High School

High School Happenings

In a world with so much craziness, it’s good to have a place where teens can experience a positive, “good-kind-of-craziness” with others who share their faith. In the Youth Ministry Program at St. Joseph, high school students can have fun together, grow in their relationship with God, and serve others in a faith-filled, nurturing environment.

High School Youth Group (HSYG) meets one Sunday afternoon a month to plan service projects and events.

Summer Retreat Opportunities

For High School Girls

Fiat Camp will be held at Mount St. Mary’s University, June 29-July 2, 2017. Spend time with other young women and discover the exciting things that God has for your life. The week includes inspiring talks, good food, games & sports, Mass and Confession, girl time, craft time, religious sisters, prayer times, and more! For information, visit www.bmorevocations.org.

For High School Boys

Quo Vadis Baltimore will be held July 5-9, 2017. Visit www.bmorevocations.org or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at BMoreQuoVadis.

Mission Trip

Gear up for these high-energy, home-repair mission trips during which youth work hard to improve the living situations of people in need, while also building strong relationships with friends and youth leaders.  Our previous mission trips have served the people of Scranton, PA, China Grove, NC, York, PA, Keansburg, NJ, Burlington, NJ and Lexington, NC.


June 18 – 24, 2017

Milton, PA

For more information, contact the YM Office.



Musically Speaking

We are looking for young people who sing and/or play a musical instrument (any instrument is great!) We rehearse on Sundays before the 5:00 pm Mass, then play at Mass. Contact the YM Office for more information. You may earn Confirmation service hours for your participation.

Teens are also invited to participate in the SJCC Hand Bell Choir. Interested? Contact Carole Gauthier at carolemgauthier@gmail.com


Additional Information



Resources for Parents

  • Beyond the Pew is a video resource that is specifically geared towards engaging parents. There are short, quick videos with practical ways for parents to bring the faith home. You can find the video blog here: http://beyondthepew.org/ or on their youtube channel
  • SJCC offers families a free membership to the website FORMED.org which offers a huge selection of videos for all ages to grow in their faith. Enter parish code HR7RK7.


For more information about these ministries, please contact:

Ann Schwartz
Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry
Doris Gallagher
Administrative Assistant for Youth Ministry