Saint Pascal Youth and Young Adult Ministry

We invite you to complete the YOUTH MINISTRY SURVEY to share your ideas and opinions about what you would like to see in the new program! Fill out the survey using the links:

Teen Survey (18 or younger)

Youth Ministry Parent and Adult Survey (18 or older)

Meet Our New Youth Minister


My name is Maria Siap and I am the newly hired Youth and Young Adult Minister serving both Saint Robert Bellarmine and Saint Pascal’s Parishes. I am very excited to begin working with the Youth and Young Adult communities here in northwest Chicago.

I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and I received my undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2011. I then moved back to Indianapolis to complete a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I most recently have served as the Director of Campus Ministry at Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis, where I was able to help create and grow a variety of faith experiences that we offered to the students there.

My husband, Michael, will be beginning his Residency in Emergency Medicine this year at Swedish Covenant Hospital, which has prompted our return to the Chicago area. The Lord has blessed us with a wild and rambunctious two year old boy named Zachary who keeps us very busy in our free time.

The best thing about working in ministry is forming relationships with youth and families, and building connections in the community. With that in mind, please feel free to reach out and say hello! I love getting to know the members of the community, and I am so grateful for the warm welcome I have already received. Also, don’t forget to check in on our website and the bulletin regularly for announcements about our upcoming events and meetings! I will be present at all the Saint Pascal’s Masses on Sunday,August 6th, to introduce myself in person. I will also be hosting an information session at Saint Pascal’s about the future of this new joint youth ministry program after the 10:30 AM Mass. If you are interested in learning more about Youth Ministry or participating in helping to grow this new program please join us at this session.

I am so excited to begin this journey with you all and I hope to meet all of you personally very soon!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Maria Siap


Saint Pascal Catholic Church - Chicago, Illinois