Middle School

Our Middle School Faith Formation meets on Sundays from 1:00-2:30pm every Sunday from September – May. Our first class will be on Sunday September 17, 2017

Our Catholic Middle School Youth Program is created for early adolescents in grades six, seven, and eight. It is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. At this age middle school youth are open to good and bad behaviors as well as positive and negative behaviors. Many of the values and beliefs they held as children are now being questioned and challenged. As young adolescents they are trying to figure out who they are and what they believe. Edge aims to help middle schoolers identify that truth in order to help them answer these questions.

In many respects Middle School kids are on the edge because so much is going on in their lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. It can be a very stressful and difficult time for them and their parents. As a Catholic Community, we have the opportunity to give our Middle School youth what they need in life: Jesus, The Word, The Eucharist, and the Church!

Please contact Meagan Milstead at 561-784-0689, or email her at faithformation@sttherese-church.org for more information.

OVERVIEW

Sunday Meetings
Throughout the year, we will meet on Sundays from 1:00-2:30. The whole concept is to break out from the classroom mentality. Our youth have to sit in a classroom all day at school, the last thing they want to do is sit in another classroom. Also, our faith is so much more then what we can learn from a textbook. We will not only give the teens an opportunity to learn about their faith but experience it as well.

Retreat
This year we will be attending the Steubenville Day Rally in Palm Beach Gardens. This rally is specialized to address the resources and needs of today’s Catholic youth. With an exciting lineup of speakers, musicians, and presenters, the Middle School Day Rally will challenge Catholic youth to stand firm in their faith, rely on the awesome power of Jesus Christ who is their guide, friend, and Savior, and show that faith to the world.

The Sacraments are the highlight of the rally. Teens will join in a dynamic Eucharistic Liturgy during the day and will be given the opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There is also a powerful time of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration. Many young people encounter the Holy Spirit for the first time. This leads to a tremendous conversion for many young people.  For more information please visit http://www.steubenvillefloridadayrally.com/

NEW Enrollment Fees
Family Enrollment Fee – $150 (this is an annual fee for all families to enroll in any of our programs)

The following fees are in addition to the Family Enrollment Fee and may cover the extra time, retreats and materials that are required to maintain these programs.
First Holy Communion Fee – $85
Middle School Fee – $50
Confirmation Fee – $175

 

A Prayer For The Teens
Good and loving Creator you are the author of all that is good and holy. We ask you to send your Holy Spirit upon our Middle School youth and bless them with your patience, inspire them with your joy, and nurture them with your compassion. In their journey to follow Jesus, encourage them with holiness and peace.

In times of confusion and uncertainty, guide them with your wisdom and truth. May they always look to you for strength and guidance. We also ask you to send your blessings upon our Middle School program, allow it to always be a source of inspiration, acceptance, and love. May all those who minister walk always in the light of Christ and bring our young people ever closer to your son Jesus. Amen. 


Below are Catholic Websites for Parents & Teens

For Teens
Have questions about our faith? CLICK HERE to get some answers. 

For parents
CLICK HERE for Catholic Parenting Tips for Teens


Middle School Class Schedule 2017-2018

Sunday September 17th Edge: First Class
Sunday September 24th Edge: Class
Sunday October 1st Edge: No Class Parish Picnic
Sunday October 8th Edge: Class
Sunday October 15th Edge: Class
Sunday October 22nd Edge: Class
Sunday November 5th Edge: Class
Sunday November 12th Edge: Class
Sunday November 19th Edge: Class
Sunday November 26th Edge: No Class Thanksgiving
Sunday December 3rd Edge: Class
Sunday December 10th Edge: Family Advent Potluck
Sunday December 17th Edge: No Class Christmas Break
Sunday December 24th Edge: No Class Christmas Break
Sunday December 31st Edge: No Class New Year’s Day
Sunday January 7th Edge: Class
Sunday January 14th Edge: No Class MLK Jr. Day
Sunday January 21st Edge: Class
Sunday January 28th Edge: Class
Sunday February 4th Edge: No Class Super Bowl
Sunday February 10th Edge: Class
Sunday February 17th Edge: No Class President’s Day
Sunday February 25th Edge: Class
Saturday March 3rd Edge: Steubenville Day Rally?
Sunday March 4th Edge: No Class?
Sunday March 11th Edge: Class
Sunday March 18th Edge: No Class Spring Break
Sunday March 25th Edge: Class
Sunday April 1st Edge: No Class Easter
Sunday April 8th Edge: Class
Sunday April 18th Edge: Class
Sunday April 22nd Edge: Class
Sunday April 29th Edge: Class
Sunday May 6th Edge: Last Class