Diverse Youth & Family Ministry

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Catechesis for Youth and Teens

Family Based Program

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K-6th grade

A blended model in which parents and children work together. The online work is about engaging with information while the monthly gathered sessions puts learning into practice in an informal and fun way. Service to the community and parish are a key component. Email Rich Rasmussen for more information at [email protected]
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ice breaker at youth group

Middle School Youth Group

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7th-8th grade

Weekly from September-May. The group is fun and engaging with plenty of food and games but learning about our faith an out in our lives is our reason for gathering. We cover a lot of different topics in preparation for Confirmation. Email Rich Rasmussen for more information at [email protected]
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Ice breakers in the youth room

High School Youth Group

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9th- 12th grade

Weekly from September-May. The group is fun and engaging with plenty of food and games but learning about our faith is our reason for gathering. We cover a lot of different topics that relate to our faith and how we are called to live out our lives each day. Email Rich Rasmussen for more information at [email protected]
Schedule

Sacrament Prep

Reconciliation

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October- December

Preparation for First Reconciliation typically begins in October and we celebrate First Reconciliation Mid December. It is important to note that preparation for sacraments is additional to being enrolled in the religious education program.
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First Eucharist Prep

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March- May

Preparation for First Eucharist typically begins in March and we celebrate First Eucharist in May. It is important to note that preparation for sacraments is additional to being enrolled in the religious education program.
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Confirmation Prep

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7th-8th grade

A reaffirmation of your baptism, it is your opportunity and desire to say “yes” to Christ to live out your Catholic faith. Confirmation in the Diocese of Rochester is a two-year process. In an effort to make things easier on families schedules, we utilize the Middle School Youth Group for this preparation.
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Enrichment Opportunities

Parish Youth & Family Retreat

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Lent

Each year during Lent, families, youth and teens from our parish attend a Parish Retreat on the grounds of Camp Casowasco. Families stay in one of the cabins and teens and chaperones stay in another cabin. A facilitator from the parish leads talks, activites and prayer services. Reconciliation and Mass is offered in the chapel. For more information, contact Rich at [email protected]
Camp Casowasco

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

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November

Every other year, teens in 9-12 grade can travel with chaperones and attend the National Catholic Youth Conference- usually held in Indianapolis.. Please reach out to Rich at [email protected] for more information.
NCYC

An interactive newsletter provided online by the Diocese of Rochester Department of Evangelization and Catechesis.