The SERVICE - done throughout the year with the student selecting a minimum of (2) events.
The ENRICHMENT - done in grade level retreats:
"For the Parent" - 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 FAITH ALIVE - FA 78 Program.
This program is open to ALL 7th & 8th Grade students of our parish
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 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!
For the 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 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 with them – 4:00 – 5:30 and enjoy a time to pause, refresh and be renewed together.
We look forward to seeing you at our For Our Parents series:
DATES: *SEP 30 | DEC 2 | APR 14 *Note Sep 30: 1:30 - 3:00P