High School Youth Ministry - GS24



2022-2023 GS24 Calendar


GS24 is the high school youth group at St. Mary Magdalene. We aim to encourage an intimate, committed relationship with Jesus Christ by providing opportunities for:

  • Individual and communal Prayer
  • Growth in Knowledge and Understanding of the Catholic faith
  • Community, through Fellowship and the establishment of Virtuous Friendships
  • Service and Evangelization within the parish community and in the greater universal Church

GS24 meets Sunday nights from 6:30-8:00pm in the Church Hall Text "GS24" to 84576 to get Flocknote updates about what's going on this week, or go to this link new.flocknote.com/smarymag/GS24. Follow us on social media for pictures, videos, and invites!

This upcoming semester we will be looking over the Apostolic Exhortation Veneremur Cernui, written by our newly retired Bishop Thomas Olmsted. We look forward to this semester to really dive in the meaning of the Eucharist and to also seek it whenever we have an opportunity.


Preparation for 1st Reconciliation, Confirmation, and 1st Communion for High School

In the Diocese of Phoenix, Baptized children normally receive the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation, Confirmation and 1st Communion in the 2nd and 3rd Grade,

There are circumstances where children may have not had the opportunity to go through sacrament preparation and the following are the programs we provide in alignment with the Restored Order that are outside of Elementary School.

This order differs from the order in most other dioceses where Confirmation is done separately several years after 1st Communion. For further explanation, please click on the following link: The Restored Order of Sacraments of Initiation - Diocese of Phoenix.

Accommodations can be made for those homeschooled that fit in the High School age range

The following are examples that would be considered for our 1-year Sacrament Preparation Program:

  • Baptized High School student needing 1st Reconciliation, 1St Communion, Confirmation
  • Baptized High School student needing 1st Communion, Confirmation
  • Baptized High School student needing Confirmation
    • All would attend our Monday Night classes

The following would be considered part of our 2-year Sacrament Preparation Program:

  • Non-Baptized - High School Student needing Baptism, 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, Confirmation
    • These students would meet Wednesday evenings

Students who are preparing for Sacraments must:

  • Be a registered parishioner at St. Mary Magdalene
  • Attend weekly Mass at St. Mary Magdalene
  • Attend GS24 High School youth group night for further formation
  • Attend Sacramental Retreats


Please pray for our Youth Evangelization program and all the teens of St. Mary Magdalene, and know that we are praying for you! St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us!