(All youth are invited to join one of the groups below, and all are welcome to be a part of these ministries as a volunteer, to help our youth grow in their faith.)

Ballet Folklorico (Spanish): A group of youth who meet weekly to learn Mexican folkloric dance. They perform at large parish functions.  All youth are welcome.  Contact is: Virginia Mireya Ramirez

Called by Name: Program for young men and women who have been nominated by the community as someone who may have a vocation to the priesthood or religious life. The youth attend dinners and events and listen to speakers in order to help them have direction as they discern the Lord’s calling. Volunteers help organize dinners and events. Contact: Todd Heissenbuttel

Middle and High School Youth Groups: Queen of Peace has multiple youth groups for middle and high school students. They meet an evening during the week to learn about and grow in their faith in a welcoming and fun environment. They are also invited to attend Mass together on Sunday, have meals together, and attend field trips. Contact: Biratu Tolessa

Quinceañeras (Spanish): Each month, Queen of Peace celebrates up to four quinceañeras, a 15th birthday celebration, traditional in Latin America. Unique to the parish, the young women and other youth involved in the party must attend a series of talks in preparation. These help guide them in their role as young men and women. Contact: Amalia Figueroa

Religious Education Program:  Volunteer teachers lead children in Religious Education classes to a closer relationship with God and a better understanding of the faith.  Contact:  Gabi Braud

Summer Internship Program: This program welcomes teens to intern at Queen of Peace three days a week, for 5 hours, learning communication, maintenance, education, horticulture, administrative, hospitality, culinary, and music skills. Contact:  Johnathon Prather

Totus Tuus is a Catholic summer youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel through catechesis, Christian witness, Eucharistic worship, and Marian devotion. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and have fun in the process. Volunteers are always welcome.  Contact:  

Young Adults Group is a place where young adults can grow spiritually and belong to a community of young people, to know more about the faith and to have an encounter with Christ through activities and events. Contact:  Genesis Nunez (Spanish)