High School Formation
High School Youth Group
Welcome to the Faith Formation webpage for High School Youth at St. Francis of Assisi. It is our mission to provide your family with resources and information to enhance your spiritual life. The High School Youth meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 6-8 p.m. This program provides Faith Formation for teens as well as the opportunity to pray together and form community with the other members in the program. For the 2012-2013 Schedule please click here: Download
Please see the Forms tab for Faith Formation Registration
At the heart of the task of catechesis is the person of Jesus. The missionary mandate of Jesus calls us to proclaim, witness, teach, celebrate sacraments and love our neighbor.
Parents are the primary educators of their children in the faith. It is through the witness of Christian life given by parents within the context of the family that children are formed to respond to the call of their Baptism. The care that is taken to model and explain the Christian and religious meaning of events together with parental support of formal catechesis provided by the parish’s catechetical program form children in faith. “Family catechesis precedes . . . accompanies and enriches all forms of catechesis.” (GDC #226).
The catechists, staff, Father Brad and parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church are dedicated to helping children grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and in their love for and knowledge of the Catholic faith.
Confirmation is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us. Confirmation is regarded as the perfection of Baptism, because, as the introduction to the Rite of Confirmation states: by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.
Every summer St. Francis of Assisi Youth Group goes on at least one (many times two) Group Workcamp Trips. Youth and young adults look back on their “Workcamp” experience and pinpoint this mission trip as a place their faith deepened dramatically, where they bonded like never before. They hear God’s word…do God’s Word…and become more faithful followers of Christ. Our top goal while on these trips is for all participants to grow spiritually.
We have gone on Group Workcamps for eleven years and have a great respect for Group. We travel by bus (or private vehicles), take our tools, sleep on air mattresses (or floors), eat in cafeterias, shower in school gyms, and sweat out in the heat. We usually join between 300 and 400 other youth and adults in different areas of the United States to work on the homes of the elderly and the less fortunate. We paint exteriors and interiors of homes, build fences, build wheel chair ramps, build porches, clean, drywall, roof, etc. We help bring Christ back into their lives. It is a chance to spread the Word and build relationships.
Sign up’s start in August and September of the year prior to camp.
Mary Jo Fry
Director of Faith Formation ~ High School