Youth Ministry

Life Teen - "Fortify" Breaking Free from Pornography - April 22

Confirmation - Spiritual Journey Collage - April 22

Wednesday Edge - "I Want to Be Like Christ" Peer Pressure - May 2

Generations of Faith Edge - "I Want to Be Like Christ" Peer Pressure - May 6

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FREE Parent* Presentation

Darkside of Cyberspace: Internet, Phones, and Social Media

*Do to the nature of the content, this series is for parents only.

6:30-8 pm on Sunday, April 22, 2018


You will Learn:

• Techniques used by predators.

• The types of kids who are most vulnerable.

• The link between the growing victimization of children, pornography and the sexualized culture.


While digital technology offers a world of communication, education, and entertainment options for our youth, it also has a dark and dangerous side we must be aware of. This fast-paced presentation takes an in-depth look into the latest trends in cyber exploitation of children. Eric uses real-life case examples and gives unabashed practical advice for anyone interested in the safety and well-being of our children while online or using their phones, tablets, or gaming systems. Eric pulls-no-punches as he combines his investigative expertise with his own personal experiences as a husband and father who protected his own two children as they grew up with digital technology.

Attendees will learn techniques used by predators, the types of kids who are most vulnerable, and the link between the growing victimization of children, pornography and the sexualized culture. Topics include the latest on potential dangers of social networking sites and apps, decoy apps, as well as disturbing trends of sexting, cyber bullying, and webcam exploitation. Eric also discusses the risks of popular music and video file sharing programs, smart phones apps, geo-tagging, and online gaming. The audience will be challenged to be good parents instead of “best friends” to their children. Eric also explains how filters and monitoring software should be used to support their primary mission of raising kids in a safe, caring, AND high-tech environment.

Eric Szatkowski, Retired Special Agent with WI Department of Justice/Division of Criminal Investigation
You will want to be at this presentation, even if you missed the first two!
For more than 16 years, since the beginning of online child exploitation confronting our country, Eric Szatkowski earned a reputation as one of the top officers in the nation in apprehending sexual predators who use the Internet and/or cell phones to exploit children. Now, as a retired Special Agent, Eric focuses on cyber safety through dynamic presentations. Eric Szatkowski Bio: https://catholicspeakers.com/profiles/eric-szatkowski

The series will be held here at St. Joseph in the Parish Hall, S89W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend.

Please R.S.V.P. to Lori at llabadie@stjoesbb.com or 262-662-3317.

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The Edge Program (6th, 7th, 8th Grades)

  • Option 1 (6th-8th Gr.): First and third Sundays of month mid-Sep. through May from 9 am-10:15 am
  • Option 2 (7th & 8th Gr. Only): First and third Wednesdays of month mid-Sep. through May from 6:30-8 pm
  • Edge reaches all styles of learners, because we do a wide range of things in one night. We may do any variety of the following and more - large group teachings, small group discussions, brainstorm, play games, put on skits, do craft projects, read Scripture, use different prayer techniques, have fun, and most importantly, grow in our relationship with Jesus!

Life Teen Program (Grades 9-12)

  • Life Nights are the second and fourth Sundays of the month starting Sept 24th through mid May.  Life Teen Mass will start October 8th at 5:30 pm., followed by the Life Night and ending at 8 pm.
  • Life Nights are fun, informative, and lead teens closer to Christ, through large group activities and teachings, small group discussions, and various prayer techniques.

Confirmation (Grade 11 or 12)

  • Confirmation meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month starting Sept 24th through mid May.  Life Teen Mass will start October 8th at 5:30 pm, followed by the Confirmation session and ending at 8 pm. There are a few additional sessions during the year that are scheduled well in advance.
  • The Confirmation Program includes the four catechetical elements of community, worship, service, and message. Through large group talks, small group discussion, service projects, and worship experiences, Confirmand grow greatly in their relationship with Jesus and in their faith throughout the year.

Jam for the Lamb

  • Contemporary band that leads song at Life Teen Mass. If you would like to sing or play an instrument with Jam for the Lamb, email Paul Malecha at music@stjoesbb.com.

Contact Youth Ministry

Lori Labadie, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
262-662-3317
llabadie@stjoesbb.com

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