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MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

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The following are the programs offered for Middle School and High School students. Please see the contact person listed with each opportunity.

FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION FORMS: For Faith Formation registration forms, click here.

 

Deacon Tom Kinnick, Director of Youth Ministry

Thomas.K@avemariaparish.org

Becky Hampton, Director of Religious Education

Becky.H@avemariaparish.org 

 

Parish office: 239-261-5555

Called to Be Catholic

RCIC-Sacramental preparation for 6th-8th graders: A highly flexible resource that provides young people with a comprehensive introduction to the essentials and key teachings of the four pillars of the Catholic faith. Along with the Break Through Bible for Young Catholics, these resources fill in faith formation gaps for young people ages 12 to 15 preparing to receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil. Starting Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 11:15 am -12:15 pm at Donahue Academy.

 

Word of Life (Augustine Institute)

Continuing catechesis for 3rd-8th graders who have received their first sacraments. Word of Life brings together faith and reason and demonstrates how the truths of the faith speak to the human heart. This catechesis centers on an initial proclamation of the kerygma. Starting Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 11:15am-12:15pm at Donahue Academy.

 

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation is a two-year preparation process (9th/10th grades). In year one, most of the preparation is participating in Youth Ministry on Sunday evening (see below). In year two, continued participation in Youth Ministry along with formal preparation classes during the week.

Starting Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, from 6:30-8:00 pm at Donahue Academy.

 

Youth Ministry - Dead Theologians Society

The Dead Theologians Society is a Catholic apostolate for junior high and high school age teens. Through the saints of yesterday, the Dead Theologians Society inspires the youth of today to become the saints of tomorrow. DTS is also an integral part of the two-year Confirmation program.

Starting Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Totus Tuus Summer Program

A summer program for 1st-12th graders dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. June 17-21, 2024

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My life plan is to be always connected to Jesus.

Blessed Carlo Acutis

Click on the image of Blessed Carlo to go to the international exhibition: "Eucharistic Miracles of the World" that was created by him!

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