We are excited to welcome you to our Middle School Program! This program is for 6th-8th graders and is designed to help students begin preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, which for most, will happen in 8th grade. We will meet once per month on Youth Ministry Night for dinner, prayer, church teaching, a dynamic message, discipleship, and small group times, all led by missionaries from Damascus Catholic Mission Campus!
WHEN WE MEET
Our Middle School program meets on the second Sunday of every month, September-April, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Faith & Family Center. Confirmation students will attend a day-long retreat in September, and Confirmation parents should expect to attend 1-2 parent meetings throughout the school year.
GOALS OF MISSION MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
1. Foster a transforming spiritual experience of Jesus through the liturgy, allowing early adolescents to experience the Word of God and the Eucharist in a deeper and more profound way.
2. Create a positive experience of the Catholic Church for early adolescents.
3. Assist middle school youth in gaining an understanding an appreciation of what the Catholic Church teaches and believes.
4. Incorporate the Catholic Church’s vision of social justice and peace into the spiritual life of pre-adolescents.
Our program seeks to work cooperatively with families as you build upon your child’s faith formation. Since we are only on campus once a month for a Youth Ministry Night, we will also have an ‘at home’ component available to parents and youth.
We will be using the Decision Point Program from Dynamic Catholic. The program has been made available to our parish and is free for families. You may access the app by going to your app store and typing in Dynamic Catholic. Click on the Decision Point Icon. The content can also be accessed on the Dynamic Catholic website. Just click on the “For your Parish” tab and then Decision Point. Follow the prompts. You and your child can grow in your faith together.
There will also be opportunities throughout the year for service in and for our community, and opportunities for children to join with their parents in Adoration.
Contact Kerrie Ritchey, 6th & 7th Grade Faith Formation Director, with any questions.
Visit the Confirmation page for more information on preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.