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 resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth.

EDGE will meet online through Google Meet until further notice. All in-person events on campus at Our Lady of Joy are currently suspended.

For 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. EDGE meets online through Google Meet.

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 by providing the following opportunities:

  • Opportunities for intimate encounters with Christ through regular Teen-centered Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Encouraged regular Mass attendance, specifically the Teen Mass on Sundays at 4:00pm
  • An opportunity to attend Mass planned and coordinated with youth in mind. The Teen Mass is a youth facilitated Mass that focuses on creating a vibrant place to worship that encourages teens to attend, be challenged to live as Disciples and encounter Christ in a new way

Life Teen will meet online through Google Meet until further notice. All in-person events on campus at Our Lady of Joy are currently suspended.

For 9th-12th graders. Life Teen will meet bi-weekly in age appropriate small groups on Google Meet.

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

The Teen Mass is at 4:00pm on Sundays and is live-streamed through YouTube or Christian World Media. We hope to see you there!