High School


Kerygma Club




Serve this Summer


July 10-13, 2018

We Are looking for a team of youth and adults to help us make this summer's Middle School Intensive the best ever! 
8:00am-3:00pm Daily the Week of the Event

July 16-20, 2018

Want to hlep with VBS? 
Lots to do ahead of time.
8:30AM-1:30PM Daily the Week of the Event
Sign up here or talk to Annie and she will let you know what's avaliable. 


Behold Sisterhood Retreat

BEHOLD: A High School Sisterhood Retreat
August 31-Sept 2, 2018 in the Parish Annex
Cost: $75

Sometimes we forget that God knows what is best for us. Especially as  women, we assume that we need to take care of everything, and that one wrong mistake could ruin our future. God is in the midst of even our failures, he doesn’t wish for us to fail, but to grow in knowledge of Him and trust in Him. Behold is a high school sisterhood retreat for girls going into their freshman year to girls going into their senior year. They will get to know that they are not alone in discernment of God’s plan for them and how imperfection is our way to learn just how perfect God created us.   Register Here

Summer Retreat Opportunity Breakdown




Registration Deadline

Recommended For…



Bellingham, WA

August 5-10, 2018


Register Now!

All High School (as well as 7th and 8th grade)

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

St Luke Productions Fr Tolton Show 6/5
Life is Christ Cafe 7/18

Articulating the Faith/Service: 
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.