To create a unified, Christ-centered teen community, with a focus on faith, service, acceptance, leadership, team-building and a multitude of enjoyable social activities. Together, we will strive to enhance our lives, along with the lives of those whom we lift up, with the belief that “in giving, we receive.”

JAL is a youth group that was formed to fill the void in the Butler/Slippery Rock area for Catholic teens in grades 6th-12th. What started out at St. Fidelis parish has now blossomed to include St. Paul, Michael and Peter in Butler, as well as Butler Catholic. We have a phenomenal group of supportive pastors, priests, religious, and adults that want to assist in the growth and spiritual development of teens. AND we have some absolutely amazing outings and functions (Cedar Point, paintball, etc)

Check out the site, join up, blog, befriend and we hope to see 6th-12th grades SOON!!

Chris-headshotMrs. Chris Williams, Youth Minister, Director
Chris has developed, and is the director of the Jesus Alive and Living (JAL) Butler District Youth Group. JAL is made up of four local parishes, as well as a Catholic grade school. Her gift of reaching the youth and bringing them closer to God, each other, their parish family, and the community has enriched the lives of countless teens. Chris is the author of “Multi-Parish Youth Ministry Blueprint: bringing multiple parish together for the advancement of Catholic youth”. She is a national speaker on multi-parish youth ministry, an active member of the National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders, sits on the Commission for the Advancement of Professional Practices, and is the NACYML Region III advocate. Chris’ “blueprint” has expanded into a multi-parish young adult ministry as well, Catholic Young Adults of Butler (CYAB). To find out more about the multi-parish blueprint, implemented via JAL, visit www.netcastingministries.com


St. Fidelis
Chris Williams

St. Michael
Brenda/Herb Nichol

St. Paul
Dave and Barb Baum

St. Peter
Stacey Wolinski

Butler Catholic
Rachel Kustra

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