Youth Ministry


Note:  Due to COVID-19, all classes, meetings, etc. had been suspended, resumption TBD. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

St. Joseph’s has a very active Youth Ministry program for our youth in Middle School through High School. The Edge program is for Middle School and the LifeTeen program is for our youth in High School.

Edge starts in TBD.
For more information about Edge click here.

Life Teen starts in TBD.
For more information about LifeTeen click here.


(To register please call 301.663.0907, email our Parish Office, or stop by.)

        • Tuition amounts are shown in the payment section of the registration form. No one will ever be turned away based on inability to pay. Please contact our Parish Office to learn more.
        • Attendance: Your child’s Faith Formation is important! One way to communicate this importance of our relationship with Jesus is attendance in class. Only three unexcused absences will be allowed in a given year. If your child has more than three unexcused absences, he or she will be unprepared and unable to receive the Sacraments that or the following year (whichever applies).
        • Bad Weather Cancellation:  St. Joseph follows the Frederick County Public Schools.  If schools are closed or close early due to inclement weather then Faith and Life are canceled.

Want to teach? Help?  We are always eager to welcome more people to support each other and our youth on our faith journey! If you are interested in sharing your gifts by being a lead catechist, an assistant, a substitute, a program parent, helping out with retreats or special projects, or helping in the office, please click the appropriate link below. You will be amazed at what the Lord can do through you if you just give Him a chance!

                                         Faith Formation Support

Did you know? Every lead and assistant catechist will receive free tuition for their children.


We offer to you, Loving God, the gifts and needs of youth.
Bless them with your guiding grace
as they face the challenges and opportunities in their lives.
Touch their hearts with the gentleness of your love,
that they may know they are valued and valuable beings.
Send your spirit of hope to their lives,
that they may believe in themselves
and know they are needed in this world.
Grace them with the gift of joy
that they may celebrate life through laughter and tears alike.
Guide us, as we continue to grow in appreciation
of the many gifts of young people,
in the ministry opportunities we offer to them,
in the journey of faith we walk with them,
in our shared mission as a community
called to discipleship in the world.
We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Source: Holy Spirit Catholic Church

child-policy-logoThe Archdiocese of Baltimore and St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor is committed to providing everyone, especially our children and youth, with a safe and healthy environment. Learn more on our Child and Youth Protection page.