Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"

-Saint Catherine of Siena

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower youth to embrace their Catholic values, nurture their Catholic identity, and discover their divine purpose in a rapidly changing world.

To give them a sense of belonging to our  St. Joseph Cathedral Parish community that will sustain and encourage them for life. And to emphasize that Jesus Christ is the center of all we are and all that we do, through the Youth Group nights, Retreats, Service Events, Fellowship Night and Small Groups!


Our Vision

Our vision is to be a vibrant and thriving Catholic youth ministry that inspires and equips young people to become passionate, compassionate, and committed disciples of Christ. We envision a future where our youth not only embrace their Catholic values, identity, and purpose but also become powerful agents of evangelization.

New Things Happening!

There are a lot of great things coming for the 2023/2024 School Year!!

Join us for our XLT IGNITE events every 3rd Thursday of the Month before the XLT Adoration! XLT Ignite is your chance to kickstart an unforgettable evening of faith and worship. Before the uplifting praise of XLT Adoration, come gather with fellow youth to ignite your spirit, enjoy games, savor pizza, hear an inspiring personal testimony and prepare your hearts for an extraordinary encounter with God. Let the flames of faith burn bright at XLT Ignite!

Middle School Girls Bible Studies! This fall we are offering a Bible study over the lunch hour once a week where we will dive into our Faith, grow in friendship and draw closer to Christ!


XLT Ignite

By christy | May 2, 2024

Every second Thursday of the month from 6-7pm, in Cana hall. Join us for an hour of friends, faith and fellowship as our youth, grades 6 and up (and their…

Steubenville STL: July 12-14

By christy | February 14, 2024

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! – ONE SPOT LEFT! For current 8th-12th graders as of the 2023-2024 school year Join other young parishes in the Jefferson City area, as well as thousands…

We need YOU !

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would be like to work with and walk along side middle schoolers?! To invest and build a friendship with our youth?..Well do I have the perfect opportunity for you!! Join us as an adult leader as you play games, enjoy a meal, lead small groups and grow in fellowship with our Youth Group teens!

Interested?!.. email our Youth Minister, Anna Porting at

For More Information

Contact our Youth Activities Director, for information about any of the programs on this site.

Anna Porting