Youth Ministry

Grounded in the Catholic tradition, St. Mary’s offers two youth groups that empower high schoolers and middle schoolers to participate in the sacramental life and to directly address the questions and challenges youth face in a modern world. Through a variety of activities, these communities allow youth to develop relationships with one another that are rooted in the rich experience of being Catholic and disciples of Christ!

Youth Group Meetings

The high school youth group meets every Sunday at 6:30 pm. The middle school youth group meets every Monday at 7:00 pm. Both groups meet in the parish offices at St. Mary. All youth are welcome to attend!

We need volunteers to provide our hungry youth with snacks, food and drinks. Additionally, we need more volunteers to help chaperone the meetings. If you would be interested in supporting the youth ministry, please contact the youth group Josh Gross, at or 360-532-8300 ext. 104 during weekday office hours.

About Josh

The groups are coordinated by Josh Gross. Josh studied Philosophy and Religion at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated in May 2016 and spent the following summer working at a youth camp in North Carolina. After that experience, he returned home to Puyallup, WA and taught the fifth grade for the Puyallup School District. He is now serving St. Mary’s as the youth group coordinator through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest program.

Josh can be reached at and 360-532-8300 (extension 104). Feel free to send any questions, comments, or suggestions his way!

Youth Group