High School


Kerygma Club




Illuminate: Vancouver, WA

August 5-9, 2019
Holy Redeemer Parish and Vancouver

Apply to be on the Illuminate Leadership Team Here

´╗┐This year's summer theme is all about learning how to know, love, and serve Christ through the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. The story, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis will be used as a theme to convey the Gospel message.  

This summer we are combining Vacation Bible School, Middle School Intensive, and our Service Mission Week all in one. Youth who apply should really look at the whole week and make sure they can commit to the whole time. Since we are not going on Agape this year, youth should really think of this week as an Agape week. This is a chance to love and serve right here in our own town.

Apply to be on the Illuminate Leadership Team Here

Seeking Eldorado: Mt. Angel, OR

October 11-13, 2019
Father Bernard Youth Center
Cost: $125  Scholarships Avaliable...Please inquire

Join us for a weekend exploring your faith in beautiful Mt. Angel, OR.  This retreat will focus on the real treasure of life and the journey we take to find that treasure.  Full of fun fellowship, great food,  deep prayer experiences (including adoration, reconciliation, and Mass), and strong witness of faith, this weekend will give you the renewal you need as you begin another school year.  Sign up today!

Register Here


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.


Kerygma Club 

Freshmen and Those New to HR High School Formation

While presenting the kerygma of Christ, youth are introduced to themes related to what it means to follow Christ by exploring the Christian anthropology of the human person, the four levels of happiness, personal giftings and God's grace, prayer, virtue, the beatitudes, redemptive suffering, and our human vocation.  We also strive for all youth to have a firm grounding in basic church teachings through the 8th grade level.

Small Discipleship Groups

Launched Periodically Throughout the Year

To help youth grow in their faith and aid in the process of confirmation preparation, we ask youth to consider being part of small discipleship groups, where they will study the faith and its intersection with daily living to help them encounter Christ, hold each other accountable in their growth in virtue, and explore tough questions. These accountability groups are gender-based.  If youth choose not to participate in a SDG and they are seeking confirmation, a meeting needs to be scheduled with the formation office to discuss the alternative.

Immediate Confirmation Preparation

Those Seeking Confirmation

The initial step for entering confirmation preparation is found here.  Steps into the process may include kerygma club, the pre-confirmation retreat "Seeking Eldorado," and a letter requesting admittance into the confirmation preparation program. 


Those Who Have Already Been Confirmed

Youth meet once or twice a month as a whole group, multiple times in gender specific small groups, and are invited to take on a more active role in the formation of youth who have not reached this level.  They are an integral part of our retreat teams and faith formation for Pre-K through 8th grade. To see the Keryx calendar and other information, click here.


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



Hospitality Schedule


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 compliant.  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.