Who Are We

The God Squad (TGS) is the youth group of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, IL.

Mission Statement

St. Mary’s God Squad strives towards the evangelization of our youth to live as disciples of Jesus Christ through a responsible participation in the parish community, the reception of the sacraments, faith formation and igniting a healthy fellowship with their peers.


The God Squad is led by a priest of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary (OMV) assigned to St. Mary's Parish, together with a team of adult mentors and young adult leaders. Since Fall 2018, Fr. Paul Nguyen, OMV.


"Consolamini invicem et aedificate alterutrum." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

"Encourage one another and build one another up." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Patron Saints

St. John, the Evangelist: pray for us!

St. Maria Goretti: pray for us!

​St. Philomena: pray for us!

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: pray for us!


New members, please download and complete these forms. They can be dropped off at the Parish Office or brought to the next TGS function. Thanks!

  • Code of Conduct and Act of Entrustment to Mary: PDF

  • Medical and Emergency information: PDF

Contact Us

Email: god-squad@stmarysalton.com

Twitter: @StMarysGodSquad

Instagram: @TGSAlton

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277867965573787 (requires approval to join)

Remind messaging: https://www.remind.com/join/TGSTeens

Visit St. Mary's: https://stmarysalton.com