Middle School

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.

Upcoming Events

Next Middle School Youth Group (MSYG) meeting will be Friday, May 19, 6:30-8:00 pm. Meet at the volleyball court (near the outdoor Mary statue) for a BONFIRE! Current 5th Graders are invited to join us for this last MSYG meeting of the school year. Bring a friend!

Summer Madness

pic_YM_SummerMadness1_20150721Summer 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.

Dates for Summer Madness 2017 are July 17-21, 2017.

Summer Madness Forms

Our Summer Madness Program for 2017 is now FULL. To be added to our Wait List, please complete the Summer Madness Participant Form below and turn it in to the parish office without payment. Payment will be due if a space becomes available.

Summer Madness 2017 Basic Info

Summer Madness Participant Packet 2017

Summer Madness Driver Info

Sign-Up Genius for Summer Madness Drivers

Musically Speaking

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.


Additional Information

Religious Education


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