High School


Kergyma Club




Articulating the Faith




Starting April 9th

Monday Evening Endow Group
6:15-6:45 Social
6:45-7:45pm Small Group Breakout  

To sign up for any of the ENDOW groups, please contact Jamie.   The online registration is not live yet.

 (For High School Girls and current 8th Grade Girls): 
This study explores how every person deserves to be loved, and how true beauty helps us to become closer to God. It explains how being a woman gives us something special to bring to the world, and how the creation of men and women (as different but equal) was planned by God for the good of humanity. The highlighted virtues are joy, self control, respect, honesty, and beauty.

May 5 4:30pm

Confirmation Mass






Summer Retreat Opportunity Breakdown




Registration Deadline

Recommended For…


Quo Vadis Days

Camp Don Bosco, WA

June 25-28, 2018



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Young Men
Age 13-18

Quo Vadis Days is a 3-day camp for young Catholic men to learn more about the priesthood, to deepen their faith, and to better discern God’s call in their lives. 


Spokane, WA

June 25-28, 2018



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Young Women Entering 9th-Exiting 12th

Vocare is a vocations event for girls entering 9-12 grade. This four day event is hosted by women religious serving in the Diocese of Spokane. 

Seeking Eldorado

Father Bernard Youth Center, Mt Angel

June 27-29, 2018


June 10, 2018

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All Freshmen and youth new to the Holy Redeemer HS program.  This is offered three times a year.  Next one is in October.

Seeking Eldorado is recommended for all youth new to our high school program, this includes incoming freshmen.  It is required as a prerequisite to joining our confirmation process and is directed by Holy Redeemer staff.  Scholarships available to parishioners.

Ignite Your Torch

University of Portland

July 6-8, 2018

before April 15

April 15-May 15

May 15, 2018

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All High School

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 as well as personal interaction at 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, and to worship, pray, learn, and recreate together. 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.


Spokane, WA

July 27-29, 2018


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All High School

The Steubenville Conferences are a series of 23 conferences across North America that help over 55,000 teens encounter the love of Christ every summer.  These conferences are an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, a vibrant Catholic university that has embraced the call of Christ to its patron, St. Francis of Assisi, to "Go, and rebuild my Church."  Their mission is to build the Church by inviting teens into a life-changing relationship with Jesus and challenging them to embrace the heart and mission of the Catholic Church by following Jesus as a disciple.  ​Spiritus Ministries NW sponsors the ​Steubenville Northwest conference.​   Join us for a weekend of spiritual growth.  With dynamic speakers who instruct and challenge teens in all facets of their lives, vibrant praise and worship time, and grace through the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist, Catholic teens are able to laugh, cry, sing, pray, discern, be encouraged, and be healed.  Steubenville Northwest is a weekend for those just coming to know God, and for those yearning for a deeper relationship as a disciple of Christ


Bellingham, WA

August 5-10, 2018



All High School

Agape is sponsored & facilitated in Bellingham by Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at Western Washington University and is an approved program of the Archdiocese of Seattle 

  • To serve the migrant community of Whatcom County by providing food, clothing, and community support
  • To teach participants about the human dignity of migrant farm workers
  • To create awareness of issues affecting the migrant community
  • To build personal relationships with the migrant communities of Whatcom County
  • To foster service and social justice as taught through a Catholic lens
  • To inspire and encourage participants to continue answering their call to service throughout their lives
  • To create an environment where participants can grow in their faith and meet Jesus through prayer and service
  • To do everything with sacrificial godly love (Agape!)
  • “And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8


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 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 Kerygx 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


Save the Dates

Life is Christ Cafe 4/25
Life is Christ Cafe 5/30
High School Graduation Blessing 6/2
St Luke Productions Fr Tolton Show 6/5
Life is Christ Cafe 7/18

New Parishioner Welcome Dinner 6/2
Middle School Intensive  7/10-13
Vacation Bible School 7/16-20
Agape for MS and HS 8/5-10

TrailLife Camp 6/22-24
AHG Camp 8/23-25

Don't forget to get on Annie's YA list!

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.