Christian Formation - Youth Ministry (Gr 7-11) Welcome

DIRECTOR:  Bethanne Maus-Schaefer

 

We're excited to partner with you to continue your child's spiritual development from 7th grade through the first year of high school. Service remains a key element as a reminder that helping others is an important aspect of being an adult Catholic.

 

7th & 8th Grades

We offer Alpha for seventh and eighth graders every other year.  On the opposite year, we use Ascension Press’ The Teen Timeline (T3).  It is a program that teaches teens the Bible by showing them the “big picture” of salvation history.  We also  delve into the New Testament and the Book of Revelation.

 

9th Grade

The first semester we use the video series YOU—Life, Love and the Theology of the Body. The second semester we teach about moral decision-making and to the importance of making good decisions so that we can be Catholic role models.

 

10th and 11th Grades, including the Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. Through Confirmation, our personal relationship with Christ is strengthened. 

In our two-year program that prepares youth for Confirmation, students select 8 out of 10 elective classes—Being Catholic, Church History, Confirmation, Liturgy, Mary & the Saints, New Testament, Old Testament, Prayer, Sacraments and Stewardship. Other requirements include completing Mass reflections, attending a retreat each year, performing service each year and attending prayer services. Find Out More Here About Confirmation Preparation