The youth ministry program is currently in a rebuilding process. The information on this page shows past youth group activities. We at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockdale are dedicated to inspire and educate our youth about their rich Catholic Faith heritage and will soon have a new program in place for them. Please check back later for new information about the youth group at our parish. Thank You.

What does IMPACT stand for?

I – Infuencing

M – My

P – Peers

A – As a

C – Catholic

T – Teen

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. But set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”1 Tim. 4:12

What is the IMPACT youth group at St. Joseph all about?

The new youth group was formed in 2019 and is dedicated to the faith formation of high school teens at St. Joseph. The group is founded on three principles: Faith, Fellowship, and Service. Currently, the group meets during the academic year once per month. During the meetings IMPACT teens experience/participate in an opportunity to learn more about their faith; they share fellowship and a meal together, and also hold a business meeting to discuss upcoming events, fund raisers, and service projects. Right after the gathering, a Teen Mass is celebrated in the church were they participate as lectors, ushers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, and choir members. The choir is accompanied by guitars and sings contemporary Catholic music.

One of the goals of IMPACT is to be able to make journeys to Catholic teen events like Godstock, Steubenville Conferences, DCYC, NCYC, or even World Youth Day. Along the way, the group enjoys serving others through events like Trick-or-Treating for Hunger, the Advent Giving Tree, and Christmas Roundup. The young Catholic adults of today will be the leaders of our Catholic church tomorrow. Please support them in all that they do. Also, check the church calendar for their planned activities.

IMPACT is a new and growing organization that invites any high school teen to join. Please see the contact information below.

Maria Santellano: cell – (254) 760-0568 OR email –