Youth Ministries

Youth Ministry Mission Statement

We provide leadership, catechesis, retreats, service opportunities, social events, and ongoing Gospel-centered formation to assist our parish teenagers to deepen their experience of their Catholic faith and to become disciples of Jesus. We welcome all teenagers into full participation in our community. We accomplish this through our guidance, encouragement, companionship, participation with and evangelization of youth, 6th grade through 12th grade.

Junior High (6th-8th grades)

Regular Meeting Time:

Sundays via Zoom  

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Junior High Contact:

Amanda Woyak

Phone- 253-875-6630

Email- YouthMinister@HolyDisciples.org


Calendar: 2020-2021


Once your student is registered for Youth Group, you will receive a link for the Zoom meeting in your email on Sunday mornings before each Youth Group meeting. Make sure to be on the lookout. If you do not receive the link by Sunday at 1pm, please contact Amanda via the email that is provided above. If you are unfamiliar with how to use Zoom, click here for instructions. 


Message from Amanda


"I know that it is not ideal to meet for Youth Group over Zoom. It is way more fun to be together in person to hug, to play games, to worship the Lord and learn together. Unfortunately, the present time calls us to rise to a new challenge and to love our neighbors so much that we are willing to make the sacrifice and gather virtually instead. It is a top priority of mine to acknowledge and validate the tough times we are facing, to create a space for our students to express their fears, frustrations, anger, excitement, joy and laughter all in one place. Why is this important? Because when we all relate to each other, we build community. That is when the trust develops and we can explore our faith in a deeper and more meaningful way. I look forward to seeing you in Youth Group. Let's make it a great year!" 



Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunities:

We are always grateful for extra help either in the midst of Youth Group or behind the scenes. There are two basic qualifications: a volunteer needs to be age 21 or over and have completed the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Training.

We need volunteers to help with the following activities:


Youth Team (Assist with weekly gatherings 3:45-5:15pm.)

Shopper (Gather/ purchase needed items for events; food, crafts, etc.) -- During COVID-19 this does not apply

Retreat or Rally Team (Assist on an all-day or overnight event.) -- During COVID-19, this does not apply
Snack Coordinator (Serve snacks and clean up at Youth Event.) -- During COVID-19, this does not apply

Assist with Community Service Projects.

Driver (Assist with transportation to/ from event. Must have proof of insurance.) -- During COVID-19, this does not apply

Chaperone for special events (Retreat, Movie Night, Service Work, Field Trips, etc.) -- During COVID-19, this does not apply

Other (music, audio/video technicians, etc.)


Community Service Opportunities Jr. High: Students will be able to earn school credit for community service hours. Speak to Amanda for more details! 

Make ornaments and Christmas cards for those in need. (December)

January community service opportunity (January)

Make valentines for those in need (February)

Stuff Easter Eggs (March)

May community service opportunity (May)