Middle School Youth Ministry
Our Middle School Ministry consists of:
Fraternus is a Catholic brotherhood for all ages. For over a decade Fraternus has been recovering the lost art of mentoring, harnessing the power of brotherly men and fathers, and teaching the virtues rooted in Christ as the path to authentic manliness.
Fraternus meets regularly on Wednesday nights beginning with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 6:00pm and continues in the gym until 8:30pm. Brothers in grades 6-12 and beyond engage in friendly competition, break bread, and explore the virtues together in brotherhood. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fidelis is a program inviting girls in grades 6 through 12 into sisterhood with women of all ages, leading each other to Christ. With the intent of capturing the heart of a young woman, Fidelis uses movie clips, activities and games to teach virtue, all in the context of mentorship and sisterhood. Fidelis draws girls into the heart of the Church by connecting discussions on virtue to the Sunday Mass readings. These lessons come to life during weekly meetings, seasonal outings, and an annual Inspire camp where chapters from around the country gather.
Fidelis meets weekly on Wednesday nights beginning August 25 from 5:45-8:30pm in the JoCall Room. We attend the evening Mass together, followed by food and fellowship, fun games and sharing our faith through lessons and small groups. For more information, email Sara Wylie at email@example.com.
For more information about Fraternus or Fidelis, click the links below.
Exposure to the Sacraments: There is an equal emphasis on sacramental participation as the youth are allowed opportunities to attend Mass, Adoration, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Social Justice: Through service opportunities the middle school youth are able to learn more about and perform Corporal Works of Mercy.
Prayer: As Catholics we have so many methods of prayer at our disposal. We teach and utilize these various forms of prayer while inspiring the youth to actively utilize them in their own lives.
Retreats/Trips: We offer middle school teens the ability to participate in diocesan retreats like Holy Fire and Youth 2000 as well as Ranch, a summer camp for Fraternus brothers, and Inspire, a summer camp for Fidelis sisters.
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