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KICK OFF EVENT - OCTOBER 1st

Check in 1:15 Gym  Presentation 1:30 - 3:00 Church

Seeing with the Eyes of Christ


FAITH ALIVE 78: is an interactive 4-tiered Catechetical Program specifically designed for students Grades 7 & 8 which meets on Sundays: 4:00 – 5:15 from October to April. This program is open to ALL 7th & 8th Grade students of our parish.

The Coursework - done in Faith Formation Sessions: 4:00 - 5:15- Sunday - (October to April)

The Service - done throughout the year with the student selecting a minimum of (2) events.

The Enrichment - done in grade level retreats - 8th in November / 7th in February, as well as (2) Diocesan-wide JrH events.

"For the Parent" AND Teen - Special event and /or speaker designed expressly for our parents, alongside their teen, covering topics that enhance the parent-teen  dialog on life and faith - these events are requisite components as well.

    Each of these components and their specified events and activities are required components of the FA 78 Program.

    

The Coursework: The FA78 coursework provides catechesis that is hands on, active and fun! And the 3-tierd component design allows students the flexibility to choose the events and coursework sessions and times that fit their schedules. Each class session is designed to give the Jr.High Catholic teen hands-on opportunities to experience their faith personally and intentionally as well as providing ways to grow in their faith, while learning to share faith together, enhance their personal prayer life, and connect more deeply with Jesus, with each other and within the life of the Church.

The 7th grade curriculum “Encountering Jesus” focuses on the life and mission of Jesus culminating with the 7th graders presenting the ”Living Stations” just before Easter for all the parish to enjoy and participate.

The 8th grade curriculum “Imitating Christ” focuses on topics of morality and the challenges of living our Catholic faith as a JrH teen and how the Sacraments strengthen and equip us to be followers of Christ, especially as they prepare to enter their High School years.

 

 

The Service: The service events and activities are opportunities for the 7th & 8th grade students to share their faith, their time and talents with those in need. We start with service close to home and move to service which reaches to our local communities and into the world community! Each student will select two events (you may select more). See the Service Activity Calendar for the complete list of dates and times.

 

 

The Enrichment: The Enrichment Activities are highly focused grade-specific events designed to expand and challenge the JrH teen not only in larger topics, but larger venues. We start the FA 78 year off with the Diocesan JrH Faith Day Celebration: Sunday October 1 and in the spring we have the March 4 Your Faith Youth Day. These events are an all Diocesan JrH event with special speakers, activities and fun just for you!

8th Grade Retreat – Sunday – November 5 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

7th Grade Retreat – Sunday – February 25 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

FOR OUR PARENTS: The For Our Parents series is designed to support and encourage you in your day to day journey both as a parent and as a fellow follower of Jesus Christ. We know the joys and challenges of raising JrH teens and parenting a teen in the truths of Our Catholic faith has its challenges. The For Our Parents series provides a brief one hour special event and/or speaker designed to refresh you and equip you in your vocation as parents. These events are on a program day on which your child is already attending and you simply arrive an hour earlier than usual and enjoy a time to pause, refresh and be renewed.

We so look forward to seeing you at our For Our Parents series:

2017 - Oct 22,  Dec 3    2018 - Jan 11,  Apr 22 -- (All events are 4:00 – 5:15 pm)

 

 

We have an awesome year planned for your Jr. High teen -- Here is everything you need to get started!

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