The MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH program fulfills one year of the two-consecutive years required for those preparing for sacraments. For those preparing for sacraments attendance is very important. No more than four MIDDLE SCHOOL meets can be missed to meet the requirements.
We are excited to announce that we are now using
Alive in Christ curriculum!
What you can expect for this program:
Jesus Christ is at the Center
Alive in Christ is intentional in its focus on the life, mission and saving work of Jesus Christ. This lays the foundation for a lifelong relationship with Jesus, who "
...alone can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity"(CCC 426).
Building Knowledge of, and Reverence for, Sacred Scripture
Sacred Scripture from both the Old and New Testament is presented in ways that encourage youth to learn about the people and stories of the Bible and listen to the voice of God.
Comprehensive Presentation of Catholic Teaching
Alive in Christ provides a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the Catholic faith. Key themes of Catholic teaching are repeated each year through a grade-level lens, building on the child's knowledge of the faith at each developmental stage.
Unique and Effective Pedagogy
Mirroring the divine pedagogy, each lesson begins with God's invitation through Sacred Scripture and leads youth to reflect on his Word, study it in Sacred Tradition, and respond with a lived faith.
Putting Faith into Practice
Activities and questions throughout each lesson prompt youth to relate knowledge of our faith with their life experience so they can apply the many ways we worship, live, pray, and serve together as Catholics.
Complete and Purposeful Approach to Prayer and Worship
At every grade level, Alive in Christ intentionally incorporates the five basic forms of prayer and provides complete lessons on Church feasts and seasons.
Tools for Involving Families in Children's Faith Formation
The "Family + Faith" page and an extensive website give families the tools they need to know what their youth are learning, talk about their Catholic faith, and recognize ways they can apply it to their daily lives.
Please contact Jayme, Coordinator of Youth Ministries if you have
any questions or need more information.
Jayme can be reached by calling 704-825-9600, ext. 24 or email@example.com.