Faith Formation – Middle School
Religious Education Classes
Youth Faith Formation is for students in 6th to 8th grade. Classes meet for six weeks in the fall and six weeks in the spring. Classes are held on Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Monsignor Slade School. In addition, middle school youth are required to attend two of five Middle School Service Projects. They are also required to attend their grade level retreat.
Middle School Service Projects:
November 1st (Fri.) – Middle School Winter Coat and Jean Drive – 7 – 9 pm. Meet at church hall. During this service project we will focus on those in need. We will separate and bag donations. Jeans will be donated to H.O.P.E., an organization that helps the disadvantaged in our area. Students are asked to bring winter coats and jeans they have been collecting to the drive.
November 21st (Thurs.) An Evening at the Winter Shelter – 5:30 to 7pm – Middle school students will gather at the church hall at 5:30 pm to prepare and serve dinner for the Winter Shelter guests. After dinner, we will make lunches, visit and play board games with the guests. Only the first 15 students to sign up will be able to participate in this service project due to limited space.
January 10th (Fri.) – Epiphany Party – 7 pm to 9 pm. Meet at the church hall. During this service project we will focus on unborn children. During this event, we will host a baby shower for all of the babies that Mary’s Center services. Our evening will include a presentation about the services that Mary’s center provides and lots of fun baby shower games. Students are asked to bring unwrapped gifts (diapers, onsies, shampoo, diaper rash ointment, baby blankets, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, baby clothes, etc.) for the baby shower that will be donated to Mary’s Center.
February 8th (Sat.) – Middle School Shelter-A-Thon Service Project – 11:00 am -3:00 pm. Meet at the church hall. Students will participate in a variety of service projects that impact the community. Activities include rosary making, casseroles for Sarah’s house, toys for SPCA, crafts for local nursing homes, cards for Operation Welcome Home, appreciation bags for police officers. Students are asked to bring a $10 donation to cover the cost of supplies.
TBD (Schedules for Operation Welcome Home are released the first day of the month) – Operation Welcome Home – On a date and time to be determined at the beginning of January, students will meet at the International terminal at BWI Airport to welcome home the service men and women who have been serving abroad and are returning home to the United States.
You are be able to sign up for service projects on-line via Sign-Up Genius. Click below to sign-up! Sign-Up Genius will send you reminders for the events have registered.