fellowship. This time is dedicated to deepening relationships with peers and allows for a fun break from school work.

Believe | The second half of Encounter nights (Wednesday 7-8 pm) is devoted to encountering Jesus in prayer and allowing Him to speak to our hearts. This will typically be during times of Eucharistic adoration, praise, and worship, or communal prayer with peers. Additionally, the summer Steubenville Youth Conference and annual fall retreats are great opportunities for teens to encounter the Lord.

Become | Discipleship team is a branch of high school youth ministry dedicated to a deeper formation in understanding and living out the Catholic faith. Members of the Discipleship team are trained to be peer ministers to serve within Encounter, Confirmation classes and middle school Impact. 

Beyond | Third Saturdays of the month (9-11 am) offer service opportunities to empower our young people to live out the call to evangelization and give them opportunities to be witnesses of His love to their communities.