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Faith Alive 78



Information and schedule for 2020/21- coming soon!

FAITH ALIVE 78 is an interactive 4-tiered Catechetical Program specifically designed for students Grades 7 & 8 which meets on the 1st & 3rd Sundays.  This program is open to ALL 7th & 8th Grade students of our parish.  Each of these 4 components and their specified events and activities are required components of the FAITH ALIVE - FA 78 Program.  Go to FA 78 Calendar for this year's schedule.

      OPENING SESSION for ALL 7/8 Graders & Families: Saturday, 9/22, 5pm -7pm, 
                                                                                        FIAT Family Mass, Pizza & Activity                                
    1. COURSEWORK - Faith Formation Sessions: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12:30 - 2:00pm.                                            

2. SERVICE - done throughout the year with the student selecting a minimum of 2 activities.


3. ENRICHMENT done in grade level retreats:

  • 8th  Grade - November 17, 2019 at 10am-4pm
  • 7th  Grade - March 1, 2020 at 10am-4pm.


4. For the Parent - Class time designed expressly for our parents and their 7th and 8th graders, covering topics that enhance the parent-teen dialog on life and faith on 12/15/19 and 3/15/20.



Attendance: 630-654-3386    

630-601-1757   -






The COURSEWORK - The FA78 coursework provides catechesis that is hands on, active and fun! And the 3-tiered component provides students the variety and multiplicity of learning experiences that truly challenge and inspire. Class session ​are 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 for 2019/20 are highly focused grade-specific retreats designed to expand and challenge the Junior High teen.  


For the ParentsThe 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 Junior High teens and parenting a teen in the truths of Our Catholic faith has its challenges. These events are on a class day which your child is already attending and you simply arrive with them.