Upperclassmen

Once youth are Confirmed, they are called to continue to deepen their faith and understanding of Christ. In an effort to support these young men and women on their faith journeys, youth ministry offers opportunities during the week to accompany upperclass students as they take ownership of their Catholic faith.

Youth Group

The 11th and 12th grade students are welcome to Sunday night youth group. In place of the catechesis for the 9th and 10th grade students, the upperclassmen participate in Unleashed, which is a scripture-based study. Through Unleashed, students are challenged to go deeper intellectually and spiritually as they learn about how to share and live out particular teachings of our Catholic faith on a daily basis. The 11th and 12th grade students alternate the youth group nights that they meet: Juniors meet on "Ten 11 Nights" and Seniors meet on "LifeNights."

Ten11 Nights *Juniors*

  • September 10 - Kickoff! All grades welcome!
  • September 17
  • October 1
  • October 15
  • November 5
  • Novemer 19 - Thanksgiving Social! All grades welcome!
  • December 10 - Service Project! All grades welcome!
  • December 17 - Christmas Social! All grades welcome!

LifeNights *Seniors*

  • September 10 - Kickoff! All grades welcome!
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 12
  • November 19 - Thanksgiving Social! All grades welcome!
  • December 10 - Service Project! All grades welcome!
  • December 17 - Christmas Social! All grades welcome!

AfterShock

"When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness."

Acts 4:31

What is AfterShock?

AfterShock is a program designed for upperclassmen to dive deeper into their faith, especially in light of receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. The name "AfterShock" derives from the verse above because it was in the aftermath of the earthquake - an "aftershock" - that the apostles announced the Good News "with boldness." Inspired by this verse, the purpose of the AfterShock program is to equip upperclassmen with the knowledge, habits, and skills to boldly proclaim their Catholic faith in the world today.

Who can attend AfterShock?

Students in 11th and 12th grade may participate in AfterShock. Confirmed students are especially encouraged to attend.

When is AfterShock?

AfterShock meets Thursday nights during the school year from 6-7:30pm in the youth room located on the ministry level.

What happens at AfterShock?

AfterShock begins with dinner and follows with teaching, discussion, and prayer. The topics for the teaching and discussion are a combination of scripture, spiritual reading, and theological documents. For the 2017-18 academic year, the focus is on St. John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body in which we discuss this teaching's Biblical and philosophical origins, social and cultural consequences, and practical application to life today.

Let us Encounter, Embody, and Share Christ.

 

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Fall 2017 AfterShock Meetings:

  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
  • December 7
  • December 14