Register for Youth Ministry programs HERE.
Sign up to volunteer your time and talents for the Youth Ministry HERE.
Access our SignUpGenius HERE.
Monetary gifts to help with Youth Ministry operations
can be made HERE.
Each program includes retreat and service opportunities as well as Advent and Lent enrichment. High schoolers will have trip opportunities with Diocesan events encouraged including TEC, Steubenville, the National March for Life, the Canoe Trip, SEEK, and more.
6th Graders, are you ready?!? This program is for you! Spark is for all 6th graders from any school. We will meet the 2nd Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 pm of each month from January until May. After-school care for those families needing it will be available in Resurrection Hall from 3:30-4:00 pm. A free sign-up for this care will be sent after registration.
Once a month Sunday nights, 6:15-7:30 pm, Ignite nights are large group events designed to ignite faith and zeal within 7th & 8th Graders’ souls. Ignite includes snacks, games, lessons, small groups, and prayer. Ignite culminates for 8th graders in a Blaze retreat that gets students ready for high school and is an induction into the Blaze high school program.
High school youth ministry nights for 9th & 10th Graders designed to set hearts ablaze with faith and the desire to live it out. Wednesday nights from 8:00-9:15, 9th & 10th graders, join together for snacks, games, lessons, small groups, prayer, and discussions. We are now in the "off season," but check out our Summer Off-Season Events and Service Opportunities below!
FIRESIDE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
"Godteen style" fellowship groups for 11th & 12th Graders that meet weekly with a couple from our parish to learn and share how to keep the fire of faith burning in their hearts and homes. We are now in the "off season," but check out our Summer Off-Season Events and Service Opportunities below!
Help younger students, inspire each other, and set others on fire by joining the Torch Team. Torch Team members will help pass the torch of faith on through their example and presence among the youth ministry programs and events as well as through helping the youth ministry coordinator in various ways. Contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator to apply or fill out this ONLINE FORM.
St. Joseph 7th and 8th graders:
Junior high students have an opportunity to join Sara Racicot at an optional lunch/recess club each week. There will be a topic for discussion and fellowship each week and at various times treats will be provided and competitions based on the feasts and topics. There is no charge to attend. Lunch Club will start the week of January 31! No pre-registration required.
- 8th grade boys: Mondays
- 8th grade girls: Tuesdays
- 7th grade boys: Wednesdays
- 7th grade girls: Thursdays
East High School:
East High School students are invited to SpartanCatholic every Tuesday at 7:00 am in Rm 279D. There will be food, prayer, fellowship, and good discussion. Donuts provided! No pre-registration required.
Information coming soon!
YOUTH MINISTRY ADVISORY TEAM (YMAT)
YMAT exists to support the youth ministry coordinator, and to provide accountability, stability, and vision to the program. YMAT consists of four couples, with at least one couple from a family who utilizes the CCD program. Couples serve two years each and in this time meet with the team and youth ministry coordinator consistently.
Summer 2022 Off-Season Events
Weekly Wednesday Meet-Up: Starting on June 22, all High School students are invited to attend 8:15 am Mass on Wednesdays and then gather outside for donuts, bagels, muffins, etc. afterward. We'll skip July 6 and finish up on July 27. Email Sara with questions.
Mark Your Calendars!
June 1: Outside Movie Night, 8:00 pm
June 12-16: Totus Tuus High School Nights
July 16: Confession Service with Potluck and Sand Volleyball, 6:00-8:00 pm @Holmes Lake
Jesus and Java: Every other Wednesday at Scooters 84th and Van Dorn - June 8, June 22, July 6, and July 20
Come serve at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach or donate a casserole to be served! Click HERE to sign up! Upcoming dates to serve are June 6 and July 20. Both dates are from 9:30 am-1:30 pm.
Volunteer Forms and Resources
Download this PHOTO AND MEDIA PERMISSION FORM and return to Sara Racicot when completed.
With summer fast approaching, I wanted to reach out and offer some activities for you to discern for your child’s faith life this summer. Most of these events I can personally say are life-changing, and can introduce many opportunities for deep encounter with Christ. They also are amazing chances to meet other Catholics outside of their parish, teams, and classes and can offer groups of friends a common experience to build on their faith as they go through junior high and high school. And, of course, they are all TONS of fun.
-Sky Camp: Grades 5-9
-Leadership Camp: Boys in Grades 6-9
-Campin’ with the Marians: Girls Grades 6-9
Tec Retreat: Sophomores through sophomores in College
Steubenville Conference: entering 9th grade through just graduated Seniors.
Canoe Trip: Sophomores in high school through college students.
Just give each link a click to learn more and see if you feel called to sign up your child or gather friends to go with them!