Growing in Faith

Youth & Young Adults

St. Margaret Church and St. Mary Magdalen Mission

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Middle School Faith Formation

(Wednesdays)

Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:15 pm in the Middle School building (St. Mary Magdalen Mission Campus).

  • Our Wednesday program offers a youth ministry program where young people explore their faith through various methods that support younger adolescence faith development. Activities include both large and small group catechetical sessions, cyber classes, social nights, grade-level mini-retreats, service projects and large group gatherings with parents.
  • Large Group Gatherings with parents take place throughout the year. These are opportunities for parents and younger teens to grow in faith together.
REMINDER FOR INCOMING 8th GRADE PARENTS: 

If you intend for your son or daughter to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation in 9th grade, enrollment in 8th grade faith formation is required.

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Middle School Home Study

This program provides materials and support to parents who choose to guide their youth through the faith formation process at home.

  • Large Group gatherings with parents take place twice during the year on Sunday evenings.
  • Chapter Quizzes: The primary way in which we assess successful participation in Home Study Faith Formation is through chapter quizzes. We use Google Classroom, and all quizzes are completed online.
REMINDER FOR INCOMING 8th GRADE PARENTS: 

If you intend for your son or daughter to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation in 9th grade, enrollment in 8th grade faith formation is required.

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High School Youth Ministry

Hangout nights at FiRE House 

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)

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.

Leadership Training

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.

 

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College Ministry

Our College Ministry typically meets on Wednesday evenings during the summer and during winter break. For more information, please email Kristin Rupprecht: krupprecht@stmargaret.org.

To sign up for our college newsletter, send an email to Kristin Rupprecht krupprecht@stmargaret.org

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P3

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, mdefusco@stmargaret.org

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Confirmation for Youth

Preparation for the Sacrament begins with a required information meeting in the late spring of 8th grade and continues for approximately one year with Confirmation at the end of 9th grade. Students who wish to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation must have been enrolled in either a Catholic school or Catholic faith formation program with successful completion the year prior to preparation. Older high school students are also welcome to prepare for Confirmation assuming the eligibility requirement is met.

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.

For liturgical events, please visit our full schedule of daily and weekend masses, rosary, adoration, and confession on our Liturgy & Prayers page.

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Kristin Rupprecht

Email | 410-879-2670 x166

Faith Formation Inclement Weather Policy

Our Faith Formation Coordinators will send an email regarding closure and cancellation. We do not necessarily follow Harford County Public Schools.

Enjoy Playing Music?

Consider sharing your talent at the Contemporary Mass at Saint Mary Magdalen on Sundays at 11:00 am.  Please contact Jeff Winfield, Assistant Music Minister.