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Welcome to HYPE!

HYPE is a program through which the middle school youth of St. Nicholas Parish can connect with each other and with Jesus!  Through community, social events, service projects, prayer events, calling each other to greater living, and more, HYPE is a program that aims to strengthen fellowship and faith in the youth of St. Nicholas and lead them toward sainthood.


Our Patrons

Bl. Carlo Acutis was a great example of living a holy life as a young person and appreciating the beauty of Jesus in the Eucharist.  He also showed how modern talents and abilities, such as his computer skills, could be used for spreading the Gospel here on Earth.  Pope St. John Paul II effectively reached the hearts of many young people and encouraged them to be dynamic in living out the Catholic Faith.  Bl. Carlo Acutis and Pope St. John Paul II, pray for us!

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Bl. Carlo Acutis


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Pope St. John Paul II

(Photo: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons)

Summer Events and Other Opportunities

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Last summer, Love Begins Here was a fantastic time of service, community, adventure, and coming closer to Jesus for those who attended!  There's a video here that can give you an idea of the great adventure your child is in for if they come to Love Begins Here.  You may see some familiar faces in it!  Love Begins Here is open to all who are currently in 5th - 8th grade.

Looking for Adult Volunteers

The youth minister can't do the job all on his own!  He needs the grace of God.  Often though, God graces a person with help through other people.  If you feel God is calling you to be an adult volunteer for the youth of HYPE and/or 3:6Teen, please reach out to  to assist in the mission of bringing youth closer to Christ.

Young Examples of Saintly Living

You are never too young to start living as a saint!  Holiness is not dependent on age.  Read up here on different people who lived lives that, though short, were full of love and imitation of Jesus.  They show how, in any life circumstance, we can choose to give ourselves to Christ and others.  These persons include someone who used his computer knowledge to tell people about Jesus (Blessed Carlo Acutis), an adventurous and politically involved young man (Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati), a boy graced with immense courage (St. Jose Sanchez del Rio), and a woman who lived a saintly life in her seemingly simple life (St. Therese of Lisieux).

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Love Begins Here 2024 -"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do. I want you to find the poor here, right in your own home first. And begin love there.” -St. Teresa of Calcutta,Nobel Peace Prize speech (December 11th, 1979)

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