St. Catherine of Siena said “When you are who you are called to be you will set the world ablaze!” Our Blaze Middle School Youth Ministry offers opportunities throughout the year for youth in Grades 6-8 to meet other middle schoolers, get involved in outreach, and have fun in a safe and spiritually enriched environment.

Get Involved & Register

We ask that all teens participating in Blaze register by downloading and completing the form below. Registration helps us keep current contact and basic emergency information on file.
Parent Chaperones
All parents wishing to help out with Blaze, including chaperoning events or helping drive teens to an event, must comply with the Archdiocese policies for Child Protection. More information about the policies and the required forms can be found on our website under

Upcoming Events

Our goal is to provide at least one social and one service opportunity each month for our middle schoolers (Grades 6-8), whether attending a Catholic or non-Catholic school. Be sure to check the weekly bulletin and this website regularly for the most up to date information.  Click below for the calendar of planned events.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM Youth Room
Come join your parish friends for social time and an Advent activity!
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Crownsville Cemetery
We will participate in Wreaths Across America, helping place Christmas wreaths on the tombstones of our deceased veterans at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery (1122 Sunrise Beach Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032.) We will meet at St. Joseph at 11 AM and carpool to the cemetery. Ceremony is at Noon and the laying of wreaths starts after. Our arrival back to St. Joseph parish will be approximately 2 PM.  You will need a permission form to attend with the group.
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Contact Us

Any questions about the Blaze ministry or upcoming events can be emailed to Michele Dougherty.