High School Youth Ministry is called Defenders of Christ (D.O.C.). D.O.C. meets every Sunday immediately following the 4:30 PM mass at St. Joseph’s. We start by eating dinner together each week. D.O.C. is a place for teens to make new friends who are going through the same struggles. They play games together, compete in challenges, learn how to live their faith in today’s society, and learn how to share their beliefs with friends who may not believe the same things. Many of the Teens have shared that D.O.C. has come to feel like a second family because they know it is a safe place they can be themselves and have people who care about them. D.O.C. meetings go from 5:30-8:00 pm every Sunday.
D.O.C. also offers a hang out where the teens can come and just spend some unstructured time together. There are snacks and games that they can play. For dates and times of hang outs please contact Beth Throm.
Middle School Youth Ministry is called Rise Up. Rise Up is for 5th through 8th graders. Rise Up meets throughout the school year and the meeting times currently being adjusted to better suit the needs of the middle schoolers. Please see the bulletin for more information.
Youth Ministry Volunteers