Ministries

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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St. Joseph Catholic Youth Ministry’s mission is reach teenagers looking for more to life than what the world is offering them. It’s opportunity to not only learn more about the Catholic faith but what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Confirmation Preparation 2018-2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

To do this we offer a year long program that includes:

  • A pilgrimage and retreat where candidates can focus on where they are in their faith formation.
  • Small group atmosphere where candidates can ask questions, be heard and grow in their Catholicism with others.
  • Accessible and engaging training for parents and sponsors so that they can confidently walk alongside their candidates.
  • Content that not only helps a teen go deeper in their faith but thrive in life.

To enroll in our preparation you need to:

  1. Complete the online registration by clicking HERE
  2. Parents complete a 500 word essay answering the question “What’s the single biggest challenge you face when it comes to sharing your Catholic faith with your teen?”*
  3. Teens complete a 500 word essay or 2 minute video answering the question “What’s the single biggest challenge you face when it comes to having a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ?”
  4. All essays and video links should be sent to Chris Wesley at cwesley@sjpray.org with the subject line: Confirmation Video/Essay

To sign up click HERE

And to get a glimpse of our program check out our FAQ Sheet:

In English click HERE

En Español click HERE

REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JUNE 3rd, 2018

Camp S*MILE Registration is OPEN!

Current Middle School Students (6th -8th) looking to make an impact on their faith and their surrounding community should join us for Camp S*MILE the week of July 30th – August 3rd. During this week teens will learn about faith justice issues, learn how to serve and love their neighbor. Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up today. Click HERE for more information.

 

Edge (Middle School) — Grades 6 through 8

Sundays 5:00 to 7:00pm (Starting up again February 11th)

At Edge teens will learn more about their Catholic faith and identity in Christ through engaging activities and meaningful relationships. While we want to help younger generations grow in their relationship with Christ, this program is open to all teens, no matter their beliefs.

To register click HERE

To get a look at the year ahead please download the calendar HERE

The Underground (High School) — Grades 9 through 12

Sunday 5:00 to 7:00pm (Starting up again February 11th)

At The Underground, high school students will form relationships with their peers and adults who want to help them discover God’s purpose for their life and the role they can play in the local and universal Church. While we want to help younger generations grow in their relationship with Christ, this program is open to all teens, no matter their beliefs.

To register click HERE

To get a look at the year ahead please download the calendar HERE

NEXT SERIES

 

The Edge (Middle School)

April 8th – 29th Sundays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm MPR

God has called us to be good stewards over our time, money and gifts. Middle school students have access to all of the above and should join us for our three-week series about finding contentment and value in what we have, and giving generously even when it seems insignificant.

The Underground (High School)

April 8th – 29th Sundays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Joe’s Cafe

We all have a tendency to judge and hate on others, but we often make those calls without all the facts. In other words, we can’t see the big picture. If we could, it’d probably be a lot easier to move from hating to understanding. Maybe that’s why the Bible makes it clear that when it comes to judgment, that call is God’s to make.  Join us for a three-week series where we look at moving from hating to understanding others.

For more information contact Chris Wesley at cwesley@sjpray.org or visit our website at sjpmd.org/youth

Serve With Teenagers

What if serving the next generation could have an impact on your own faith? What if it could help you get to know more about God, the Catholic church and connect you to life changing relationships?

If you are interested contact us at cyc@sjpray.org

To get a look at the year ahead please download the calendar HERE