Youth Ministry

Junior High Youth Evangelization, 6th - 8th grade

EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

EDGE meets in the Teen Center on Mondays from 5:30-7:00pm. Our Fall '24 Kickoff day is September 9.

Teen and High School Youth Evangelization, 9th - 12th grade

Life Teen is a Christ Centered movement that strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church. Our goal is to encourage a deeper relationship with Christ and the Church.

Life Teen meets in the Teen Center on Sundays from 5:00-6:30pm. Our Fall '24 Kickoff day is September 8.

Our Lady of Joy Teen Mass

Our Lady of Joy is committed to making teens feel at home and feel engaged in the Parish. Through this commitment, we have a Mass specially designated to making teens feel at home at Our Lady of Joy.

Through worship music, teen & youth-centered homilies, teen involvement as sacristans, lectors, and ushers, great hospitality, and more, the Teen Mass creates an environment where young people can come to worship and feel recognized by the community.

Core Member Volunteers

What is a Core Member Volunteer? Catholic adults who are living out their Catholic Faith and want to share that with the teens in our parish.

We ask our Edge or Life Teen Core Member Volunteers to be committed to attending the weekly Edge or Life Teen nights. We ask that you form relationships with the youth, lead small group discussions and ice breaker games, give testimony, and be an example of Catholic joy.

At Our Lady of Joy we want to equip our volunteers with everything they would need, so materials and schedules are sent in advance of Edge and Life Teen nights.

Interested? Want to find out more? Email Mady at to set up an informal interview!