HIGH SCHOOL NEWS - 9TH GRADE - 12TH GRADE
High School students meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00.
We meet EVERY Sunday, except Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Easter.
High School is a period of transition where the Catholic Faith ceases from being the faith of the parents to being faith of the individual. This period provides an apprenticeship, so to speak, where students learn more deeply about the treasures of our faith as well as how to live an active life of Discipleship which they will carry out for the rest of their lives.
The evenings will include dinner and class followed by small group activities, guest speakers and fellowship. This integrated experience of the traditional “Religious Education Class” and “Youth Group” ensures the optimum formation of each student. This catechetical model helps students to bridge what they learn with their minds into their hearts so that they are able to live it out into the world as Jesus Christ calls each one of us to His discipleship.
Registration paperwork including parental/guardian consent, medical forms and media wavier must be completed at the beginning of (delete) every school year.
TxT (Tuesday and Thursday) scripture study is a short gathering before school for a quick opening up of the upcoming Sunday readings and a reinforcement of relationships with people who share our faith. Tuesday meets at Starbucks on NW Expressway and Rockwell and Thursday currently meets at Braum’s on MacArthur just north of Memorial (I think that the location has changed). We meet every week at 7:00 a.m. and end about 7:30 a.m., except when school is out or cancelled.
Juice’n is a summer expansion of TxT where we not only have spiritual and social elements, we also have a service activity that expands on those two activities. We go to a variety of places such as Villa Isenbart and St Ann’s retirement centers, BirthChoice, Special Care, Sanctuary, Sister BJ’s pantry, etc and do a variety of service work like coloring, singing, packing, loading, gardening, etc. We meet in the youth room at 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday during the summer. We start with our spiritual focus, then we load the bus and head over to Jamba Juice and off to our service site until about 4:00 p.m. If time allows we try to visit one of our many Catholic churches near the service sites for a quick tour and then we head home.
Confirmation Preparation Begins in the 9th Grade.