High School Youth Ministry

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Welcome to the High School Youth Ministry Page! Here you will find forms and information about the High School program and upcoming events.


Every other year is the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). Last year, the Archdiocese of Dubuque had the largest diocesan delegation with over 1,700 people! If you are interested please turn in a $50 deposit. Make checks payable to St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

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Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a 3 day Catholic retreat for high school juniors and seniors. A weekend at TEC can be a great opportunity for real personal growth and to draw closer to God, to Jesus, and to experience God’s love for all!

The cost is $95. Click here to learn more and to register for TEC.


During the summer months, we go out to do service for others. In years past, we have gone to Catholic Heart Workcamp, where we have done work from painting houses to cleaning up a park to working with elderly homeowners. In recent years, we went to St. Vincent Mission in David, Kentucky. St. Vincent Mission has been serving people in eastern Kentucky since 1968. We did work from home repair to helping with VBS. We have also gone with St. Joseph Parish in DeWitt, IA for this trip.


The Youth Leadership Team is open to all juniors and seniors at St. Joseph the Worker. Students will have the opportunity to help plan and run events. Students will work closely with the youth minister and will be a great help to her!


For more information about High School Ministry, contact Mark Bodensteiner, our Youth Ministry Coordinator:

Phone: 563-588-1433
Email: m.bodensteiner@dbqarch.org

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