Youth skiingThe Back Mountain Youth Ministry reaches out to the youth of all five parishes in the Back Mountain: Gate of Heaven, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Victory, St. Frances Cabrini and St. Therese.

We have a senior high youth group, The God Squad, for grades 9 -12; and we have a junior high youth group for grades 6-8.  There are many activities held throughout the year for each group to include some joint activities.

The junior high activities include: dances, service activities, overnight events with various themes, and day trips. The senior high activities include: mission trip to Camden; paintball; ski trip; special Lenten programs such as Living Stations; our very own Catholic Rock Band who not only provide music ministry to our of teen masses and parish masses, but also will be doing Praise and Worship.

Both groups integrate faith with fun.  We hope that our youth take advantage of this ministry.

For more information about the junior youth group, please contact Denise Murphy at 696-1144 or e-mail Denise at  For more information about senior youth group please call Fr. Daniel Toomey at 675-2121 or e-mail Fr. Toomey at


The Back Mountain Senior Youth Group of Gate of Heaven/Our Lady of Victory Churches

All youth grades 9-12 at Gate of Heaven and Our Lady of Victory are invited to join us every Tuesday evening at
7 pm in the Gate of Heaven Parish Center.

There is also Eucharistic Adoration at 6 pm with music in the Church. Bring a friend!