Sunday Youth Group

In this year of Covid-Ministry we are working to be flexible and adapt quickly to any possible scenarios.  We are very aware that our young people may feel disconnected from one-another, from our community and even from God so we’ve come up with a plan that meets young people in different ways. 

Monthly In Person Gatherings

  • 3rd Sunday of the month Usually 11:00 AM
  • Focus on building community and sharing faith
  • Will be outdoors as much as possible with masks & social distancing

Weekly Zoom Gatherings on non-in person weeks

  • 11:00 AM to Noon
  • Fast paced & fun online games run by trained peer leaders
  • Students will be camera for short bursts of time during weekly check-ins and Sunday Scripture reflections

Weekly At Home

  • Weekly reflection questions posted to their small group on discussion board will have an older teen and adult interacting with teens to build community
  • Reading about faith building topics on their own time

#SPX Prayer Playlist

  • Working in small groups of their own choosing, students will log monthly contributions to our #SPX Prayer Playlist. We’ll reflect on where prayer happens, different kinds of prayer, the Mass, prayer songs and more.

CURRICULUM
Grade 6 – 7
The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers by St. Mary’s Press which provides a comprehensive program to foster the faith of young adolescents and help them make the connections between the Catholic faith, their everyday life, and their faith community, which will strengthen their Catholic identity and inspire them to participate more fully in the Church’s mission.

Grades 8 – 9  and Grades 10- 12
The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth by St. Mary’s Press which is an easy-to-understand and practical guide to all things Catholic. The handbook helps the young person gain the foundational catechesis to present him or herself as a Candidate for Confirmation at the end of 9th grade.

The primary focus of our curriculum is the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Four Pillars of Creed, Prayer, Sacraments and Morality.  This year (2017-2018), we will be focusing on the regular Diocesan curriculum and AND we’ll be adding in some special lessons that focus on discipleship skills needed to be a follower of Christ in this day & age. Skills like making friends, how to deal with anxiety, courage, trusting God, and finding your purpose in life. All of these of course, are also great resiliency skills so that our young people develop a the skills to bounce back against adversity and have a group of trusted peers that they know have the same values.