7/8 Faith Formation

The faith formation for 7th and 8th graders is through our 7/8 Youth Group. Last year, in the Fall of 2016, we transitioned our 7th and 8th grade students from a PRP classroom model, to a faith formation experience that would occur in a catechetical youth ministry setting. This transition was developed from current research in adolescent development/trends in youth ministry, and has been adopted by a growing number of Catholic parishes in the United States.

We take our curriculum from Lifeteen Edge, a Catholic resource tailored toward Middle School students, and supplement the different evenings with dinner, games, activities, media presentations, large and small group discussion time, Scripture, praise and worship, Adoration, and other opportunities for prayer and fellowship.  This youth group is a blend open to all 7th and 8th graders in the parish, regardless of where they attend school. Our goal is to continue to provide a safe, fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

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Confirmation Prep
"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.89 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285)

A parent meeting for Confirmation will be held Thursday September 14th at 7:00pm in the Church. Confirmation prep small groups will begin Sunday October 8th. This year, our youth ministry has developed and launched a new site devoted to Confirmation Prep. This site provides detailed information on the Sacramental formation program for our 8th Graders and their parents. Come along for the journey to a deeper relationship with Christ. 

 

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