Middle School Youth Ministry

Weekly Program

Middle school students grades 6th-7th are invited to join us on either (or both) Sunday nights from 6-7:30 PM or Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:45pm.  On Sundays we meet in the Holy Family Center and on Wednesdays we meet at Kateri Lodge.

Middle school students in 8th grade preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation meet on Sunday nights only from 6:00-7:30 pm. in the Holy Family Center.

Weekly Topics

Below is the syllabus for the first half of the 2018-2019 MSFF year. Topics are subject to change.

September                                                                                                                                        

  • Sunday, 9/16: Faith Formation Opening Mass and MSFF Open House
  • Wednesday, 9:19: MSFF Open House
  • Sunday, 9/23: MSFF Kick Off Night
  • Wednesday, 9/26: MSFF Kick Off Night
  • Sunday, 9/30: A Night on the Church

October

  • Wednesday, 10/3: Saint Clelia Barbieri
  • Sunday, 10/7: A Night on Prayer
  • Wednesday, 10/10: A Night on Prayer
  • Sunday, 10/14: Saint Clelia Barbieri
  • Wednesday, 10/17: Marian Procession
  • Sunday, 10/21 Marian Procession
  • Wednesday, 10/24:  Hot Topic: Heaven, Hell, and the Supernatural: What the Church Teaches (Father Tony)
  • Sunday, 10/28:  Hot Topic: Heaven, Hell, and the Supernatural: What the Church Teaches (Father Stephen
  • Wednesday, 10/31: No MSFF – Halloween

November                                                                                                                                         

  • Sunday, 11/4: Exalt Night
  • Wednesday, 11/7: Eucharistic Adoration Night
  • Sunday, 11/11: Hot Topic: TBD
  • Wednesday, 11/14: Hot Topic: TBD
  • Sunday, 11/18: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
  • Wednesday, 11/21: No MSFF – Thanksgiving
  • Sunday, 11/25: No MSFF – Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, 11/28: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

December          

  • Sunday, 12/2: NET Retreat
  • Wednesday, 12/5: Preparing for Advent with Mary
  • Sunday, 12/9: Saint Charbel
  • Wednesday, 12/12: Saint Charbel
  • Sunday, 12/16: MSFF Christmas Party
  • Wednesday, 12/19: MSFF Christmas Party
  • Sunday, 12/23: No MSFF – Christmas Break
  • Wednesday, 12/26: No MSFF – Christmas Break
  • Sunday, 12/30: No MSFF – Christmas Break

Retreats

NET Retreat (December 2, 2018)

NET Ministries USA will be returning to OLC to put on a one day retreat for our middle school youth! The theme is “In His Image” & will teach the youth about finding their identity in Jesus! This retreat will include Mass, Confession, skits, ice breakers, music, and food! Please check the website and bulletin for permission forms & more information!

Confirmation Retreat (TBD)

This day retreat will have both small and large group activities, discussions, and reflection all focused on the stories of mercy in Scripture, the Mass, and in our lives as committed Catholic Christians.  This is an engaging, dynamic retreat that serves to deepen the Confirmation candidates’ resolve to commit themselves to a life of merciful action in the name of Jesus, our Redeemer. Please check the website and bulletin for permission forms & more information!

Diocesan Shine Youth Rally (March 16, 2019)

Join hundreds of other youth from the Diocese of Grand Rapids as we come together and have an encounter with Jesus! The day will include dynamic speakers, live music, food, games, Mass, and more! Please check the website and bulletin for permission forms and more information.

Service Projects & Special Events

Many service projects and special events are being planned for the upcoming Middle School Faith Formation year. Please check back!

Share in the Fun

Throughout the year, we will post photos from Middle School Faith Formation events here. Please check back!