2018-2019 Youth Group: Trip Sign Ups!

Please click on the link for the trip you would like to sign up for!

  • 2018 Fall Backpacking trip: November 10-11, 2018
    • Please 2018 Backpacking Waiver (clink on link to print) and return to Mr. Lammers at AHS, along with $10 fee. SPOTS CAN NOT BE HELD until forms and fees are returned to Mr. Lammers. Only 20 spots available!


  • 2019 Ski for Life trip: January 17-20, 2019 (SIGN UPS COMING SOON!)


18-19 calendar



Ski for Life 2018 – Sign Ups are Open!

January 18-21, 2018 Copy of 2018 MFL flyer

All High School Students are invited to join us for the annual March for Life Trip. This year will also be skiing again!

: Thursday, January 18th – Sunday, January 21st, 2018
Where: March for Life – Washington, DC; Winterplace Ski Resort – Ghent, WV

$350.00 for students who plan to ski at ski resort
($100 non-refundable payment due to hold spot; Final payment due by 01/04/18).
$225.00 for students who want to join in on the trip, but will not be skiing
($100 non-refundable payment due to hold spot; Final payment due by 01/04/18).

**Note: Teens can earn up to a $100 credit towards this trip if they sign up and attend a YDisciple group.

For more information on YDisciple groups, email Mr. Lammers.

Cost includes: Lodging, bus ride, ski lift tickets, ski rentals, breakfast, sweatshirt.

Trip Schedule MFL/Skiing 2018

  • Thursday, January 18th: Leave Augusta around 10pm to drive through the night to Washington, DC
  • Friday, January 19th: Arrive in DC for the March for Life. Participate in the Youth Rally and March for Life.
    • Head to Beckley, WV for night.
  • Saturday, January 20th: Skiing at Winterplace Ski Resort (all day)
  • Sunday, January 21st: Skiing at Winterplace Ski Resort (until 1pm)
    • leave for Augusta, GA late Sunday afternoon.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be responsible for lunches and dinners during trip (4 lunches, 4 dinners), as well as daily bib/helmet rentals at ski resort ($16/daily).

Go HERE to sign up!!

After you have signed up:

1)We will send you a permission form within 24 business hours that you will sign electronically. You will also be sent a link to pay the $100 down-payment online.
Once the permission slip is digitally signed & payment is made, your child will be officially signed up for the trip! Please note: Your child’s space is NOT confirmed until liability form and down-payment is made.

2) After your child is officially signed up for the trip (form and deposit received), you will receive a “2018 March & Ski for Life Trip: Important Dates and Notes” email.

3) We will send you an email reminder on 12/27/2017 if you have a balance due for your child. Please make sure the balance is paid by 01/04/2018.

Please email us at smothyouthgroup@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Middle School Rafting Trip – Sign Ups Open!

Copy of MFL 2017 Flyer - FB (2)

Middle School students are invited to join us for a Rafting Adventure!  Limited Space!!!
When: FridaySaturday, April 21st & 22nd
Where: Whitewater Express’ High Adventure Ocoee Camp, Copperhill, TN (about 4 hours away)
Cost: $40/per child. No cost for parent to attend (one parent per child – we would love for any parents to join us that are interested!)

Holiday Pie Fundraiser

Five delicious pies to choose from, already baked and ready to serve to your guests for Thanksgiving!!!

  • Lattice Apple Pie 10”pies
  • Cherry Pie 10”
  • Southern Pecan Pie 10”
  • Pumpkin Pie 10”
  • Sweet Potato Pie 10”

Orders and payments must be placed by November 13th.

Contact Michelle Migone  (706-877-5052 or bmigone@aol.com) to place your order.

Pies will be distributed to students on Tuesday, November 22 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm at the St Mary on the Hill School Cafeteria.

Please make all checks for orders out to “Saint John Vianney Vocations“.

**Money raised from this pie sale will be donated to the building fund of Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery in Savannah!!

This event is being sponsored by the St John Vocations Ministry of Augusta.
To learn more about the monastery and their capital campaign visit http://www.carmelofsavannah.org

SMY- High School- Annual Backpacking Trip

imageAll HS Students are invited to join us for our

Annual Backpacking Trip to the Appalachian Trail

October 24 & 25, 2015 

Click HERE to Register for Backpacking trip!

Here is the packing list for all hikers!

Backpacker’s Checklist (* next to what youth group or another will bring, so you do not need it – pack as light as possible)

stove/fuel *
eating utensils (plastic fork/spoon)
matches in waterproof container *
powder milk *
dehydrated food and snacks/trail mix (1 meal)
zip lock bags for food storage (bears!)
food I always take: summer sausage, plain bagels, peanut butter, honey
other possible foods: pancake batter, hot/cold cereals, instant potatoes, dried beef, quick cook rice/macaroni
paper for fire *

water purification filter/tablets *
map *
flashlight (extra batteries)
knife *
nylon cord (30 ft) *
candle lantern *
duct tape *
water bottle (I find the tall skinny type to use for the weekend and then throw away)
Large & small plastic trash bags*

Tent (we will coordinate who will bring one, and who will sleep where, so we don’t all bring a tent)
sleeping bag/pad

toilet paper or biowipes
towel (lightweight)

Clothing (wool or synthetic materials, avoid cotton)
socks (wool)
raingear (poncho)
swimsuit (if it is warm)
hiking boots
water sandals or flip flops

first aid kit/survival kit *
sunscreen/lip balm
insect repellent

Leave detailed trip schedule in writing with others (look below)*

playing cards *
walkie talkie*/cell phone*

Trip Schedule Fall 2015: (Appalachian Trail: Neels Gap to Hogpen, approx. 6.8 miles miles):
We will leave Aquinas High School parking lot Saturday morning at 6am and arrive at the Appalachian Trail -Neel’s Gap, US 19/129 around 10am. We will hike north toward Hogpen Gap stopping at Whitley Gap shelter to camp Saturday evening. We will wake Sunday morning (have Mass on the mountain if Father joins us or return in time for 5:30 mass at St. Mary on the Hill), hike out and return to Augusta that afternoon.

Call or email me if you have questions.
God bless,

Michael Lammers

HS Girls Youth Retreat – March 13-14, 2015

Who: All High School Ladiesimages (1)
What: SMOTH High School Girls Youth Retreat
When: Friday, March 13th @ 5pmSaturday, March 14th @ 6pm
Where: Samantha’s House (203 Avondale Drive, Augusta, GA 30907)
Join the HS Girls Youth Leaders for a weekend of prayer, fellowship, and talking about what it means to truly trust in the Lord- to get out of the boat and trust him, even when it looks daunting. We will have Mass, confession, Stations of the Cross, and even a DANCE PARTY!
Cost is $15 and includes meals and a t-shirt.
Email smothyouthgroup@gmail.com for registration information.