|Welcome to high school youth ministry! The years during high school are a beautiful time of spiritual growth for our young parishioners as well as a time for questioning their faith. Properly nurtured, growth can be a result of this questioning.
A way for high school youth and their families to live out their baptismal call with the opportunity to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation
The goals of youth ministry at St. Joseph Church are to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person, to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the church, and to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Youth ministry provides opportunities for prayer and worship, retreats, ongoing faith formation, peer ministry, social activities and service to others. At St. Joseph Parish teens are encouraged to participate fully in youth ministry and parish life. They are invited to become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Music Ministers, Catechist Assistants and Ministers of Hospitality. They are encouraged to visit the elderly, feed the hungry and help the poor. It is through these actions that one can truly live as a disciple of Christ.
Here at St. Joseph, the emphasis is placed on total youth ministry. Confirmation preparation is only part of youth ministry. Participating in youth ministry in the early high school years is a way to understand what the life of a confirmed person entails. After teens have been an active participant in youth ministry, around the middle of sophomore year, immediate preparation for the sacrament of confirmation is offered as a choice to all who come forward.
The personal and spiritual growth of an individual does not end after the Sacrament of Confirmation has been received. It is LIFE LONG !
We don’t receive a sacrament and then walk away;
We receive a sacrament so that we can walk in a different way.
Welcome to the new year! In addition to attending retreats, Generations of Faith and performing service, there are several assignments that must be completed. They can be found below. Service Reflection~ St Joseph Youth Ministry Christian Service Reflection For teens in Year 1~ CHOOSING A CONFIRMATION SPONSOR CHOOSING A CONFIRMATION NAME For teens in year […]
Community FoodBank of NJ St. Joseph Youth Ministry organized a trip to the Community FoodBank of NJ. Located in Hillside, the group arrived there on Thursday, July 26 shortly before 10 am and worked until 12 noon. Along with another group of young people, they were able to sort through 175 boxes of food that […]
Opportunities for Charitable Acts! Eva’s Soup Kitchen On Monday, August 6, St. Joseph High School Youth Ministry will be volunteering to serve lunch at Eva’s soup kitchen in Paterson from 10:45 am until 1:00 pm. We will meet at St. Joseph Church at 10:00 am and return approximately 1:30 pm. We are asking for 8 […]
Bishop Serratelli will be at St. Joseph Church on Saturday, October 1, 2016 to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. We pray for the young people to be confirmed and congratulate them and their families.
The Youth Ministry event for Yr. 2 Teens has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 31.
To foster living as a disciple of Christ in our world today, teens are asked to attend special events. These events are designed to encourage attendance at parish and diocesan events that teens may not otherwise attend. The following special events are available for the 2014-2015 year. For further details consult the calendar or parish bulletin […]