Faith Formation

High School Youth Ministry (9-12)

All high school students are invited to join us for Mass on Sundays mornings at 11:00 am. High School Youth Ministry will take place after Mass from 1-2:30 pm in Kateri Lodge.

Our High School Youth Ministry program is designed to help high school teens (grades 9-12) engage in both exciting and contemplative ways with Christ and their Catholic faith. Our goal is to help en- courage the development of their Catholic faith through providing meaningful Catholic community and strong theological formation. Each month will focus on a specific theme that will be addressed through theological formation, community service, social, and worship events. Providing a broad ex- planation and intensive examination of that month’s topic.

High School Retreats:

The Presence Kalamazoo (February 2020): Presence is a retreat completely centered on the pres- ence of Jesus in the Eucharist. With perpetual adoration, amazing speakers, fun breakout activities, and daily Mass, this retreat helps teens become full engrossed in the presence of Christ in their lives. This year’s speaker is Fr. Patrick Schultz, and will be held at Miracle Camp Retreat Center.

Opportunities to Serve:

Peer Ministry: Peer ministry is an amazing service group that helps plan and lead HSFF lessons, assists at retreats for both high school and middle school and serve as mentors to their peers both in the high school faith formation program and at school. Peer ministry is not for the weak of heart though. This ministry requires attendance at several meetings as well as participation in several events. Please prayerfully consider the time commitment of this ministry before applying.

Christian Service:

There will be several Christian Service opportunities offered throughout the year. Christian service is a very important part of our faith that we promote and encourage greatly in our High School Program.

Teens on a Mission:

This year we are going to be traveling again with Alive in You Catholic Conference and Service Camps. Teens will spend days working in the local community of our host city and evenings listening to speakers. Alive in You also offers daily Mass, Reconciliation, frequent praise and worship, and a Eucharistic Adoration Service. This is a great way for Teens to encounter Christ through service, and meeting other Catholic teens from across the country. Dates and location will be announced as they are determined

Other High School Events:

Graduation Mass & Brunch (May 2020): We will begin our celebration at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on

Sunday May 19, 2019. Graduating seniors are celebrated at this amazing Mass & brunch. Juniors are expected to help serve the seniors as well.

DYMO Camp:

DYMO Camp is a weeklong Catholic summer camp that is filled with the Holy Spirit. You can learn more at www.dymo.org.