Youth Group

SJYG acronym

St. Joseph's Parish is committed to fostering a Catholic Christian Education for its young people. 

The St. Joseph Youth Group (SJYG) is open to all parish teens and friends in grades 6 - 12.  The aim of SJYG is to bring the Gospel message of Hope, Faith, and Love to a generation threatened by a society which fosters alternatives to the Christian values expressed by our Catholic traditions and beliefs.  The group is involved in community outreach and makes a positive statement in our community. 

The group meets weekly in the Parish Center from 6:30-8:15pm (after for the 5:30pm Sunday mass) for social and spiritual opportunities.  The evening consists of ice breaker activities, games, group prayer and intentions, and we frequently have guest speakers from our community teaching us how we can help others.  Through various techniques and skilled ministers, the young people develop a sense of what it means to be an active member of the Catholic Community.  Through our Baptism we are called to respond to the various needs of our Church and world.  It is our hope that through prayer, worship and action our young people will grow to know the Lord more intimately as they minister freely to the local and global church and world.

For more information contact the Erica Lesak ([email protected] or 941-756-3732).


The 4 REQUIRED forms for youth group registration can be found below:

Printable PDF Registration form click here.

IF you prefer to register your child online,  click here.  *PLEASE PRINT BEFORE SUBMITTING!*

To download the "Medical Authorization for Minors" form, click here.

To download the "Authorization for Release and Use of Image in Photo, Video, or Other Media" form, click here.

To download the "Parent/Guardian Consent to Release Minor to Third Party and Release of Liability/Agreement to Indemnify" form, click here.


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