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 2019-2020  - Grade 10

Sep. 11 - Relationships/interviews/expectations  |  Meet in gathering space for class

Sep. 25  - Class 1: “Your Journey of Faith”

Oct. 9  - “Fields of Faith” in Hastings. Bus leaves 6:15p and returns about 9:30p. Permission slips necessary.

Oct. 23 - Class 2: “Your Faith Community” at 6:45p-8:00 p

Oct. 30  - Retreat night, 6:30p to 8p in Gathering Space for parents and students of grade 10.  Speaker Michael Strande: “Symbols and Rituals of Our Faith”

Nov. 13 - Class 3: “Your Faith”

Nov. 20 - Class: Make Care Center blankets and care packages for “Support Our Troops”

Dec. 4  - Care Center: parents drop students at Care Center and pick up. Students deliver blankets and play Bingo.

Dec. 11 - Class 4: “Your Journey Of Faith”

Jan. 8  - Speaker: Andrea from TLC Center in Hastings, 6:45p-8p

Jan. 22 - Class 5: “Your Life as A Disciple” with Deacon Rynda. Relate a model of living your life (commandments, beatitudes, mercy, corporal and spiritual works of mercy).

Feb. 12 - Class 6: “Church and the Sacraments”

Feb. 26 - Ash Wednesday, mass at 7p

Mar. 11 - Feed My Starving Children. Bus leaves 5:15p and returns about 8pm Permission slips necessary. Chaperones needed.

Mar. 18 - Class 7: “Your Call to Service and Witness” at school, 6:45p

Mar. 25 - No classes (spring break)

Apr. 1 - Class with panel discussion and questions, 6:45p

Apr. 15 - Class 8: “Come, Holy Spirit,” a close look at the sacrament.



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Confirmation Date: October 19, 2019 at St. Mary's-Big River

September 18 at Freedom Park with grade 12. Class with Chris - Gifts of Holy Spirit, the Rite of Confirmation, 6:30p

September 25 - Class with Fr. Szews,”Fruits of the Spirit” 6:30,church   

October 2 - Reconciliation, in the church at 6:30p followed by class with Chris, prayer, church basement

October 16 - Rehearsal at 7pm with sponsor or parent at St Mary’s

October 23 - First night of class with LAFF youth group

October 19, 1 pm at St. Mary's - Big River
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!