Christians. In. Action. (C.I.A.)

“Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.” -Matthew 18:20

Mission Statement: Christians in Action is a group of high school students committed to real world application of faith, service, and community. All are welcome!

The C.I.A. engages in various services, social and educational events, and activities meant to help grow our high school students’ faith through hands-on experiential learning. The C.I.A. is also open to all high school students of any faith, and members do not need to be parishioners of St. Matthias. Indeed everyone is welcome!

What’s Happening in February?

Youth Group Meeting

When:Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Time: 5:30—7:30pm
Where: 62 Building Room 200
About: Prayer: Why & How Do I Pray? – Jesus gave His life so that we can have a relationship with God. We grow in our relationship with God by communicating with Him through prayer. Prayer is unique for each person. Jesus gave us a model to help us pray.

When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Time: 6:30—8:00pm
Where: 62 Building Room 200
About: Bible: Why and How Do I Read the Bible? -The Bible is a book, but it’s unlike any other book in the world. It’s God’s word: His message to all the world. We can trust God to teach us, guide us, and comfort us through the Bible.

What’s Happening in March?

Time to Clean House! – Can Cleaning Your Room Improve Your Confidence?
When: Saturday March 10th, 2018 – Click Here to See the Flyer

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: 62 Building Room 200
Who Can Come: Anybody in high school.
About: Join the CIA Youth Group as we experience how cleaning your room can improve your life in the future and how it is related to our Catholic faith! There will be food, trivia, relay races, presentation and much more!

(click the picture above to see more info about Catholic Charities)

We are also very privileged to have Catholic Charities join us as they share how they impact our local community through their “In-Home Support Services.” In support of the work that Catholic Charities does we are collecting cleaning supplies to donate to them for their “In-Home Support Service.”

Let us know you’re coming! RSVP by emailing Brian Jens. Click here to email. or email to

Here is a list of cleaning items you can donate:
– Mops,
– Floor & Dish Detergents
– Laundry Detergents
– Sponges
– Air Freshners
– Paper Towels
– Dust Cloths
– Dust Sprays
– Swiffers
– Toilet Cleaners
– Toilet Brushes
– Liquid Soap
– Bar Soap

*Please bring all donated items to Christian Formation on Sunday evenings or to the Parish Office.*

Unison Spring Social! Bingo with a purpose!
When: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Parish Office
About: Sign up to help with Unison Spring Social. We will taking donations to College Court where the event will be held. We will set up, play bingo with the residents, socialize, and clean-up. Great event and a great time! Everybody in high school and adults are welcome!
How to Sign-Up: Click Here to Use Sign-Up Genius, Spring Social Permission Slip, Want to Donate? Click Here to See How – click the U to visit Unison’s Facebook Page

Explanation of Activities and Service Opportunities

Children’s Liturgy of the Word – Students are invited to help teach the children at the 9:00am Mass. Students help kids learn by teaching the Gospel story for the weekend to them. Any and all students in high school are invited to participate. If you are helping please come downstairs to Steiger Hall at 8:45am. Use the the sign-up geniuses below to sign-up.

Upcoming Dates for February – February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th – Sign-up Here

St. Ben’s Meal Program – On the second Friday of every month, 8 students can sign up to help at the St. Ben’s Meal Program. The time frame is 4:00pm – 7:00pm. We will meet in the church parking lot at 4:00pm and drive in two cars to St. Ben’s, help with the meal, and drive back by 7:00pm. During the evening we will help bus tables, serve drinks, and have a chance to eat with the people being served. This is an excellent opportunity to experience what serving thehomeless is like plus get a chance to see an amazing ministry St. Matthias puts on.

Click Here to Sign-Up
Download Permission Slip Here

Next DateFebruary 9th, 2018,


Youth Group Meetings (one Wednesday and Saturday a month) – twice a month teens can gather with there friends for a meal, video, and discussion about some of the life’s deepest questions. Utilizing the Alpha Youth Film series we will explore what it means to be Christian in our world today while doing it in fun and relevant way.

We will meet in the Youth Room, which is Room 200 in the 62 Building next to the school playground. Wednesdays meetings are 6:30 – 8:00pm and Saturday meetings are 5:30 – 7:30pm. Everyone is invited! Come as you are!

Click here to view one of the videos

All Dates: November 11th & 29th, December 9th & 20th, January 10th & 20th, February 17th & 28th, April 11th & 21st, May 9th & 18th-19th (Box City)