Middle School Youth Ministry (6th – 8th Grades)


Our middle school youth are discovering their gifts and talents – and how they can use these gifts and talents to serve God and their community! Thus, we encourage our middle school youth to join parish activities, train them to be leaders and give them space to reflect on how their actions connect to the Gospel.

For information on these programs or to find out how you can become involved, please contact:
Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry
at shanson@stjosephgrafton.org / 262-375-6500, x175

Middle School Youth Ministry Classes

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

In small group settings with adult catechists, our middle school youth reflect on the Scripture in age appropriate activities. All Child and Middle School Youth Ministry Classes (K4-8th grades) meet on the same weekend, at the same time (9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.) Financial assistance is available to those who need it.

Contact Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry (shanson@stjosephgrafton.org / 262-375-6500 x 175) or the Christian Formation office (cfoffice@stjosephgrafton.org / 262-375-6500 x 120) to make arrangements. As we say, “ALL ARE WELCOME.”

Service Opportunities

Throughout the year, we advertise service opportunities to middle school youth and their families. Past activities include serving as counselors at our bible camp, baking and/or serving food at St. Ben’s Meals or All Saints Catholic Church, and providing hospitality at parish events. Middle school youth are also invited to serve in the various parish ministries. Youth in 6th through 8th grades are invited to attend our monthly family service projects with their families or as peer leaders.  Please check the 2019-2020 calendar for the dates. More information will be provided each month.

Please contact Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry (shanson@stjosephgrafton.org/262-375-6500 x 175) or the coordinators of the various parish ministries for more information.


Retreats are a wonderful way for our middle school youth to interact with their Catholic peers. High school youth and adult leaders facilitate activities in which the middle school youth can discover God’s love and learn about different Catholic rituals.

Middle school retreats will be advertised throughout the year. The Leadership Lockin, run in conjunction with St. John XXIII, St. Francis Borgia, Divine Savior and Our Lady of the Lakes, will be January 10, 2020 at St. John XXIII. Information will be sent in December, 2019.

Our Holy Thursday Lockin will be April 9, 2020; more information will be available in the spring of 2020.

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