Two years of High School Christian Formation classes are required of any young person, not enrolled in a Catholic High School before they begin to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The St. Mary by the Lake Faith Formation program provides an opportunity for youth in grades 9th through 10th to grow in faith by developing a meaningful relationship with Jesus, a better understanding of our Catholic tradition and help to plant roots for the adult years. This program includes instruction, fellowship, prayer, service, and fun. The Director of Youth Ministry and Catechists use a variety of activities and media to help connect their faith to their everyday life experiences. The Youth Ministry program also provides opportunities for youth to engage in service, social and retreat opportunities throughout the year.
9th & 10th Grade Curriculum:
- Fall 2021 Altaration: Altaration addresses head-on one of the biggest problems we all face: how do we get Catholic teens to appreciate the awesome beauty and mystery of the Mass…and to actually look forward to attending and participating?
- Spring 2022 Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation: We live in a broken and hurting world. Teens today see division, anxiety, and tension all around them. Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation brings Christ’s healing message to a world that sorely needs it through the topics that are most important to teens right now.
Welcome Prayer Service & Prayer Service:
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm. in Church
A brief information session will be held immediately following the Welcome Service.
Parent packs and all pertinent information will be distributed at this meeting and families will be given the opportunity to meet their catechist(s).
High School Faith Formation Grade 9/10 Service Requirements
In addition to service project planned and implemented by the teens as a collective in April, each student will be required to complete 10 hours of Christian Service at the parish or via parish organizations. Hours with organization outside the Catholic community will need the approval of the Director of Faith Formation.