All high school students are invited to join us every Tuesday, 7-9:30pm. Sports, games, movies, scavenger hunts and more! Come check it out! (Established in 2011, FiRE House is a gathering space for high school students. It is the tan rancher with purple shutters located at the corner of the elementary school parking lot – 329 Wright Street)
COVID UPDATE: High school students are invited to join us in front of FiRE House each Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm, weather-permitting. Masks and social distancing are required. If there is inclement weather, or when it starts to get dark earlier, we will meet online via Zoom. Please join us!
Emmaus Peer Ministry
Confirmed teens are invited to be a part of our team of peer ministers who accompany other youth on their journey of faith. Our peer ministers are an integral part of our Confirmation program.
Invitations are extended to select youth to participate in local and national leadership opportunities such as the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s High School Leadership Institute (High LI) and One Bread One Cup in St. Meinrad, IN.
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
Every other year, NCYC is held in Indianapolis. Current high school students who are involved in youth ministry are invited to attend this 3-day experience with over 20,000 young people from around the country.
New for 2020/2021 school year: stay connected by joining our Zoom faith sharing group, College Campfire, held each Wednesday, 8:30pm-9:30pm. If you’d like to join, contact Kristin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group is comprised of young adults, who seek to grow closer to Christ in the Eucharist and their peers through time in prayer, in penance and in the pub. Adults between the ages of 21 and 35 gather twice a month in the chapel for Adoration (P1 – prayer). During this time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered (P2 – penance). After Benediction, fellowship ensues at a local restaurant (P3 – pub). For more information, please contact Fr. Matt, email@example.com
CONFIRMATION FOR YOUTH
Both 9th and 10th graders will be in Confirmation preparation during the 2020/2021 school year. Preparation for the Sacrament begins with a required information meeting in the late spring of the 8th or 9th grade in 2020 and continues for approximately one year with Confirmation at the end of 9th or 10th grade in 2021. Students who wish to prepare for Confirmation must have been enrolled in either a Catholic school or in a Catholic Faith Formation program with successful completion the year prior to preparation.
Our Confirmation preparation program for youth involves parish ministry participation, classes, an overnight retreat, the completion of a portfolio and an interview. The Program is designed to help our young people deepen their relationship with God, their understanding of their faith and to realize the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Those interested in learning more about Confirmation preparation may contact Kristin Rupprecht for more information.