Middle School Youth Group
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, middle school students can have fun together, grow in their relationship with God, and serve others in a faith-filled, nurturing environment.
MSYG meetings typically take place on the first and third Fridays of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm in the SJCC Youth Center. A favorite event organized by the MSYG is the annual Halloween Fun House for younger parishioners. Another highlight of our Middle School Program is the “Summer Madness” week of service in July.
Middle School Youth Group will resume in the fall. Watch for bulletin announcements, website updates, and emails for dates and time.
Summer Madness is an awesome opportunity for middle school parishioners to do community service, make friends with other middle school parishioners, and have fun! Summer Madness is designed to give middle school young people a chance to put their faith into action. Middle School teens spend their mornings volunteering at various organizations, including soup kitchens, nursing homes, horse rescues, farms, and more. The afternoons are reserved for fun outings and team-building activities.
We are looking for young people in 8th grade or older 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.
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:
Administrative Assistant for Youth Ministry