High School (Grades 9-12)

High School Formation

High School youth (grades 9-12) gather on Wednesday evenings in small groups to unpack and learn more about their faith. Through small group discussion and utilizing content from Ascension Press and YDisciple, teens are guided to build a deeper relationship with Jesus and the Catholic Church He established.

Program Highlights

  • Wednesday Evenings from 7pm-8:30pm
  • Home Taught Model Option Available (Parents are provided the materials to complete the lessons at home on their own time and at their own pace)
  • Youth Ministry based nights and Q&A nights with the Pastor are built into some Wednesday Evenings
  • 1st Wednesday of the Month will be Family Formation nights from 6:30pm-7:30pm with guest speakers for the whole family (This is in place of the normal 7pm class these evenings)
  • 9th Graders will utilize the "Connected" curriculum from Ascension Press about Catholic Social Teaching as well as supplementing materials from "The Search" and "Symbolon"
  • Confirmation Preparation is incorporated into the 10th Grade Faith Formation Program and utilizes the "Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation" curriculum
  • Youth Ministry opportunities provided throughout the year as well for additional formation & connection with the Church (i.e. Summer Mission Trip, Retreats, etc.) {See below for current and upcoming events!}

Post Confirmation Small Groups - NEW for 2021-2022!

Teens who have already been Confirmed, are encouraged and invited to be a part of a Post Confirmation Small Group to continue to grow and learn in their faith and relationship with Christ. Meeting day/time will be determined based on who enrolls (currently a group is forming for sure for Wednesdays from 7p-8:30p when regular Faith Formation is occurring).

Register NOW for the 2021-2022 Faith Formation Year!

2021-2022 Faith Formation Schedule PDF (Grades 1-12)

Opening Mass is Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Closing Mass is Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Faith Formation Small Group Nights

September 22 & 29
October 13 & 27
November 10 & 17
December 15 & 22
January 19 & 26
February 9, 16, & 23
March 16 & 30
April 20 & 27
May 11

Family Formation Night Speaker Dates - 6:30pm (no small groups)

October 6
November 3
December 1
January 12-14 (Parish Mission/Retreat)
February 2
March 9
April 6
May 4

Teen with Special Needs?

Do you have a teenager with special needs looking to be in Faith Formation, but you're unsure if a traditional program is the best fit? Please connect with us to discuss options. Every person is unique and we want to work with you and your family to determine the best way for them to grow in faith. Contact Kayla.Rooney@stjosephcommunity.org or 651-313-8464 to begin the discussion.

Youth Ministry Opportunities

Check out below some of the Youth Ministry options being offered for High School teens. If you have any questions about opportunities or would like more information, contact YouthMinistry@StJosephCommunity.org or 651-423-4402.

High School Youth Group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays

Drop-in for an evening of faith, fun, and fellowship. We enjoy community with one another through games/activities, prayer, and a faith talk. Contact Gabriel.Leahy@StJosephCommunity.org for more information.

High School Leadership "CORE" Team
2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Looking go deeper into your faith? Want to be a leader in the faith and help with events such as retreats, middle school youth group, and other programming around the parish? Join us on these 2nd and 4th Tuesdays to go deeper with our Lord and how you can be a disciple and leader for Him. Contact Gabriel.Leahy@StJosephCommunity.org for more information.

Summer 2022 Programs - Register Today!

Steubenville Youth Conference 2022 "Fearless"
July 15-17, 2022
Rochester, MN (Mayo Civic Center)
Registration Open to CURRENT 8th-12th Graders
$375 Early Bird Fee*
Steubenville Flyer and Registration 2022

Teens' lives are transformed in attending these powerful Steubenville Youth Conferences each year! Join us as we head to Rochester, MN, for a jam-packed weekend of dynamic speakers, live band, praise & worship, Mass, Adoration, Confession, small group time, fun and fellowship with peers. We will be joined by over 2,000 other teens from across the mid-west as we grow deeper in faith with the Lord. Contact Gabriel.Leahy@StJosephCommunity.org for more information.

"I have told this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world." ~John 16:33 (Steubenville 2022 Theme Verse)

Click the picture below for a 2022 Promo Video!

**Registration fee will go up to $400 after January 7, 2022.

Mission Trip Summer 2022
July 17-23, 2022
Marshalltown, IA
Cost $925
Registration open to CURRENT 9th-12th Graders
Catholic Heart Workcamp 2022 Registration Form

Join us for a week-long mission trip to Marshalltown, Iowa. Devastating tornadoes in 2018 and derecho rains have put the community in need of help. We'll travel down to assist them in rebuilding and restoring all in the name of Christ. In the evenings we'll be inspired by keynote speakers, live band, praise & worship, Adoration, Mass and more. Don't miss out!

Contact Gabriel.Leahy@StJosephCommunity.org for more information.

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