Religious Education for High School Students
High school students meet twice a month,
on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the church hall.
Their schedule closely follows the local district calendars.
Check the "Calendar" tab on the left for the actual dates.
We are committed to providing a learning environment that is both fun and inspiring to our high school students. We will always bring relevant religious education to our students as we strive to build religious habits that will serve them throughout their lives as Catholic adults. When our students leave the high school program, they will be well-educated and solidly grounded in their Catholic faith.
9th and 10th Grade High School Students
Freshmen and sophomores here at St. Mary’s will continue their journey from Baptism toward Confirmation by growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and coming to a relationship with Christ. They will also continue working to understand the basics of the Catholic Church. These first two years of high school are important to ready them for their Confirmation Preparation year as juniors in high school.
students must attend Religious Education classes the year immediately preceding their entry into Confirmation Preparation.
During the freshman and sophomore years, students will use a curriculum based on
Chosen: Teen Faith Formation.
This program will give students an understanding of our story from creation through salvation history. It will show them that the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life. Classes may also use the
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catholic Youth Bible
in their classes.
High School Confirmation Class
Juniors in our Confirmation class will focus on their reception of the sacrament and what it means in their lives. They will take a closer look at the fruits and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, prayer in their lives, and what it means to be an adult follower of Christ. At times we will utilize a program called
A retreat experience is also a part of Confirmation preparation.
It is our hope that having high school religious education during this time on Sunday will make it conducive to active participation at one of our masses, either 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. We know that it is through active participation in the mass that we build a strong faith community and grow closer to Jesus through the Eucharist.
For more information on Confirmation Preparation, click on the “Sacramental Prep” tab on the left, and then the “Confirmation” tab.
Check out the “Retreats” tab to the left for special event opportunities.
Check out the "Youth Ministry" tab
for ways to stay connected.
Confirmation will be celebrated on
Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 7 p.m. at St. William's.
Details and the date/time of the practice are forthcoming.