Youth Ministry

St. Joseph is dedicated to leading you closer to Christ and into a deeper knowledge and love of Him and of your Catholic faith through fellowship, catechesis, and fun! Bring a friend! Be bold, be faithful, be original, be Catholic!

Youth Faith Formation for the 2018-19 school year is underway!

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

Click here to download the Middle School Registration Form
Youth Grades 6th-8th meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 - 8PM.

Here is the schedule for the remaining Middle School meeting dates:

January 9th: The Eucharist
January 16th: Walk through the Mass
January 23rd: Penance and Anointing of the Sick
January 30th: Matrimony and Holy Orders
February 6th: Virtue, Grace, and a Path to Happiness
February 13th: SAFE ENVIRONMENT NIGHT - Meet at the Hub at St. Louise in Bellevue at 7PM
February 20th: NO CLASS – Mid Winter Break
February 27th: A Love that Lasts
March 6th: NO CLASS – Ash Wednesday---Join us at Mass!
March 13th: Catholic Social Teaching Night #1
March 20th: NO CLASS (Parish Mission Week! Check out our Parish Mission Schedule and join us for some sessions!)
March 27th: Catholic Social Night #2
April 3rd: Entering into the Paschal Mystery


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

Click here to download the High School Registration Form
This year we are using a new program called Y-Disciple that will focus on forming community and growing in faith within small group communities. Meeting times vary to accommodate different schedules.

HIGH SCHOOL STRENGTHS FINDER RETREAT: FEBRUARY 9
Don’t miss out on our upcoming Strengths Retreat on Feb. 9th! Take the Cliftons Strengths assessment to discover your top five strengths, and then join us for a mini afternoon retreat (11:30AM-4:00PM) to learn more about how to utilize your particular strengths. This is a great addition to college applications and resumes! Click here for a registration form, and turn it in to Carlie by Jan. 20th.

Please contact Carlie Betz if you have any questions or would like further information: (425) 392-5516 x226 or by email.


If you'd like to help to offset the costs and provide sponsorship for a teen, please contact Carlie in the parish office. Purchasing Brown Bear Car wash tickets is a great way to contribute! Contact Carlie by email and purchase at the following prices: $8 each, a pack of 5 tickets for $35, or a pack of ten tickets for $60. Thank you so much for your continued support of the youth of St. Joseph parish!


 SUGGESTED READING
Teens: 
Ask the Bible Geek by Mark Hart, 
Did Adam and Eve have Belly Buttons? by Matthew Pinto, 
Because God is Real by Peter Kreeft, 
The Next Step: A Catholic teen’s guide to surviving High School, 
If You Really Loved Me: 100 questions on dating, relationships and sexual purity by Jason Evert

Parents: 
Raising Pure Teens by Jason Evert and Chris Stefanick, 
How to wolf-proof your kids: A practical guide for keeping your kids Catholic by Greg Michuta, 
Challenge accepted: A Catholic parents’ guide to the Middle School years

Great DVD’s to watch as a family: 
The Man Talk by Matt Fradd, 
From Top Model to Role Model by Leah Darrow