Youth Ministry is the response of the (Catholic) Christian community to the needs of young people, and the sharing of the unique gifts with the larger community” (United State Conference of Catholic Bishops”)
Middle School Youth Ministry seeks to provide a holistic approach to adolescent faith formation addressing their spiritual, social, liturgical, and stewardship formation.
To enhance their spiritual development, the curriculum for 6th -8th Grade uses the Loyola Press sessions “Finding God” series. They will gain a greater understanding of Scriptures, reflect on our liturgy and worship, and discern choices of morality based on their Catholic Christian beliefs.
Eighth grade youth also begin preparation for Confirmation by intentional reviewing of Catholic dogma and doctrine. The curriculum will also include opportunities for social/communal and liturgical development of the early adolescent. Several special events include leading the younger children in praying the Stations of the Cross and Advent Day activities. We strive to foster stewardship as a way of life by providing youth with opportunities to put their faith into action through service/ministry. Their stewardship formation includes invitation to participate in ministries of the parish, participation in the Open Hearts and Hands youth stewardship, the Sandwich Ministry which provides sandwiches for the local homeless shelter, and cards to the home-bound parishioners.
Last but not least, the Middle School Ministry also seeks to build community through good old-fashioned fun both inside and outside the classroom.
For more information about the Middle School Youth Ministry:
Contact Donna Tomasini, Director of Christian Formation
779-0036 or firstname.lastname@example.org