Youth Faith Formation
"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12
Faith Formation for the Youth of St. Joseph
We hope to start our Youth off on the right path to God, through our youth programs. Our youth programs are for ages Kindergarten to high school. See tabs below for more information on each.
Our Youth programs can only be made possible by volunteer catechists. If you are interested in serving God, through this minister, please contact the Parish office.
All catechists must have Virtus child protection training, which is available for free by the Jefferson City Diocese.
For more information on registering your children for the program or becoming a catechist, please contact Amy Nation at the Parish office.
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) – Catholic faith formation classes for children who attend public school (Kindergarten through grade sixth) are held on Sunday mornings, following Mass, starting around 9:30 and going till around 10:30 a.m. Classes will begin in September and go till May. Snacks are provided at each class and donated snacks from parents are welcome. Registration for classes takes place in August, after Mass on Sundays; please pay attention to the calendar and news feed for details closer to time.
We are always looking for volunteer catechists to serve in our CCD program. Please contact the Parish office if you are interested. All catechists must have Virtus child protection training and a background check, which is available for free by the Jefferson City Diocese, before working with our youth.
For more information on registering your child(ren) for the program, donating snacks, or becoming a catechist, please contact Amy Nation at the Parish office at 660-248-2439 or email@example.com.
For information on our Confirmation preparation program please visit the link below.
"Life Teen is a movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church."
Life Teen will be coming to our church soon. For more information, contact the Religious Education Director, Amy Nation, at 660-248-2439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Youth Programs Available
Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.
A summer adventure camp for Catholic young men of High School age focused on faith, leadership, brotherhood, and adventure.
A high-energy youth conference where thousands of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments, small group discussions, and fellowship with other teens.
National Catholic Youth Conference
A national, bi-annual, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teens and adult chaperones.