Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Middle School Faith Formation

Middle School Faith Formation meets on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Youth gather together in small groups to learn more about their faith, the Bible, the Mass and much more. Curriculum used in Middle School is from Ascension Press which features dynamic Catholic speakers such as: Fr. Mike Schmitz, Mark Hart, Chris Stefanick, Jackie Francois, Fr. Josh Johnson, and many more.

Program Highlights

  • Ascension Press Curriculum (Encounter, Altaration, & Theology of the Body for MS)
  • Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm
  • Home Taught Model Option Available (Parents are provided the materials to cover the lessons at home on their own time at their own pace)
  • 1st Wednesdays of the month will be Family Formation nights from 6:30p-7:30pm with guest speakers for the whole family! (This is in place of their regular class at 7pm)
  • 2-4 Wednesday Nights per year will be in large group format as a Youth Ministry night or Q&A with our Pastor
  • Additional Youth Ministry programs offered throughout the year (i.e. Ignite Nights, Retreats) {See below for current events coming up!}

Register NOW for the 2021-2022 Faith Formation Year!

Encounter is a Catholic Bible Study designed specifically for Middle School youth. Through DVD presentations and small group discussion, youth are drawn into Salvation Story and come to a new and deeper understanding of who God is. Click here to learn more about Encounter and view sample clips of the program. Every student will receive their own copy of the "Break Through" Catholic Bible for teens!

Altaration helps teens appreciate and understand the beauty and mystery of the Mass. The program is designed to stir thought and discussion through dynamic presentations and small group discussions. Click here to learn more about Altaration and view sample clips of the program.

Theology of the Body for Teens (MS Edition)
The Theology of the Body (TOB) for Teens Middle School program is divided into 8 unique segments that reflect the pedagogical approach of St. John Paul II’s revolutionary teaching. The program gives middle school teens the answers to their tough questions concerning their bodies, their sexuality, and their future. Click here for more information about TOB for Teens and view sample clips of the program.

Stay tuned for the 2021-2022 schedule! Typically we begin mid-September and wrap-up in early/mid-May.

Youth with Special Needs?

Do you have a child with special needs looking to be in Faith Formation, but you're unsure if a traditional program is the best fit? Please connect with us to discuss options. Every person is unique and we want to work with you and your family to determine the best way for them to grow in faith. Contact Kayla.Rooney@stjosephcommunity.org or 651-313-8464 to begin the discussion.


Youth Ministry Opportunities

Below are some upcoming Youth Ministry opportunities for Middle School Youth. If you have any questions or want more information please contact us at YouthMinistry@StJosephCommunity.org or 651-423-4402.


 

VBS Volunteering

Check out the VBS Special Event Page for more information about volunteering. Many middle school and high school volunteers are needed to make it a success!


Ignite Nights, Retreats, Etc.

Due to COVID-19 many of these programs have been cancelled throughout the Archdiocese for the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to them being offered hopefully in 2021-2022! Partnership for Youth is planning to offer Ignite Nights again in the Winter/Spring of 2022 as well as a fall 2021 "Rise Up" Middle School event! Stay Tuned!

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