Religious Education – Middle/High School

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religious education programs for middle and high school students.

Religious Education classes are held at St. Joseph School from September to May.
See the calendar for details.

Grades 7 - 10
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Grades 11 & 12
LAFF Group - see LAFF tab

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*Classes are at 6:45 pm unless noted otherwise*

Confirmation 2018-2019  - Grade 10

Sept. 12  - Relationships/interviews /food – get chips, dips etc.//cookies water

Sept. 26 - Class, "Your Journey of Faith"

October 3 Retreat night 6:30p to 8p in Gathering Space for parents and students of grades 9 and 10. “Speaker Joe Roeche Net Center leader. “You Can’t Inspire Without Fire”.  Snack break?, simple adoration at the end of evening.

Oct. 10 - “Fields of Faith” Hastings, Bus will leave 6:15p  return about 9:30p. permission slips necessary, order bus

Oct. 24 - Classes- Lesson 2- “Your Faith Community” 6:45p-8P

November 14 - Class 3- “Your Faith”

November 28 - Class- Make blankets for Care Center and care packages for “support our troops”

Dec. 5 - Care Center- parents drop kids at Care Center and pick up.Students deliver blankets and play Bingo

Dec. 12 - Class 4- “Your Journey Of Initiation”

Jan 9 - Speaker: Andrea from TLC Center in _Hastings 6:45p-8p

Jan. 23 - Class 5- Your Life as A Disciple” Deacon Rynda

(Relate of a model of living your life( Commandments, beatitudes, mercy, corporal and spiritual works of mercy)

Feb. 13 - Class with speaker Joe Block .

Feb. 27 - Class 6- The Church and the Sacraments

March 20 - “Feed my Starving Children” bus leaves 5:15p and returns about 8pm schedule bus and permission slips Snacks for bus? (chaperones needed)

March 27 - Class 7- “Your Call to Service and Witness” 6:45p school

April 10 Class with panel discussion and questions 6:45p

April 24 - Class 8- Come, Holy Spirit”, A close look at the sacrament.


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Confirmation Date: October 20, 2018 at St. Francis, Ellsworth

September 12 - 6:30 pm BBQ with LAFF group (grades 11 & 12) and class, "Gifts of the Holy Spirit," "The Rite of Confirmation" 

September 19 - Class with Fr. Szews, "Fruits of the Spirit," 6:30 pm, church

September 26 - Reconciliation, 6:30 pm, in church

October 3 - Retreat, parents & students, 6:00 p.m. gathering space at church

October 10 - No class for grade 11

October 17 - Rehearsal, 7 pm, at St. Francis-Ellsworth, with sponsor or parent

October 20, 1 pm at St. Francis-Ellsworth
Arrive by noon for group photo and to line up

We invite you to continue your baptismal commitment of growing in faith. Baptism was the beginning of a faith journey for all of us. It is a continuing process of growth and knowledge. Confirmation is a “stepping stone, a new stronger beginning.”

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The LAFF group is a place for our 11th and 12th graders to discuss real life issues, search the Bible and Church teachings for answers and have fun!  It's a group that wants to grow in their Catholic faith, hang out with friends, eat and be a part of other activities that involve Life, Answers, Faith and Friends!  Join us anytime!

The LAFF group meets:
Designated Wednesdays each month
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Meet at Geiger house (call or email office for address)

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