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Please note - the information on this page is from
the 2022-2023 program year.

Updated information about 2023-2024 will be posted as soon as it is avaiable. Returning families will receive details via mail in the summer.

If you are new to our program, please reach out to our office. so we can add your family to our mailing list.

Please stop by our office (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm) for more information

***Please see below for current availability of mini-courses by grade level ***

New to our community or Youth Ministries Program? WELCOME!

New families should contact the Evangelization and Catechesis Office at your earliest convenience to discuss our program offerings. 

Our program is offered as part of our Tri-Parish Community and provides opportunities for  children and youth from Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph's Parishes.

All families who were previously enrolled in our program should have received a detailed mailing in late August.  If you did not receive that mailing - please reach out to Maria to verify we have the correct contact information on file for your family.

 2022-2023 Faith Formation and Youth Ministries Welcome Letter

2022-2023 Youth Ministries Overview

2022-2023 Youth Ministries Schedule

These documents were part of the August mailing, you can view and/or print them by clicking the links above.

Mini-Courses for Grades 6 - 10

Mini-Courses are limited to 14 participants per topic and are filled on a first come basis at enrollment. If mailing in your enrollment form, please be sure to include back-up options in the event your top preferences are full.

2022-2023 Mini-Course Topics and Dates

(Please click on the grade level for a pdf file of topics and meeting dates)

As topics reach capacity a note is made under each grade level.

Availability last updated 9/22/22 at 3;00pm

Session #1 - The Beatitudes - LIMITED SPACES

Session #1 - Making Good Choices - FULL

Session #1 - Friend in Jesus - LIMITED SPACES

Session #5 - Fruits of the Holy Spirit - LIMITED 

Session #1 - Works of Mercy - FULL

Session #5 - Cath Social Teaching - FULL

Session #1 - Vocations - FULL

Session #2 Sacraments of Initiation - CANCELLED

Session #3 - Waiting, Watching, Wondering - FULL

Session #5 - Wonder & Awe - FULL

Community Service in Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries Participants are expected to have a

demonstrated commitment to Community Service.

Each year, regardless of which faith formation model is selected,

participants in grades 6 -11 are required to complete a minimum of:

1 Ministry Service (formerly called inside service) and

1 Mission Service (formerly called outside service)

Ministry Service directly benefits our Parish Community offering Youth Ministries participants an opportunity to work alongside existing Parish Ministries.

Mission Service takes our young adults out into the world completing service that benefits our community at large. Many Mission Service Opportunities are coordinated through our office, however, we recognize that many youth are involved with community service through various school, scout and sports organizations - oftentimes those experiences can fulfill your Mission Service requirement. Please contact the Youth Ministries Office for approval.

Nick Vautrin, Jack Mongan, and Jordan Manocchi are eager to serve during the Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry. Volunteering with the Knights - is just one of the many Ministry Service Opportunities available to our teens!

2022-2023 Community Service Opportunities

will be shared via email as they become available!

Please be sure that we have the correct email address on file for you, so that you receive program updates and reminders.

Youth Ministries Handbook - is being updated for 2022-2023

Click here to read, download and print a copy of the Youth Ministries Handbook. This handbook is designed to answer many frequently asked questions about mini-courses, community service, workshops, program expectations and more!

Each participant and their family is expected to review the Handbook and then sign and return the Participant/Parent Contract. If you have not yet turned in your contract, please do so as soon as possible. If you need another contract, you can print one here.

Volunteering with Youth Ministries

Please click HERE if you would like to volunteer with Youth Ministries. Available opportunities include: being a mini-course catechist or substitute, chaperoning service outings, social events, functions, baking for various YM events.

Click above to email us or call us at 518.399.9203

Looking for Confirmation Information? Click the image above and bookmark the Confirmation page!

Meet the

Youth Ministries Staff

Christine Goss

Director of

Evangelization and Catechesis

[email protected]

518-399-9210 ext 235

Comprehensive Youth Ministries

Our Church embraces the philosophy of "Comprehensive Youth Ministries" (CYM) The goal of CYM is to utilize 8 components of ministry to ensure that youth are fully engaged in all aspects of our Church. Many people think of youth ministries as going to "religion classes" - "Catechesis" (learning about faith) is 1 of the 8 components but CYM is SO much MORE than just religion classes!