Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

The Santiam Vicariate Youth Ministry works to bring youth to an encounter with Christ with the vision of empowering each individual to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ in our world today. 


Middle School Ministry


The Middle School Youth Group is for early adolescents in grades 6 through 8. The group meets September through May.

Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program used by the Santiam Vicariate. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. 


High School Ministry


The High School Youth Group is for early adolescents in grades 9 through 12. The group meets September through May.

Life Teen is an international Catholic high school youth group movement that serves the Church by providing resources and faith experiences that help lead teens closer to Christ. We accomplish this through a vibrant Eucharistic spirituality and by creating opportunities for teens to grow in their faith.




Just as bodies and minds grow, Catholics believe that the soul also needs to grow in the life of grace. Youth in grades 9 through 12 are invited to accept Jesus' invitation to grow in a fuller and closer relationship with Him through this Sacrament. For more information on this sacrament, please visit Confirmation or email


Steubenville Northwest Summer Conference

Steubenville NW

Steubenville Northwest is a 3-day event where NW Catholic youth gather to grow in faith, worship and build a deeper relationship as a follower of Jesus. Steubenville NW challenges youth to encounter our Father’s loving mercy, forgiveness, and compassion in a dynamic and life-changing way. The weekend is filled with fun, friendship, prayer, adoration, music, sacraments, and incredible speakers.