Youth Programs

St. Philip offers a variety of activities for the youth of our parish to Live, Learn and Share our Faith. From Religious Education to Youth Group activities, there's always something going on to stimulate and enrich our youth. Encourage your child to consider becoming a server - this is a meaningful experience and provides a very different view of the celebration of the Mass.

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Religious Education Program

The overall goal of the religious education program at St. Philip is to prepare children for an adult commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church so that faith may become living, conscious and active.

Through the study of the teachings of the Catholic Church, including familiarization with our vocabulary, sacramental system and a fostering of prayer, we seek to assist parents to draw their children into a closer union with God and a deeper and permanent commitment to the Catholic Church community.

REP classes are held for Grades K-8 on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 at St. Philip Education Center. The cost is $50 per student with a $75 maximum per family for parish members. The non-member fee is $75 per student with a $100 maximum per family.

Please call Melissa Mattheis at 715-435-4296 for more information.

St. Philip Youth Group

The St. Philip Youth Group is made up of school-aged children from St. Philip Parish. If you belong to St. Philip Parish and you have school-aged children, then your family is part of the St. Philip Youth Group. A variety of activities are planned monthly for this youth group where children and families of the parish can grow in their faith together. All school aged children at St. Philip Church are invited to be part of fun monthly activities, such as Movie Night, Bowling, Service Projects and Bingo, where children and families of our parish can grow in their faith together. For more information about the Youth Group, please contact Sara Smits at 715-435-3576.

Youth Group Activities Already Held

Movies at the Theater
Bingo at Arborwood Lodge
Donut Days after Mass in the Summer
Karaoke Contest
Chili Feed in the Grotto
St Philip Night at the Rafters Game
Bus Trip to the Shrine of Good Help in Champion, WI and Lambeau Field
Picnic at CERA Park
Leaf Raking for Make a Difference Day
Prairie Garden Day at Mead Wildlife

Sunday Afternoon Bingo
Roller Skating
Rummage Sale
Tee Shirt Sale
Bus Trip to the Shrine in LaCrosse Ignatious Press Book / CD Sale
Movie Nights in Wagner Hall
Milwaukee Brewers Bus Trip
Bowling with Father Tim
Living Nativity at Country Christmas
Making Gingerbread Houses

Youth Group Activities Under Consideration

Help out at a Soup Kitchen
Excursions where Catholic youth can go hiking, camping, canoeing, etc.,

St. Anthony's Family Retreats
Holy Hill - St. John Bosco Youth Day


After receiving First Holy Communion, boys and girls may become a Mass server. This rewarding experience is something your child will always remember, wherever life may take them. They serve for weekend Masses and weekday Masses during the summer. An older server helps train new servers. For more information, please contact Sue Nigon at 715-435-3609.

The National Catholic Society of Foresters Junior Court

The National Catholic Society of Foresters has a very active Junior Court. Activities throughout the year include a St. Nicholas Social, picnics, roller skating, leaf raking, Easter party and movies. Junior members also have opportunities to apply for grade school, high school and college scholarships. For more information about the Foresters, please contact Irene Smits at 715-435-3226.


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St. Philip the Apostle

6957 Grotto Avenue, Rudolph, WI 54475
(715) 435-3286

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