(Middle school 6th-8th)

We are proud to use Life Teen’s Catholic middle school youth ministry program, EDGE.

Edge provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

 (High school 9th-12th)

Our parish has joined forces with the best youth ministry program in the U.S. , Life Teen.

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

What does an EDGE Night look like?

Each month in broken into 4 parts: 2 Catechetical Nights, 1 Social Night, and 1 Issue Night. Each night begins with an introduction, creative games relating to the topic, teachings or videos or skits about the topic, and a prayerful send off. Issue nights are about a common topic kids are struggling with in today’s society. And of course, social nights are extra social!





When does EDGE meet?

Wednesdays from 5 pm – 7 pm in the Family Life Center.


When does LIFE TEEN meet?

Sundays from 5 pm – 7 pm in the Family Life Center.

What does a LIFE Night look like?

Most nights will begin with an introduction, a game relating to the topic of the night, videos, skits, or a training session, small groups, and our final prayerful send off. There are social nights and issue nights also mixed into the monthly program. We also have opportunities for conferences, camps, and retreats!



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You can also text HSCCYG to 84576 to sign up!

Seeking Core Team members!


A Core Team member assists the Youth Director in all aspects of youth ministry in a volunteer role. We can use your help one night a week* or the entire (8 night) monthly schedule. We even do a fun event once a month to show appreciation for our Core team volunteers!

We are always seeking adults (18-55) who feel called to bring our teens closer to Christ! (High school students may assist with middle school EDGE nights for service hours, if requested.)

Please respond if you currently have (or would like to gain) experience in any of the following:

Social Media
Graphic Design
Public Speaking
Event Planning
Food Planning/Preparation
Music ministry

Diocesan Requirements:

  • Must pass fingerprinting and Federal background checks.
  • Must complete the Protecting God’s Children course
  • Must be a parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church (for a minimum of 6 months)

*All Core Team volunteers are expected to meet once a month for planning.

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The Parent Life Website where you will find incredible content to help you through the very challenging and blessed years of raising teenagers. We hope to serve you by giving you access to ideas, tips, and information on a variety of topics that will bless you, your marriage, and your family. Because our parish uses the LifeTeen curriculum; we are able to offer you FREE access!



Fred Slayton

Fred Slayton

Youth Director

Baptism: Baptized by Msgr. Irvine Nugent, St. Helen Catholic Church, Vero Beach, FL,1980-Diocese of Palm Beach

Altar Server: St. Helen Catholic Church. 1987-89

Confirmation: Confirmed by Bishop John Snyder, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Fernandina Beach, FL, 1994-Diocese of St. Augustine

Parishioner at Holy Spirit: 2011-Present

He continues the Youth Group program at Holy Spirit under the guidance of Jane Collins and reports directly to Father Amar.

Fred is a father of four children Megan (14), Kimberly(13), Ashley(7), and Donovan(6). He also has two cats, Fargus and Fergle. In his off time, you can find him at Skate Station in Mandarin on Friday & Saturday nights burning off the carbs from the week.

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