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Middle School YouthLife (Grades 6-8)
Middle School YouthLife is the faith formation program developed for youth in 6th through 8th grades to learn about their Catholic faith. This program provides students an opportunity to put their faith into action through community service, active participation in parish life and provide an atmosphere of safe, fun activities. Middle School YouthLife for the 2022-2023 school year begins on Tuesday, September 20th 6:30-8:00PM. Parents must attend the first class meeting with their youth.
High School YouthLife (Grades 9-12)
High School YouthLife encourages 9th through 12th graders to participate in various activities that promote youth presence in the parish. YouthLife meetings are lectionary based and focus on Gospel values while applying information to youth everyday life. Students will work on community service projects and actively participate in the parish life. High School YouthLife for the 2022-2023 school year will begin on Monday, September 19th from 6:30-8:00PM. Parents need to attend the first night of classes with their youth.
Youth Enrichment Programs
Harmonic Youth is a group of Junior High, High School Youth and Young Adults with a desire to share the gift of time and talent to enhance the liturgical celebrations with songs, rhythm and spirit within our Parish Community. We are grateful for God’s given gift of music that we are inspired to reach out to other youth and young adult of our parish and share the experience of fellowship among each other. If you are a Middle School Youth, High School Youth or Young Adult and would like to share your gift with us, please call the Youth Office at (253) 833-5130 ext. 205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Youth Holiday Caroling
High School Catholic Youth Convention
The Catholic Youth Convention (CYC) is a weekend experience of evangelization and transformation, where all parishes are welcomed to, and supported in, providing their high school youth with an encounter with God and deepening of our Catholic faith. CYC provides a place for over 1400+ youth to enter into a deeper, more vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and return to their parish communities with ardor for the Gospel. Scheduled for November 12-13, 2022 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Middle School Encounter
Middle School Encounter is a day designed to celebrate Catholic youth and all they bring to the Church. Over 600+ youth from Washington, Oregon and Canada will come together for an interactive day where you will have the opportunity to meet new people, listen to talks that will deepen their faith, and be invited to participate in various interactive activities with the day closing with Mass.
Join youth in grades 6-8 and experience God through community, learning and prayer. It will be a day of of journeying in faith as pilgrims of hope through lively general sessions, engaging workshops and a fun-filled gathering of the universal Church. Registration opens soon! This year's Middle School Encounter will be held on March 11th from 9:30am-5pm at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, WA.
24-Hour Food Fast
Food fast is a 24-hour education program sponsored by the Catholic Relief Services during Lent for High School Youth and Young Adults in Holy Family and other local parishes. Youth join together in solidarity with the poor around the world and hundreds of other teens across the country for 24 hours that last a lifetime. This is an overnight event that ends with Mass and a simple dinner together. Each youth participant is asked to seek donations or pledges for the Catholic Relief Services. This retreat is a multi-parish event open to High School youth and Young Adults in college level. There is no cost to participate.
Youth Service Week
Junior High and High School students are invited to participate in a yearly service week which is mission work locally in the greater community of Auburn and at the parish for the youth during the summer.
PLUGGED – IN” Youth Service Week 2022
The Youth Service Week from June 26th - June 30th was a wonderful experience for our High School and Middle School Youth who participated in serving the needs of our parish community. Congratulations for a job well done to everyone from our three parishes from Holy Spirit (Kent}, St Stephen (Renton) and Holy Family (Auburn). These hardworking youth did various chores at the Auburn Food Bank and prepared Ditty Bags for the Seafarers Ministry of the Archdiocese. Most importantly, the mission week accomplished the task of creating a strong bond among our youth as they experienced the joy of serving together and bringing the Love of Jesus to their work sites.
“RESTORED” Youth Service Week 2021
Last summer, the Youth Ministries from Holy Spirit (Kent), St Stephen the Martyr (Renton) and Holy Family (Auburn) held a joint-parish Youth Summer Service & Retreat event called “RESTORED”. The High School youth (and incoming 9th graders) were invited to participate in a summer
mission service and retreat experience for five days. They experienced
learning the Catholic Social Teachings, serving at the Holy Family church grounds and the Auburn Food Bank, and be in retreat with the Steubenville Youth Conference for the weekend.