Youth Ministry


David Carvalho, Youth Minister    - 371-7372 x237


Welcome to St. Edward’s Youth Ministry! We are here to serve the youth of our parish, from middle school through high school! We believe in our youth: their ability to lead, to serve, to create, to be themselves, and most importantly to love God!

Our program involves three main components:

FAITH – As a Catholic Community centered on Jesus Christ and His Church, we seek to grow in our relationship with Him! We desire to explore, learn, struggle with, ask questions about, and be challenged by our faith. We do it together, learning what it means to be truly loved by God!

“I believe; help my unbelief” – Mark 9:24

SOCIAL – We believe that the Good News really is GOOD and something worth celebrating! We build an inclusive community where youth can come, be themselves, and meet other youth. From nights out to games, from cotton candy making to sno-kones, from movies to trips, we make sure to have plenty of fun!

“So I commend enjoyment, for there is nothing better for people under the sun than to eat, and drink, and enjoy themselves, for this will go with them in their toil through the days of life that God gives them under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 8:15

SERVICE – To better grow in our relationship with God and others, we seek to put our faith into action! Through various service projects and trips throughout the year, we live what it means to be Catholic and strive to make a real difference!

“So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” – James 2:17

Everyone is always welcome!

We want you here!



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Calendar: For Information regarding events and dates please click here.


Upcoming Youth Conference!

From Friday, July 18th to Sunday, July 20th we will be taking a group of high school youth to the St. Isaac Jogues Youth Conference! This is the premier youth conference for Upstate New York and draws youth and parishes from all around. The conference this year will feature MC’s Brian Butler, from Dumb Ox Productions in Texas, and Sr. Miriam Heidland, a former NCAA Division 1 Volleyball player for UNevada turned sister! For more information on logistics and costs for the weekend or to sign-up, email

Feel free to visit the conference website:

YM Brochure 13-14


Service Opportunities:

St. John/St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen:

We cook and serve meals about once a month at St. John/St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen in Albany. We gather on a Friday night from 7pm-8:30pm to cook the meal at St. Edward’s kitchen. We then gather at St. Edward’s at 9am on Saturday to make our way to the Soup Kitchen to serve the meal.

If you are a parent and would like to help drive, please fill out a “Driver Registration Form” and return it to Youth Ministry. The form can be found on the “Forms” tab above on the left.


Movie & Game Nights:

Come for some nights of fun and hanging out! We show different movies each time, have different games to play, listen to music, and eat food. It’s a pretty sweet way to spend a Friday evening!

Support St. Edward’s Youth Ministry

Green Fiber: Green Fiber is a program which helps to fundraise for youth programs through recycling. Our Youth Group has a Green Fiber Recycling Container located next to the Parish Garage in the back left corner of the property. Bring any newspapers, books, magazines, cardboard (must be flattened) and tissue. Support sustainability and support us!

American Clothing Recycling: Our Youth Group has a American Clothing Recycling Container located next to the Parish Garage in the back left corner of the property. It is blue and labeled “Clothing and Shoe Dropbox”. Bring any clothing donations. All proceeds help to support our youth program!