Middle School (Junior High) Youth Group: The model for middle school catechesis for youth in grades 6-8 at Peace of Christ Parish is the youth group. Besides faith formation, Youth Groups integrate all of the 8 components of a comprehensive youth ministry as outlined in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Renewing the Vision, plan for youth ministry including: advocacy, catechesis, community life, evangelization, justice and service, leadership development, pastoral care and prayer/worship.
The program for middle school youth utilizes two primary texts: The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition and the Catholic Youth Bible, both by St. Mary’s Press. The themes explored during these three formative years are the Old Testament, the New Testament and Church History/the Holy Spirit. The middle school youth group years provide youth with a strong faith foundation for their preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation that begins in grade 8. For more information on the Sacrament of Confirmation, visit our Confirmation page under “Sacraments.”
2020-21 Jr. High Youth Ministry Options:
1) Sundays (Hybrid): Beginning January 10, 2021, all in-person meetings on Sunday mornings, 11am-Noon, at St. Ambrose Academy have been moved to Zoom. Youth will now meet on Zoom with our Home Study youth on the following Sundays, 1pm-2pm: 1/10/2021; 3/21/2021; and 5/2/2021. A Zoom link will be sent to youth one week prior to each meeting. Some additional work is required outside these meetings.
2) Home study: Youth attend all five (5) Zoom meetings on the following Sunday afternoons, 1-2pm: 9/13/2020; 11/1/2020; 1/10/2021; 3/21/2021; and 5/2/2021. Some additional work is required outside these meetings.
Registration may be done by visiting https://bit.ly/3fTRVbi. Registration is due by August 24, 2020.