Middle School Faith Formation

Middle School Faith Formation meets on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Youth gather together in small groups to learn more about their faith, the Bible, the Mass and much more. Curriculum used in Middle School is from Ascension Press which features dynamic Catholic speakers such as: Fr. Mike Schmitz, Mark Hart, Chris Stefanick, Jackie Francois, Fr. Josh Johnson, and many more.

2019-2020 Program Highlights

  • Middle School will meet every Wednesday from 7pm-8:30pm
  • 1st Wednesdays of the month will be Family Formation nights from 6:30p-8:00pm with guest speakers for parents and teenagers! (This is in place of their regular class at 7pm)
  • Youth Ministry nights on select Wednesdays throughout the year
  • All Day NET Ministry Retreat on Thursday, November 7, 2019! (There is no school that day for District 196)

Contact FaithFormation@StJosephCommunity.org for more information about Middle School Faith Formation programming or call the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

Click here to learn about registration fees and/or to register for the 2019-2020 school year.

Grade 6 / Encounter

Encounter is a Catholic Bible Study designed specifically for Middle School youth. Through DVD presentations and small group discussion, youth are drawn into Salvation Story and come to a new and deeper understanding of who God is. Click here to learn more about Encounter and view sample clips of the program. Every student will receive their own copy of the "Break Through" Catholic Bible for teens!

Grade 7 & 8 / Altaration

Altaration helps teens appreciate and understand the beauty and mystery of the Mass. The program is designed to stir thought and discussion through dynamic presentations and small group discussions. Click here to learn more about Altaration and view sample clips of the program.

2019-2020 Schedule

Stay tuned for the 2019-2020 Faith Formation Schedule! We will begin in mid-late September and be wrapped up by early May 2020.

Coming 2020-2021 for Grade 8

YOU: Life, Love, and The Theology of the Body
In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there! YOU introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift to others. Click here for more information about YOU and view sample clips of the program.


Youth Ministry Opportunities

Below are some upcoming Youth Ministry opportunities for Middle School Youth. If you have any questions or want more information please contact us at YouthMinistry@StJosephCommunity.org or 651-423-4402.

NET Ministries D-Week*

If you are ready to ignite your Catholic faith, personally experience the power and presence of our great God, and discover the mission and purpose for which you are created, then D-Week is for you! NET Ministries in West St. Paul is hosting a Middle School D-Week June 24-26, 2019. Click here for more information and to register.
*Teens register for D-Week on an individual basis through NET Ministries.

VBS Volunteer

VBS on August 5-9 is a great opportunity for Middle School aged youth to volunteer and help out the younger kids. Click here for more information about VBS here at St. Joe's (located at the bottom of the Elementary Faith Formation page).