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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Christian Formation Classes
Our high school Christian Formation classes are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. In scheduling our classes we do our best to avoid any major conflicts with our surrounding community. Please check the calendar for our next scheduled class.
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. Confirmation preparation for 2017 will begin in January. Please look for a letter informing you about the first meeting for parents and youth.
Confirmation Calendar 2017
Confirmation Calendar 2018
Confirmation Candidate form
Confirmation Retreat Permission Slip
Confirmation Welcome Letter
Confirmation Candidate – Sponsor Activity Reflection
Confirmation Name Worksheet
Letter of Intention Guidelines
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 2017-2018) and young adults (18-24) are encouraged to join us in this life changing experience.
This year we are going to St. Francis, SD June 30, 2018- July 8, 2018. We will be working on a Sioux reservation. Contact Sheri Hanson (email@example.com) for more information.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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. Opportunities will be advertised throughout the year.
St. Joseph Parish will offer a retreat for 9th graders on Saturday, January 6, 2018 and a retreat for 10th graders on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
The Archdiocese requires all Confirmation candidates to attend a Confirmation retreat. St. Joseph Parish will offer a retreat on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. If 11th graders cannot attend this retreat, please contact Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry, at email@example.com /262-375-6500 x 175 for a list of retreats at other parishes and retreat centers.