Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

For information on our Middle School Youth Ministry events, please visit Xtreme Edge
The nurturing of a child’s faith takes place within the family.  As the parents are the primary faith educators, during these initial middle school years, it is our goal to build upon the foundation you have laid in their early childhood and elementary years.  This happens not only within the Faith Formation experience, but through service opportunities, social events and retreats.  Our Middle School team is dedicated to praying for your middle schooler and family and help them to embrace the Catholic faith.
It is our hope during these middle school years to help your soon-to-be teenager to spiritually prepare for the sacrament of confirmation, but more importantly to support you in guiding them to answer the call to discipleship and grow in an understanding of what it means to be a Catholic in the modern world.

Middle School Faith Formation

Director of Religious Education: Pat Tomlinson 704-541-8362 x 2

Middle School Youth Minister/Confirmation I & II Coordinator: Theresa Benson 704-543-7677 x1044

Middle School Grade Level Coordinator: Donna DeCarlo 704-543-7677 x1001

 

 

 

6th Grade Curriculum: Pflaum Gospel Weeklies

Visions Series
http://www.pflaumweeklies.com

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies is a liturgically based series of lessons based on the Gospel reading for the upcoming week, so we encourage you to review with your child the handout that comes home each week to connect their faith formation education with their church experience. The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies also discuss current events, family values, and social issues that pertain to your child’s daily life. Pflaum provides a supplemental handbook for these discussions on “What the Church Believes & Teaches” to reinforce our Catholic doctrine. This handbook goes home at the end of the school year.

We encourage families to subscribe to Pflaum’s “Gospel at Home” to further live out the Gospel message each week!  Choose the “Parent” link at http://www.pflaumweeklies.com

Confirmation Preparation

Seventh and Eighth Grade Years: Ascension Press, Chosen
                                                 Life Teen, International, Edge

 

A combination of these two interactive and discussion-based programs allows young teens to spiritually prepare for the sacrament of confirmation, answer the call for discipleship and grow in understanding of what it means to be a Catholic in the modern world.

Preparation for the sacrament of confirmation may begin no earlier than seventh grade.  Two full consecutive school years (Confirmation I and II) are required prior to beginning the final preparation of eight sessions in the fall (Confirmation III).

 

Confirmation I: Seventh or eighth grade students begin their preparation.

Confirmation II*: Eighth or ninth grade students continue their journey towards the sacrament.

*Pre-requisite: Confirmation I