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Middle School Youth Ministry (5th-8th Grade)

During these important years of adolescence, students begin individualizing and forming their own faith based on the foundation laid by their families. Our program is designed to create a space where students can explore the richness of our faith and begin forming their own practices of discipleship. The sessions we offer will be exciting, fun, formative, and not feel like "more school." The program will include the following:


  • Small Group Sessions - meeting approximately weekly with breaks for holidays and school breaks, led by small group leaders
  • Games - we know our students like to have fun and get moving!
  • Activities - we don't only learn about our faith we practice it, we will offer how-to's and opportunities for the students to try out new ways to live out their faith that can be continued as their relationship with God grows
  • Discussions - faith is expansive and diverse, so we can also learn from each other by hearing the different ways that others practice and also talk through the ways faith is relevant to our everyday life
  • Summer Community Events (optional) - it is extremely important to have friends who support and encourage us in our life as a disciple, these events will keep us in touch, give us a chance to simply have fun, and help us bond as a community centered on faith
We meet on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Side Chapel of the Church. Our full calendar will be available at registration and we will have some special events. Registering for the program will add you to our communications list. If you would like to have your teen try out one of our nights (before registering), to be added to our communications list, or are considering registering feel free to reach out!


Program Fees for 2024-25

All program fees are used to cover the costs associated with content, materials, and facilities. The fees are per family and inclusive of any of our PreK-8 Faith Formation programs (Family Faith Formation and Middle School Youth Ministry). Fees vary depending on program involvement:


  • 1 Child - $450
  • Family, 2 or more Children - $500
  • St. Josaphat School Student - $100
  • 8th Grade Confirmation Program Materials Fee (Supplies, Photos, Retreat) - $300 (paid and registered separately)

Make Your Payment

1) Online by clicking the "Make a Payment" button to the right, OR
2) Drop off or mail a check (payable to "St. Josaphat Parish") to the Parish Office:
Attn: Nathan Johnson
St. Josaphat Parish
2311 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago IL 60614
3) All payments must be made by the close of registration

Accompany families in their faith journey as a volunteer!

Our team is always looking for adults to share their faith and volunteer their time and talents for the sake of our community. Our Faith Formation Programs offer the opportunity fosters faithful discipleship by providing strong examples of adults who live their faith in their own life and share their experience with children and their families. There are many different ways you can volunteer based on your availability and skills. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity please contact our Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.

Thank You and God Bless!