High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry is our Faith Formation program for High School Students:  ninth through twelfth grade.  As with all Faith Development in the Star of the North Catholic Community, catechesis of our Youth follows the same topic outline as our RCIA program.

H.S. Youth Ministry Meetings

Currently, our High School Youth Ministry meets every Sunday during the school year.  We also meet on occasion throughout the summer months.  We meet after the 10:30AM Mass in the Youth Room at the Parish Center.  Our meetings start at 11:30AM and end at 2:00PM.  In fellowship with Christ and one another, we cook and eat a meal together and share our formation in faith at table.

Upcoming High School Youth Ministry Events

H.S. Lenten Retreat:  We Come to Your Feast

When:  H.S. Lenten Retreat will be held Friday, February 20, through Sunday, February 22, 2015.
Cost per Person:  $32.50 (Checks Payable to St. Joseph's Catholic Church)
Where:  Comfort Suites Lakeside Resort, Houghton Lake, click here for directions.
Registration Deadline for all forms and Money:  Friday, February 13, 2015
Contact:  Wayne A. Winter - (989)345-0064x306
Click the title above for forms. Financial Aid:  Scholarships are available to you.  If you need financial assistance to attend the H.S. Lenten Retreat, complete our Scholarship Application found here.

Includes:  Meals, lodging and all supplies.
This retreat will be led by Saint Michael's, Our Lady of the Lake, and Star of the North Youth Ministries.
Come and join youth from other parishes in our Diocese as we prepare for the great feast of Easter.

Just Works

When:  Just Works will be held Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31.
Cost per Person:  $135.50 (Checks Payable to St. Joseph's Catholic Church)
Where:  Twin Lakes, Traverse City, click here for directions.
Registration Deadline for all forms and Money:  Friday, June 26, 2015
Contact:  Wayne A. Winter - (989)345-0064x306
Click the title above for forms.
Financial Aid: 
Scholarships are available to you.  If you need financial assistance to attend Just Works, complete our Scholarship Application found here.

The Just Works experience, for youth, introduces young people to concepts:  peace and justice, Catholic Social Teaching, and the scriptural background for that teaching.  Sponsored by two Secretariats of the Diocese of Gaylord, Just  Works challenges young people to live out the Gospel call to peace and justice in their personal lives.  The program enables youth to understand Catholic Social Teaching and apply it to peace and justice issues and to act on this application.  The program will be held in beautiful Traverse City at the old home of CLI—Twin Lakes.  It will offer justice education through presentations, sharing, experiential simulations, prayer, and community living.  There will also be plenty of good food and recreational time—including a sports field and a beach. 

SPACE IS RESTRICTED TO 35 YOUTH.

Apply Early to save a place at Just Works 2015