Youth Grades 6-12

Youth 365!

Youth 365, our annual youth fundraiser is going on now! It is designed to replenish our scholarship fund, so that finances will never be an obstacle for our youth to encounter Jesus.

Learn More and Donate Here

Catholic Youth Summer Camp

5th-8th Graders – CYSC Session 3, June 25-30, 2023

All students who are currently in grades 5-8 are encouraged to register for CYSC next summer! CYSC is a ministry of Damascus which is currently expanding to Minnesota! We are happy to be partnering with this amazing ministry to help our kids encounter Jesus in a powerful way. Check out last year’s highlight video to see our kids having a blast and a half!! See their website for more info! St. John the Baptist will be going to Session 3, June 25-30. We have reserved spots for your child, but space is limited! A registration link and parish code will be provided soon. Registration opens Oct 4 at 9:00 pm. The cost is $520. Scholarships will be offered to anyone who needs help. Contact Sarah at


9th-12th Graders – CYSC

Stay tuned for more info on how you can participate in camp next summer!

Middle School Opportunities

(Grades 6th-8th)

Wednesday Night Bible Study – Encounter the Story in Scripture

Our Middle School Formation program is growing and developing! We want this program to be a space where your child belongs and is built up in their Catholic faith and Catholic community! Your child will grow in their relationship with God, their familiarity with the scriptures, and their relationship with other faith-filled middle schoolers. Over three years, students will develop a firm foundation of faith to carry with them into high school and beyond. Incoming 6th graders will study the Old Testament. 7th and 8th graders will encounter the person of Jesus through the gospels. The program features a weekly scripture study, prayer, and a competition for the kingdom cup. The scripture study we will be following will be the Great Adventure Bible Timeline (modified by Sarah for middle schoolers). Not sure if you want to register? Come check it out first. Scholarships are available for students.

Program Components

Fall Kick-Off Retreat – September 30th, 2023 (times TBD)

This will be an opportunity for your child to connect with our community and reflect on their relationship with God.

Weekly Bible Study in Small Groups – Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm

Each group will have focused content that will challenge them to grow in their faith.

Monthly Parent Session – 1st Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm

Parents will be in small groups for discussion and large group for a presentation.


Final calendar coming soon!

The early bird price is 65$!

Register for 2023-2024

Contact Sarah with questions at


Middle School Youth Group

Come join our middle school community on the 2nd Friday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm. The evening will include games, snacks, messages, and prayer. This is an opportunity for our middle schoolers to gather to grow in faith and fellowship with one another. No registration is necessary.

High School Opportunities (Grades 9-12)



Our Confirmation Program is open to students in grades 9th-12th who feel called to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

The program fee is $90.00 (the price does not include the retreat) until September 25, 2022 / $110.00 starting on September 26, 2022.

The program is in person – Sunday evenings from 6:45-8:15 pm and a one-weekend off-site retreat. The kick-off is on Sunday, October 1.

Register now.  Late fee is assessed after September 25. The kick-off is on Sunday, October 1.  Contact Sarah Wilder with any and all questions at

High School Youth Group

Youth Group is on Wednesdays 8:00-9:30 pm in the youth room and is open to all 9th-12th grade students. Come for fun, fellowship and worship! No registration is required. Bring a friend! Email Sarah at with questions.

Discipleship Groups

Contact Sarah if you or your high school student is interested in joining a discipleship small group to meet weekly to grow in their faith.