You too, dear young people, can be joyful witnesses of His love, courageous witnesses of His Gospel, carrying to this world a ray of His light. ~Pope Francis

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LIFE TEEN is back!

I’m excited to announce that on September 10, 2017, St Joseph’s parish is once again a Life Teen parish. Starting that Sunday, we will begin alternating LIFE Nights and EDGE nights every Sunday night.  Beginning with dinner in the cafeteria at 5:00 and then moving to the PMC.  LIFE Nights will be High School Youth and EDGE Nights will be Middle School Youth. 

If you know someone who is interested in attending LIFE Teen or wants to stay informed of happenings, encourage them to sign up by texting “stjyouth” to the number 84576.

And of course, please continue to pray for us.


LIFE TEEN 2017 Calendar

Date Title
10-Sep LN – Lickoff
17-Sep Edge – Epic Universe
24-Sep LN – Freedom and Failure
1-Oct Edge – Respond
8-Oct LN – Pathways and Providence
15-Oct Edge – The Father
22-Oct LN – Believe it or not
29-Oct Edge – Not alone
5-Nov LN – Do’s and Don’ts
11-Nov Edge – Hidden
19-Nov LN – Keys and Knots
3-Dec Edge – What we see
10-Dec LN + Edge
7-Jan LN – Discipline and Disaster
14-Jan Edge – The final creation
21-Jan LN – Black and Bleached

Steubenville 2017

We thank all those who have signed up to attend this summer’s Youth Conference. Our buses are now filled. Anyone else who wishes to attend can be placed on a waiting list, and if any registered youth(s) cannot attend, the parish will contact you. Father Rossi requests that the balance for the Youth Conference be paid before June 15, 2017. Thanks also to all those parishioners who have generously donated to assist students, who otherwise on account of finances would not be able to attend. May God bless your goodness!


Youth Ministry



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We are currently looking for help in the following areas:

  • Prayer – The best and most effective way to help, is prayer.  Please remember teens everywhere, especially those from our parish whom you may or may nor know in your prayers.
  • Core Team – A relational ministry for those a year or more out of high school.  If you love God, have a heart for teens, and find yourself praying about them, God may be calling you to work with them.  They will be the heart that keeps this ministry pumping.
  • Kitchen Crew – We are looking to form three or four dinner teams who alternate each week to feed the teens and core.  If you love to cook,  clean, serve, organize, or just want to be part of the coolest parents at St Josephs, this could be for you.  They’ll help behind the scenes, so don’t worry about invading your teen’s space. 

If you’d like to help with any of the above or want to help, but don’t know where you best fit, contact our Youth Minister, Allen Austin, at

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Call the Parish Office at 610-269-8294

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St. Joseph Parish
332 Manor Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Our parish Youth Ministry is committed to offering support to youth and their families in a variety of ways. Our culture makes raising teenagers in the Catholic Faith an adventure to say the least. Call anytime with questions about how we can help make this adventure as joyful as possible.

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