Youth Ministry

New! St. Gabriel Youth Group Nights!

Beginning September 20th, 2023

Youth Group (Grades 9-12) will meet on Wednesdays from 6-8pm

in the lower level of Chesterton Academy.

We would be delighted to have you join us!  

It will be a time to grow in relationship with others and the Lord.

Here is what to expect:

+Dinner Together Each Week

+Monthly Dead Theologian Society Meetings (See below)

+Small Groups 2x/month


+Various Topics for Contemplation & Discussion

Youth Group/DTS Registration Form 2023-2024


Dead Theologian Society



Meets Monthly During Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

"At every meeting, we, The Church Militant, are learning about and asking for the intercession of the great saints—The Church Triumphant—while praying for the Souls in Purgatory—The Church Suffering. 

Society members meet at their parishes and schools to learn the lives of the Saints (who are only dead by the world’s definition and are certainly alive with Jesus in Heaven.) Their lives of heroic virtue continue to inspire. Using the interesting and engaging DTS format and through the examples of the Saints, young people are catechized and develop positive role models at a time when they are truly needed. 

In addition, members make use of time-honored Catholic prayers, devotions and sacramentals such as, Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary, the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and more! A special charism of DTS is to pray for the Souls in Purgatory." - Dead Theologian Society

Youth Mission Trip

Greetings High Schoolers and Parents,

Join us for our summer mission trip to Kentucky in mid to late June!

  • CMT - Catholic Mission Trip Inc. hosts and organizes the trip for St. Gabriel youth and other parish groups (

  • We drive in vans to, and serve in, Harlan, Kentucky

  • This is a week-long trip from a Sunday morning to the following Saturday evening

  • Age group: Grades 8-12

  • Cost: $400 for whole week (Fundraising opportunities will be available to help subsidize cost & inquire about scholarship

  • Parish staff organizer and lead on the trip: Andrew Allen -, 952-540-4762.


Steubenville Youth Conference 2022