St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

Youth

Youth Ministry

MEET OUR NEW YOUTH DIRECTOR

Ashley.pngHello, my name is ashley Huss and I am excited to introduce myself as St. Apollinaris' Youth Director! I grew up in Napa was baptized at St. Apollinaris, and graduated from Kolbe Academy / Trinity Prep.

From an early age I felt the call to become a missionary so that I could serve and grow deeper in my relationship to Christ. In July of 2014 I became a missionary and was sent to Washington DC, where I served for two years teaching religious educaitons, leading girls clubs, youth groups, camps and retreats in many different diocese along the east coast. Since then, my heart has been set afire to serve in youth ministry. Since I moved back to California, I have led the local diocesan summer camp, mission trip, youth day, and worked as youth minister at St. Anthony of Padua parish in Novato. 

Currently, I am studying to get a degree through Holy Apostles College. I feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to serve at my home parish in youth ministry.

My job will consist of leading the Confirmation program, youth group, and work with parish families to enhance our youth programs. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and sharing my passion for youth ministry.

– Ashley Huss

WHEN WE MEET: Sunday Evenings after 5:30 pm Mass
WHERE WE MEET: The youth room which is attached to the gym. 
WHO CAN COME: Everyone is welcome to join grades 8-12. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Eureka Mission Trip, July 15 - 20
Catholic Baseball Camp, July 16 - 19
Steubenville Nor Cal, July 27 - 29
 
CONTACT: Ashley Huss, Director of Youth Ministry
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INSTAGRAM: @stasyouth
 

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." -1 Timothy 4:12

OUR MISSION
Leading the youth of St. Apollinaris to know, love, and serve God.  

OUR VISION
A strong Catholic community of young people, joined by their parents and mentors, who have a committed relationship with Jesus Christ lived out in the community of the Catholic Church, made manifest in daily prayer, active participation in Sunday Mass, frequent reception of Reconciliation, strong Christian friendships, Works of Mercy, lives of virtue, engagement in Parish life, and ongoing conversion.

Vacation Bible School

This is a week long event designed for students grades K-5.  Its goal is make a place where students can encounter  Christ, to create a change in their hearts, and to give them opportunities to share God's love with others.  This is a program led by an amazing group of teenagers and adults in our parish!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL— JUNE 18-22
The theme for this year's VBS is Lumen Fidei "Light of Faith" where we will learn about Jesus Christ the Light of the World! It will take place from June 18-22 from 8:30-Noon each day. Friday there will be a family picnic from 12-1pm. All are welcome. Those entering K-6 grade are participants. Those entering 7th and up are considered volunteers. It is $35 per participant and $60 per family. We are looking for middle school, high school, and adult helpers with the various roles.  If anyone is interested in helping in any way, please contact the youth director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please register here 

Safe Environment/Protection of Children

The Diocese of Santa Rosa requires all employees and any volunteer that encounters children to complete our Safe Environment Training every two years. The training is available online, in English and Spanish, www.CMGConnect.org  In addition, each employee and each volunteer is fingerprinted

For additional information contact:

Julie Sparacio, director of Child and Youth Protection, 707.566.3308 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info on Safe Environment