High School Youth Ministry

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Welcome to high school youth ministry! Here at St. Joseph parish we have a comprehensive youth ministry program where all high school youth can find a place for faith, friends and fun. Below you find links to many of the programs that we have.

For further information on these programs or to find out how you can become involved, please contact Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry at 262-375-6500, ext 175 / shanson@stjosephgrafton.org.

High School Christian Formation Classes

2020-2021 Child & Youth CF Registration Instructions
2020-2021 Child & Youth CF Registration
2020-2021 Child & Youth Ministry Class Calendar-Coming soon

Our high school Christian Formation classes meet twice a month on Sunday mornings, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Please check the calendar for our next scheduled class.

Confirmation

For teens planning to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation during their Junior Year, a preparation program is incorporated into the 11th Grade Youth Ministry Classes. In addition to the ongoing classes, service and reflection on Scripture, Confirmation Candidates participate in a retreat, a candidate & sponsor session, a luncheon and blessing and additional components in preparation for Confirmation. Please look for a letter informing you about the first meeting for parents and youth.

Confirmation Handbook
Confirmation Calendar 2020
Confirmation Candidate form
Confirmation Candidate & Sponsor Activity Sheet
Confirmation Name Worksheet
Letter of Intention Guidelines

Workcamp

St. Joseph’s annual workcamp mission trip is an opportunity for youth and young adults to gather and serve communities across this country. Each year approx. 70 people will travel and partake in service to those in need through home repair projects, prayer and building relationships with the resident they are serving. The group will also participate in activities back at camp such as 9-square, ultimate Frisbee tournaments, soccer, drama and music, or hanging out with friends. All High School youth (8th grade – 12th grade in 2018-2019) and young adults (18-24) are encouraged to join us in this life changing experience.

Workcamp Mission Trip to Alexandria MN cancelled.

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our youth, we have decided to cancel our 2020 Workcamp mission trip to Alexandria, MN. At this time, it seems that maintaining social distancing is important to our health and that is impossible on our Workcamp mission trips as we live and work in close quarters. All money donated to Workcamp this year will be reserved for a future mission trip. This is a great disappointment to all involved, but our primary concern is always the safety of our youth. Please keep our youth and the residents of Alexandria, MN in your prayers.

To complement this hard working group of teens we have an amazing group of adults that sustain this program throughout the year. Our Prep Team is a dedicated group that meets monthly to design activities for the youth, plan our fundraisers and work out the logistics of the trip itself. We have another group of adults that travels with youth.

If you are interested in serving as an adult leader, contact Sheri Hanson (shanson@stjosephgrafton.org) for more information.

Workcamp Calendar 2020

High School Retreats

Retreats are an important part of our faith development. To that end, all high school youth are invited to attend at least one retreat a year.

Retreats will be advertised throughout the year. For a list of this year’s planned retreats please see the attached link:
High School Retreat Options

The Archdiocese requires all Confirmation candidates to attend a Confirmation retreat.  St. Joseph Parish will offer retreats on Saturday, November 2, 2019 and Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  If 11th graders cannot attend either of these retreats, please contact Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry, at shanson@stjosphgrafton.org/262-375-6500 x 175 for a list of retreats at other parishes and retreat centers.