Youth Ministry Update

March 29, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of March 29 – Holy Week

Scripture: Lk 23:43 –  He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

YouCat: Question 337- How are we saved?  

Question: What is the Triduum?

Virtue: Servitude

Saint: Dimas the Good Thief


No Faith Formation Sunday April 5th – Easter Sunday or Sunday April 12th – Divine Mercy Sunday

Volunteers needed for YLI Seminarian Tea – contact Sarah if interested

Pancake Breakfast – Sunday April 12th – volunteers needed

Interested in serving on the leadership team – talk with Sarah!

Permission slips and information about summer events are out – get them turned ASAP

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and Jesus’ Triumphant entrance into Jerusalem.  This week is filled with beautiful traditions to help all of us enter into Holy Week.  Check out the bulletin for the Holy Week schedule and be sure to go to the St. Joseph Youth Ministry Facebook page for daily reflections.  As we end this Lenten season and enter into Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, I pray that your Lenten commitments and sacrifices have helped you prepare for this incredibly awesome week in the Church year and in our faith lives.  It is important to remember that we are all called to remember the gift of our Baptism and celebrate with those entering the Church during the Easter Vigil their new life in Christ.

Faith Tid-Bit:

As we celebrate Palm Sunday, we see people glorifying Jesus.  They sing His praises.  They seat him on a colt that has never been ridden before, and they spread their cloaks over the colt’s back to make it more comfortable for him.  They don’t even let the colt that he is riding upon set foot on the dirty ground.  They spread their coats and leafy branches to make a path.  What path have you made for Jesus in your life?  Do you save the best of everything for him, and give him your all?  Or do you give God and the Church your leftover time, attention, and energy?  Think about where you want to see your life go in the next few years.  How will you give glory to God through your life?  God’s glory is made visible for others when His children use their gifts to serve the Church.

Youth Ministry Update

March 22, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of March 22

Scripture: Pb 25:28Like a city breached, without walls, is one who lacks self-control.

YouCat: Question 318 – What are vices? 

Question: Our Lenten journey is coming to an end, how do you feel? 

Virtue: Self-Control

Saint: Nicholas Owen


Spring Break – March 22th-28th

Chrism Mass – Monday March 30th – space is limited

Men’s and Women’s Discernment Day – April 11th – space is limited

Pancake Breakfast – Sunday April 12th – volunteers needed

Divine Mercy Procession and Mass – all invited to participate

Community Service Reflection due – April 12th

Food Fast – April 17th-18th – space is limited

Faith Tid-Bit:

Discipline in the spiritual life means a gradual process of coming home to where we belong and listening there to the voice which desires our attention.   

Youth Ministry Update

March 15, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of March 15

Scripture:  Dt 5:33 – You must follow exactly the path that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you are to possess.

YouCat: Question 291How can a person tell whether his action is good or bad?

Question: When you hear ‘moral relativism’ what do you think of?

Virtue: Morality

Saint: Joseph


March 19th—St. Joseph Feast Day—join us for the celebration!

Applications for summer events are available!! – Christian Leadership Institute, Quo Vadis Days, Steubenville NW, Higher Calling and Nun Run

Spring Break March 22-28—no faith formation gatherings/activities

Spring events: Pascua, Discernment Days, Food Fast – talk to Sarah for details

Faith Tid-Bit:

St. John Paul II has a great deal to teach us about morality and what is means to live our lives as the holy men and women God made us to be. It is sad that we live in a world that downplays the importance and need for living a moral life. We are constantly told we are ‘free’ to do whatever we want, as long as it feels good to us. But that isn’t freedom…” Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – St. John Paul II


St. Joseph Parish Retreat (April 17 – 19, 2015)

March 11, 2015 - News & Events

The theme of the retreat is “Renewing the Presence of Jesus in Life.”

The retreat will continue our spiritual journey of Lent and Easter.
Many people from across the U.S. have found this retreat experience a valuable way to strengthen their spiritual life as Catholics.


The weekend of April 17 – 19


Mount Angel Abbey Guest House


Br. Cyril Drnjevic, OSB
He gave the final conference of our parish retreat last year.

Deacon Armando and Diana Escamilla
They are a married couple who serve in the Diocese of Yakima.

Please call the parish office for more information and to sign up:

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Youth Ministry Update

March 8, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of March 8

Scripture: Luke 9:23 – Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”

YouCat: Question 277- What are the Stations of the Cross?

Question: What are some devotions people participate in during Lent?

Virtue: Obedience

Saint: Dominic Savio


St. John Paul II Relic will be at St. Joseph’s on Wednesday March 11!! – Be in the gym at 6:45pm for talk with Sisters about the Life of St. John Paul II and the gift/tradition of relics

Spring events: Rise Up Rally, Pascua, Discernment Days, Food Fast – talk to Sarah for details

Applications for summer events are available – get them turned in!! – Quo Vadis Days, CLI, Steubenville NW, Higher Calling and Nun Run

High School Service Night – Thursday March 19th – We will be helping with the St. Joseph Feast Day Celebration

Faith Tid-Bit:

In today’s Gospel we hear how Jesus was truly hurt by the treatment of His Father’s house…Is our church a place that you keep sacred?  How do you dress when you come to church?  When you are in our worship space, whether it is for Mass or another event, do you always remember to treat the place with reverence and avoid doing things like joking around with your friends or playing with your cell phone?  How do you treat the others you encounter, whether friends or people whom you don’t know well?  Next time you are in church, take notice of how you are acting.  Make sure that your words and behavior respect God’s holy presence.