Middle School Faith Formation

Middle School Faith Formation meets on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Click here to download the 2018-2019 Middle School Red Booklet.

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

Grade 6 / Encounter

Encounter is a Catholic Bible Study designed specifically for Middle School youth. Through large group 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.

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.

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.

"Belong" Steubenville Conference

Current 8-12 Graders (2018-2019 School Year) are encouraged to attend the "Belong" Steubenville Conference on July 26-28, 2019 at the University of St. Thomas. This weekend conference will evangelize and equip teenagers to become radical and joy filled disciples. The $275 fee covers conference registration, housing, meals, and t-shirt. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to hear national speakers and to grow deeper in the Catholic faith. Check out the promotional video below! SPOTS ARE LIMITED! $100 deposit due with Registration Form. Click here to download the registration form.


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.