Junior High

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis



Jr. High: Welcome to Holy Cross's L.I.F.T. Teen Programs:
Living In Faith Together

What is L.I.F.T.?

L.I.F.T. is the range of teen programs offered at Holy Cross Parish! We have programming for teens from 7th grade through 12th grade! Please check out what we have for our teens:

  • LIFT Jr. High: Youth Group for teens in grades 7 and 8, Sunday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • LIFT Varsity: High School Youth Group: For all teens in grades 9 to 12, Sunday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (no registration needed! All are welcome!)
  • LIFT Confirmation Preparation: This group is for teens in grades 10 to 12, preparation to make final Sacrament of Initiation. (jump to LIFT High School Page)
  • LIFT Leadership Team: This is a group of teen leaders who have received their Confirmation and are active members of our parish community. LIFT leaders help to put on events and serve as teen leaders in our community.


Learn more about our L.I.F.T. Program! Click here!


Jr. High teens in action: serving the community at our service day!

Jr. High Youth Group

Our Jr. High Youth Group is geared for incoming 7th and 8th grade students who would like to build their faith and to grow in friendship with fellow teens. It is engaging and fun, bringing our faith to life!

Once a month, we will have L.I.F.T. Nights where the high school and jr. high youth groups come together for a night of energy and community, revolving around a particular theme each month.

We also focus on serving our community through fundraising, assisting others, and kind actions. We love building connections within our larger community through Christ's focus of serving others.

We encourage all 7th and 8th graders to sign up for this wonderful group!

Register today for our Jr. High Youth Group: Junior High LIFT Registration 18.19

Upcoming Teen Events:

  • Jr. High Youth Group begins again in September! We will meet every Sunday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm after the summer wraps up! Register now to participate in the fall!
  • Summer Game Nights: These are evenings for ALL TEENS (from 7th to 12th), no registration required! Come and play, eat, and have fun! Bring your friends! Game Night dates: June 3, July 15, and August 19.
  • Vacation Bible School: We need your help to energize and lead at Vacation Bible School! Come and be a leader with the children of the parish, earning service hours and having fun with other teens in the process!  (jump to Vacation Bible School page)

Questions? Contact Andrea Swanson at 503-206-8069 or at aswanson@archdpdx.org.

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