Antioch High School Youth Group


Welcome! I'm glad you found us.

There is a place for you here at St. Jude. Our Youth Ministry strives to offer a welcoming and loving community to all youth members while challenging them to live heroic lives of virtue.


We have some great things happening, and we'd love for you to be a part of it. Learn more below and feel free to reach out to me to get involved!

Joe Ruf
Youth Minister

What's "Antioch"?

Antioch is the name of our high school youth group at St. Jude. It's a name with meaning and history and that sets the tone for the community we're forming.


Antioch was a city in ancient Syria and became an important place in the early Church. Here's what we read in Scripture about Antioch...

  • Acts 11:19 "Now those who had been scattered by the persecution...went as far as Phoenica, Cyprus, and Antioch." >>Antioch was a refuge, a safe place.

  • Acts 11:20 "...came to Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks as well, proclaiming the Lord Jesus." >>Antioch was open to all, welcoming, and diverse.

  • Acts 11:22-23 Barnabas arrived "saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all..." >>God, joy, & encouragement were all present in Antioch.

  • Acts 11:26 " was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians" >>Antioch stood out from other communities.

  • Acts 13:1-3 "While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting...Then,...they laid hands on them and sent them off." >>Paul and Barnabas began their first missionary journey being sent from Antioch.