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.

Upcoming Dates and Events:

  • LIFT Youth Mass: Our LIFT Varsity group will be hosting our February 10 Youth Mass at the 10 am Mass time. Join us!
  • LIFT Varsity (High School Youth Group) runs through the school year! Keep coming to connect with friends and to learn more about our faith. We meet every Sunday night from 6:30 pm to 8!
  • LIFT Jr. High (Jr. High Youth Group): if you are in 7th and 8th grades, come and join us for Jr. High Youth Group! We meet every Sunday night from 6:30 to 8!
  • LIFT Confirmation Preparation: Confirmation preparation is underway! Our Confirmation Mass will be on Wednesday, May 1st, at 7 pm. For information about next year's preparation program, please pick up registration in May!

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

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