Purpose Statement

Our ministry’s purpose is to engage young people in the vibrant life of the Catholic Faith and to form lifelong disciples of Christ and His Church.

Opportunity to Build Community

Youth Group is a ministry for students in grades 6-12. It provides the opportunity for youth to come together and discuss their faith, as well as to serve their community in powerful ways. Our youth group will also raise up peer leaders who will be older high school students that are ready to take on a leadership role in youth ministry.

Explore Faith Together

Youth explore their faith through games, discussion, small groups snd videos. Students socialize, share in a meal or snacks while learning about the faith and praying as a community. Every session ends with Adoration in the Chapel.

Throughout the year, the Youth Ministry hosts several retreats focusing on strengthening relationships with Christ, His Church, and with each other. Service projects are also a large part of youth group and taking our faith to the streets to spread the gospel message, leading by example.

Calendar

An RSVP is never necessary.  Youth can come as often as they like and bring a friend or a few.

Our new Youth Ministry leader, Allison Verhofstadt is currently discerning the date(s) and time(s) this group will meet.  She is gathering information to determine what would best meet the needs of our faith community, and not only when to meet.  She is also interested in know what sort of youth programming, service projects, retreats are sought after.

Stay tuned for more information on how you can tell us what you think! For now get to know Allison.

 Coming soon!

Graduate Blessing

Every year Saint Patrick Catholic Church offers Graduate Blessing.

Students are invited to complete a Graduate Bio Form for inclusion in a special edition of the Church Bulletin.   All graduates are invited to receive a blessing at a designated Mass.  Students are requested to RSVP if they would like to receive a blessing at Mass, so that we can plan accordingly.

Download Graduate Bio Form

Online Graduate Bio Form

Summer Mission Opportunities

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The 300/4US

Each summer youth and families from the St. Pat’s community, and all over Washington, come together with 4US to have fun and raise money for UltraSound machines for Crisis Pregnancy Centers all over the country.

The300 will camp out for 3 days, in August to support the Rally Round 4 UltraSound events.

The300 will serve together with faith, fun and fellowship, working hard to tangibly impact eternity.

    • Thursday:  Set up canopies, fitness event courses, concessions and concert stage. Enjoy a feast and with fellowship.
    • Friday: Learn to be life champions during day and at night, serve thousands of people at theBEAT and the 5K Lumaglow Fun Run.
    • Saturday: Host 4 large fitness events, culminating in the world’s largest squirt gun fight. Pack up. Go home.

The300 will each raise $300 in 300 days to underwrite the Rally Round 4 UltraSound events.

100% of funds raised at the Rally Round 4 UltraSound events will provide ultrasound machines and training to centers that provide free services to pregnant women.

WHY?  Because upon seeing her baby on an ultrasound, 96% of women choose life.

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Ignite Your Torch

Ignite Your Torch is a Catholic youth conference for high school students.  It is in its third year in the Pacific northwest and it’s second year partnering with 4US to bring youth two deep, life changing weekends.   Youth from the St. Pat’s community have attended Ignite each year since its inception in the Pacific northwest.

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Ignite Your Torch joyfully embraces all the teachings of the Catholic Church. Through gifted speakers, amazing workshops and engaging small group discussions these teachings go from the head to the heart in a way that transforms lives.

One of the unique hallmarks of the Ignite Your Torch Conference is its pro-life emphasis. More so than ever, the Church’s teaching’s on marital love and the sanctity of all human life is being challenged by the culture of death. For this reason, Ignite Your Torch seeks to empower and equip our teens to build up the culture of life in practical ways using the beautiful and morally solid teachings of the Catholic Church.

I want to be part of Youth Ministry!

Allison Verhofstadt, Youth Minister

253-383-2783

youth@saintpats.org