Youth Ministry

Upcoming Events at SKD:

For students in grades 8-12
Sunday, October 21st 6:30—9pm

2018 Diocese of Rockford Youth Summit
October 28, 2018 ~ Rock Valley College, Rockford
9am – 4pm ~ Tickets $25 per teen (8th-12th grade)

You’re invited…

Bishop Malloy invites the young people of the Diocese of Rockford to join him for a day of faith, fellowship, and fun! There will be about 1,700 young people gathered from all across the diocese – and we hope you are one of them! To see some video of past summits, visit

Registration forms (permission slip and emergency contact) can be downloaded below, and the completed forms can be returned to Deb Surmin at or to the SKD Education Office at the church by October 21st.

Click on the link for the: PERMISSION SLIP and EMERGENCY CONTACT

Parents: The diocese has put together a page of information just for you!

SKD Young Adults Contact Information

We’d like to try to keep in better contact with our graduated seniors, and are very interested in reaching out to them. So we need the help of parents!  If you have a child who is away at college, trade school, or in the service or workforce, AND you’d like them to consider SKD their parish home, please let us know where they are.

Service Hours & Volunteer Opportunities @ SKD

Do you enjoy helping make delicious goodies? Join on October 20 from 10am-1pm to make treats for our first bake sale of the year! We need you for mixing, baking, dipping & decorating. Also, please sign up to bring some ingredients:

Keep watch for other upcoming events/opportunities…

To sign up for any of these opportunities, click HERE

About our Team…

John N. Lamperis from Joyful Hope presentations joins us as he consults on evangelization of our youth ministry, religious education and other parish programs. John is the father of 8 children ranging in age from 10 to 33 and enjoys riding motorcycles, playing the drums and parties. John and his wife Stephanie live in Batavia. John is the co-founder of Camp WOW and founder of Camp Rock which are now in their 22nd year. He provides talks and retreats in three local dioceses.

Joyful Hope is what John is about. Many of our parishioners can testify to that from his presentations during Mass. John sees JOY as one of the many results of the Sacrifice of Christ and understands how it motivates our youth into a deeper journey with Jesus and a steady participation at RE classes, Youth Group and Mass. The best way to sum up his goals and purpose here is “How do we make it more fun!” and in this way, everyone will know we are Believers.