Youth Summer Opportunities
Encounter (Grades 6 & 7*)Encounter is a Catholic Bible study designed specifically for middle school youth. Through large group presentations and small group discussions, youth are drawn into the 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.
Middle school youth meet 2 Wednesdays a month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. (If you have a youth in Elementary as well they will be scheduled to attend the same evening unless you request otherwise.)*Encounter will be offered to just 6th graders starting in 2019-2020.
Altaration (Grade 8*) Altaration helps youth 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 conversations. Click here to learn more about Altaration and view sample clips of the program.
Middle school youth meet 2 Wednesdays a month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. (If you have a youth in Elementary as well they will be scheduled to attend the same evening unless you request otherwise.)
*Altaration will be offered to 7th & 8th graders in 2019-2020; in 2020-2021 it will be offered only to 7th graders. Stay tuned for a NEW 8th grade program to be released in 2020-2021.
2018-2019 Schedule & Booklet Middle School (Red Booklet) DatesClick here to download a copy of the RED Booklet.
October 3 & 24
December 5 & 19
January 9 & 23
February 6 & 20
April 3 (Family Stations of the Cross) & April 17
May 1 & May 8 (Closing Mass)
SPECIAL EVENTS just for MS Youth!
Friday, November 16, 2018
5:30pm - 10:00pm | $10
Ignite Night is presented by Partnership for Youth and is a night of fun, food, praise/worship, community, key note speaker, live music, etc. Middle School youth from all over the Archdiocese will gather for this fun event. This year it will be hosted at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage - just down the road! Bus transportation will be provided from St. Joe's. Cost is only $10 (includes everything for the night). REGISTER TODAY for the amazing event.
Registration is due by November 2, 2018.
Click here to download the registration form.
Forms and $10 fee can be turned into the Parish Office.
Save the Date!
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Calling All Middle School Youth - you do NOT want to miss this BRAND NEW event coming to the Twin Cities Metro! Rise Up is presented by Partnership for Youth and is a day long faith conference specifically for Middle School Youth and challenges them to "rise up" to live their faith radically, confident that they are known and loved by God the Father. Young people will be strengthened in their relationship with Christ through keynote speakers, praise & worship, Adoration, Reconciliation, and lots of fun activities. It will be hosted at the Radisson Blu Motel at the MOA and cost around $60. Stay tuned for more information and registration.