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Kerygma Club




Tipi Loschi Hike @ June Lake
June 15th at 9:20am

Hi everyone! We would like to invite you to a short fun hike for incoming freshmen through current seniors. This hike is at June Lake and it is a 2.6 mile hike round trip. We will meet at Holy Redeemer at 9:20 AM on June 15th to carpool to the trailhead. To join us, please bring a sack lunch, a water bottle, any snacks if desired, a journal with a pencil, a rosary, and RSVP here.

The High School Leadership Team

Ignite Your Torch: Portland, OR
July 18-21, 2019
University of Portland

IGNITE YOUR TORCH is a high school Catholic youth conference in which “on fire” religious seek to Ignite the faith of teens through engaging talks, small group discussion, workshops, recreation, meals, and just hanging out. It is an opportunity to make new friendships in Christ, to receive the sacraments, to meet and talk to young priests and religious. Together we worship, pray, learn, and recreate. Ignite Your Torch is Eucharistic-centered, devoted to Our Blessed Mother, catechetical in nature, and teaches youth practical ways to build up the culture of life. This event is good for mature high school youth, primarily juniors and seniors, but open to all high school youth. Consider even attending with your teen!

Promotional Video

Cost: $299 through April 30th

Registration Open

SteubenvilleNW: Spokane, WA

July 26-28, 2019
Gonzaga University and Spokane Convention Center

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.” -1 John 3:1

At the core of our being is a desire for meaningful connection and authentic relationship. We long to love and be loved, but how often do we just feel lonely?

As we search for ways to escape these feelings of isolation, there comes a small, quiet whisper that pierces through to the depths of our heart: “You are never alone, because you are Mine.”

This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 24 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us His sons and daughters. Come and experience His overwhelming love for you. You. Belong. Here. This event is good for ALL high school youth. Consider even attending with your teen!

Promo Video

Think about coming next year!

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


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.