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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.

REGISTRATION FORM: For the Religious Education Form needed for all of our programs, click here.


Deacon Tom Kinnick, Director of Youth Ministry

Becky Hampton, Director of Religious Education 


Parish office: 239-261-5555


Calling all Ave Maria teens in grades 7-12! We are excited to announce the Ave Maria Youth Group will meet in the parish hall on Sunday evenings starting at 6:30pm for "yak and snack." Then at 7pm we will follow an amazing program called: Dead Theologians Society or "DTS" for short. Time will fly as we study the life and teachings each week of a particular Catholic Holy Hero (aka: a Saint) for 45 minutes. Then we finish with 15 minutes of prayer so you will be good to go by 8pm. To learn more about DTS, visit their website by clicking here. Contact: Deacon Tom Kinnick.


Confirmation preparation is a two year process, usually taking place in 9th and 10th grade. In addition to your child's Confirmation registration, we will need a copy of your child's Baptism certificate with record of his/her First Holy Communion. See calendar for dates when classes meet. Contact: Becky Hampton. 

REGISTRATION FORM: For the Confirmation Registration Form, please click here.


Rite of Christian Initiation for Youth & Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. RCIA - Youth is the process for children and middle school age youth and RCIA is for high school age and adults. These programs are for those to be baptized and enter the Catholic Church who have not been baptized as infants or young children. See calendar for dates when classes meet. Contact: Becky Hampton.

REGISTRATION FORM: For the RCIA - YOUTH Registration Form, click here. 


REGISTRATION FORM: For the RCIA - HIGH SCHOOL (Adults) Registration Form, click here.


We are blessed to have a wide range of catechetical materials available for Ave Maria families using the free website resource called: FORMED. Contact Becky Hampton to discuss how FORMED can help your family's faith formation this year. To go to the FORMED page, click here


Ave Maria teens are invited to participate in a pilgrimage to the March for Life that takes place each year in Washington, DC in January. More information to come regarding the next March for Life. Contact: Deacon Tom Kinnick.


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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