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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.
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.
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.
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 January 30, 2021.
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.
Youth Holiday Caroling
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.
“RESTORED” Youth Service Week
This 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.