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Tosa Trio HS Youth Ministry

The Tosa Trio program brings together students in grades 9-12 from Christ King, St. Bernard and St. Pius Parishes, enhancing Christian development through education, worship, service and recreational activities.
This youth group offers a fun, low-key way for students in grades 9 -12 to gather, learn, grow in faith, socialize, enjoy activities and provide service to others. Many teens make new friends, while also learning about leadership, community building, and helping the less fortunate. 
Examples of Tosa Trio activities include:
  • High school faith formation: with focus on scripture and issues such as justice and morality
  • Fun activities:  athletics, movies, game nights  . . .  to name a few
  • Youth masses, confirmation preparation and retreats
  • Summer outreach: Week-long work camp trips
  • Reach Out/Reach In – work camp sites in the Milwaukee area urban, suburban and rural youth to live in community, working at various sites throughout Milwaukee.
Youth Director: Barb Abler at 414.322.0298 or email with questions.


  • Tosa Trio High School Youth Ministry Updates

    Thank You for continuing to amaze me Tosa Trio families and teachers! April 15th “Snow Storm” of the season! To cancel or not to cancel. Neal Bardele and I made a commitment that we would never cancel 6 PM Mass. Class and Guest Speakers?! We waited to see what “Mother Nature” would do. We chose to go forward and Robb Manning came back to plow the parking lot for a third time. Neal Krumenauer came back to snow-blow the entrances. Thank you to the 250+ who attended Mass and the teens who made sure they also got to class. 

    • April 22nd is Confirmation Practice at Christ King from 6:30PM-7:10PM. Candidate and Sponsor to be present. (NO MASS this night)

    • April 29th last Mass and last class with Fr. Joe Rodrigues. A special Thank You to Neal Bardele and the Tosa Trio ensemble for providing the wonderful music through the years for the 6 PM Mass! Many teens through the years of singing or providing music for the Tosa Trio Mass with Class have said that this opportunity has given them confidence and community that brought them closer to God. I have been blessed to witness these transformations. It was always meant to be Inter-generational so that adults were present to mentor and add to the young person’s confidence. That it has been, so Thank You Kevin, Mark, Mike, Paul, Joe, Jim and Joe! More to follow...

    • Monday, April 30 The Sacrament of Confirmation at 7 PM at Christ King Church. The Tri-Parish Community is always invited and encouraged to be present!

    • Summer Mission Trip Planning Meeting, May 6th 9:30 AM “Safety and Skills”at Christ King in South Hall. Use the 91st St. church doors off of the parking lot. The trip this year is June 10-15th in Mishawaka Indiana at the Catholic Heart Work Camp. Scholarship money is available: 

    We are called to be Jesus’ Disciples! Questions Call Barb Abler 414-322-0298 or

  • Congratulations to Barb Abler!

    After eighteen years of service to our three parishes as the Director of Youth Ministry (Tosa Trio), Barb Abler will retire at the end of June. We thank her for her ministry and will have some sort of recognition for her closer to the end of her time with us, wishing her well for the future. Please keep the search for a replacement in your prayers.

    Fr. Phillip (Christ King and Saint Bernard) and Fr. Paul (Saint Pius X)