High School

High School Calendar



YEAR 3-4


Serve in the Community


Blanchet House
April 19, 2017
Leave Holy Redeemer at 5:30am
Return 8:30am
Serve breakfast to the homeless community in downtown Portland.  
Limited space, so sign up soon.  
Contact Matt Kohler or sign up here.  Please note that you need to sign up for each specific month you wish to serve.

Agape Mission Week

July 23-28, 2017
$225 for youth, adult chaperone/drivers are free
Spend a week serving, growing, and experiencing life with new eyes.  We learn how to organize and run a food bank, live in solidarity with each other and those we are serving by eating simple meals and living in simple accommodations.  

If you have already served at Agape, you are eligable to be on the Agape VBS team this year.  Mark your calendars for our May 17th meeting at 6pm to discuss this year's mission.

Registration Live

Articulating the Faith

Rice Bowl

It's that time of the year again!  We are distributing Rice Bowls to elementary faith formation and giving them an opportunity to sample food from countries of which people have received the service and help from us through the Rice Bowls!
We need two youth at each session to distribute the food and share the story (which is already written) in each of the classrooms.
To fulfill "Articulating the Faith," you must sign up for at least three slots.  

Sign up to help and read the details here

Good Friday Way of the Cross

March 31, 2017  9am

Join fellow parishioners and friends at Holy Redeemer’s Good Friday Way of the Cross. Meet in the church for opening prayer and then choose your distance: inside the church, .5-mile, 2-mile walk, or 3.5-mile walk.  STOP what you are doing to reflect on the Passion of Christ as you pray the Stations of the Cross.  Sign up to help for Articulating the Faith credit with Jamie.

Regnum Hodie
Middle School Intensive 2017

July 10-14, 2017  9am-3pm
MSI is a week-long program with the aim of sharing the Gospel through evangelization, fellowship, catechesis, and prayer.  This summer’s theme will explore the Church through its 2000 year history, help youth to recognize the importance of glorifying the King of Heaven and Earth, and the responsibility to grow in sanctity as children of the King.

If you are interested in being part of our MSI team for the 2017 program, please contact Jamie.  When our planning schedule is made available, we will notify you with more details. Looking for game leaders, hospitality help, small group leaders, activity coordinators, and more. All high school youth and adults who are actively practicing their faith are encouraged to help.

Retreat Opportunities




Jr/Sr Road Trip Retreat

April 4-7, 2017

Join us on a fun road trip retreat adventure!  Cost is only $125 for 4 days, and scholarships are available if needed.  Besides the actual "retreat" portions of the trip, you can look forward to visits at the Newman Centers of both WSU and Central, as well as a walk at Gonzaga.  Sign up today, space is limited!

Register Now

Quo Vadis Days for Young Men

June 26-29, 2017

Discern God's Call For Your Life!

The Archdiocese of Seattle’s 15th Annual Quo Vadis Days will take place at Camp Don Bosco near Carnation, Washington. The camp is free due to the generous contributions of the Serra Club, Knights of Columbus,
and private donors.

You must register online, and it is also necessary to download and print out a hard copy of the Health History and Permission Form to bring with you to the camp. Please make sure that a parent or legal guardian sign the registration form if you are under 18. The Seattle Archdiocesan Quo Vadis Days can only accept registration for young men aged 13-18.

Register Here

Year 1 Retreat

July 5-7, 2017

To make up for our missed retreat in January, we will be taking our regular summer retreat dates and replacing the summer retreat with the Year 1 retreat.  This retreat is open to all youth who will have completed their first year of high school formation in May 2017.  All confirmed youth are welcome to serve on the team.

Registeration Coming Soon


Steubenville Northwest

July 28-30, 2017

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

From His throne in heaven to the depths of your heart, these words of Jesus are an invitation for you to receive the new life that He alone can give. He is longing to elevate your life above the things of this world – to help you overcome fear, anxiety, confusion and doubt. He wants to break the things that hold you down and give you freedom from sin. He is calling you to follow Him and enter into a transforming experience with His love, grace, and mercy! He can make you new! This summer, join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love.

Register Now



Sunday Night Formation

If interested, to register, or for any other questions, please contact Jamie Kohler at jamiek@holyredeemervanc.org or (360) 885-7780 x13.


Year 1 

Freshmen and Those New to HR High School Formation

Youth experience formation a variety of settings: small discipleship groups, all youth in Year 1, and all youth in high school.  The themes explored in this year are what it means to follow Christ, manhood/woamnhood, vocation and discernment, four levels of happiness, personal giftings and God's grace, prayer, virtue, the beatitudes, and redemptive suffering.  Nights begin Sept 25.

Year 2

Sophomores and Those Seeking Confirmation

Confirmation preparation is incorporated into Sunday night high school faith formation sessions, spread across both Year 1 and Year 2. Youth experience formation a variety of settings: small discipleship groups, all youth in Year 2, and all youth in high school. The themes explored in this year are The Holy Spirit, Chosen by God, Sacramental Grace, the Four Last Things, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Religious Life, Chastity, and Disicplines of a Disciple.  Nights begin Sept 18.

Year 3-4

Juniors and Seniors Who Have Already Been Confirmed

Youth experience formation a variety of settings: small discipleship groups, all youth in year 3-4, and all youth in high school.  The themes explored this year will include: Catholic leadership and evangelization, Mary, Our Model of Discipleship, Hot Topic Questions, Prayer, Living Advent and Lent, Works of Mercy, Spiritual Warfare, and Reconciliation.    Nights begin Sept 11.



If interested, to register, or for any other questions, please contact Jamie Kohler at jamiek@holyredeemervanc.org or (360) 885-7780 x13.



Hospitality Schedule

Summer Save the Dates:

Graduation Breakfast

June 10th 8am Mass
Breakfast to Follow


Volunteer at
Vacation Bible School
July 17-21--Talk to Laura


Safe Environment:

If you are (age 18+) volunteering for any of Holy Redeemer's faith formation programs and have direct contact with youth, it is Archdiocesan policy that you are Safe Environment complient.  Please visit VirtusOnline.org to register for a Safe Environment Program class or to check on your status.  If you have any questions, please contact the Faith Formation office.


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