Junior High Youth Ministry

Faith Formation

Jr. High Ministry is committed to Faith Formation and community-building, grounded in Jesus Christ through Catholic Tradition, in class and homeschool education. They participate in the sacraments, Eucharistic Adoration, topical exercises, service projects, special events and prayer. Emmaus, On the Road with Jesus, is a family night to share a meal and preview upcoming Sunday readings with their families.

Kids for Christ – 6th, 7th, 8th Grades  

This is the social component of Junior High Youth Ministry and meets July through June. These events provide an opportunity for all grades from all schools to mix and develop friendships that carry over into high school.  Each themed event is unique and is designed and hosted by the Core Team. Parent help is needed in order to hold
the events.  Archdiocesan Release forms
are mandatory


Junior High Ministry Opportunities:

Service Opportunities

Service to our brothers and sisters is an integral part of our response to Jesus upon hearing His word. Opportunities are in many areas: Altar Servers, Lectors, Jr. High class projects for Advent, Christmas and Lent. We annually host a Soup & Bread Supper in Lent followed by Student led Stations of the Cross for the parish.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are welcome and must be compliant with Child Decree of Protection and in active status with Virtus. Volunteers are needed in the role of Catechist, leaders for Core Team, and chaperones for Kids
for Christ events.

The Jr. High Core Team

Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade committed to the responsible leadership of this ministry and peers. They meet July through June to plan and implement Kids for Christ events, retreats, summer events, service, and the Core Team assists in many areas of parish service. A Core Team Leadership Training Retreat is in the summer.  Membership is open to all Junior High students.

The Core Team Leadership and
Training Retreat

Explores their faith, defines and sharpens their communication skills, bond through team-building and deepen their level of spirituality through various experiences.
The Core Team becomes family and learns to implement valuable life skills while having fun.

The 6 Basic Needs of Young People

A need to believe life is meaningful and
has a purpose.

A need for a sense of community & deeper relationships.

A need to be appreciated and loved.

A need to be listened to – to be heard.

A need to feel that one is growing in faith.

A need for practical help in developing mature faith.

Summer Events:
Kids for Christ, “The Big Event”, Summer Drop-ins special activities for service opportunities, and the annual Core Team Leadership Training Retreat
Service Opportunities are available through Faith Formation Sessions, Core Team, and various appeals throughout the year. e.g.
Jr. High Soup & Bread, Stations of the Cross, & Vacation Bible Camp.  Volunteers must be compliant with Decree on Child Protection  which includes Virtus
Staff Contact: Phyllis Wilemaitis