High School Faith Formation (Grades 9-12)

High School Faith Formation

High School Faith Formation serves all of our parish’s students in grades 9-12. The programs that make up HSFF serve students from five area high schools and include Confirmation preparation, Fellowship in Spirit with Him (FISH) and other various diocesan and parish programs throughout the year.

Registration is open for the 2018/2019 academic year for Confirmation Preparation and FISH.

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Confirmation Preparation

Students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during the fall of their sophomore year. Formation takes place during their freshman year.

  • Ninth-grade students attend six small group preparation sessions designed to help the students strengthen their own faith lives
  • Small groups meet on the first Wednesday during the months of September, October, November, February, March, and April
  • Before attending their first session, students are asked to complete their Faith HABITS worksheet
  • Students register the summer prior to their ninth-grade year

2018-2019 Schedule for current 9th Grade students:

Wednesday, September 5, 7:15-8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 3, 7:15-8:30 pm

Wednesday, November 7, 7:15-8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 6, 7:15-8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 6, 7:15-8:30 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 7:15-8:30 pm

 

Fellowship in Spirit with Him (FISH)

FISH is our high school youth ministry program open to ALL 9-12 grade students.

When is FISH?

  • 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Wednesday of the month September through April

What will students do in FISH?

6:30-7:00 pm: Social, snacks, choose your breakout

 

7:00-7:15 pm: Gather, Opening prayer as large group

 

7:15-8:00 pm: Breakout (each week the students will choose from the following three breakout options)

  • Discussion/Discipleship Groups (Bible study, catechetical topics)
  • Games in the Gym (different each week)
  • Service Project

8:00-8:20 pm: Reflection on Sunday readings as large group

 

8:20-8:30 pm: Announcements and closing prayer

September 12:

6:30 pm

Social

in the school cafeteria

Pizza!

7:00 pm

Opening Prayer

 

7:05 pm

Break-outs

Small Group: How to address the Sex Abuse Crisis

 

Activity in Gym: Ping Pong and Board Games

 

Service: Letters to Clergy and Religious

8:05 pm

Reflection on Sunday Readings

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091618.cfm

8:20 pm

Closing Prayer and Announcements

 

September 19

6:30 pm

Social--in the school cafeteria

Pizza!

7:00 pm

Opening Prayer

 

7:05 pm

Break-outs

Small Group: Sr. Michael Teresa/Fr. Trevor; their faith journey and vocation stories

 

Service: Earn an hour of service working in our parish garden

8:05 pm

Reflections on Sunday Readings

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092318.cfm

8:20 pm

Closing Prayer/Announcements

 

 

September 26

 

6:30 pm

Social--in the school cafeteria

Tailgate Food!

7:00 pm

Opening Prayer

TBD

7:05 pm

Break-outs

Activity in Gym: Tailgate Games

 

Service: Garden

8:05 pm

Reflections on Sunday Readings

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/093018.cfm

8:20 pm

Closing Prayer/Announcements

 

 

Upcoming Dates

  • First Confirmation Prep session:  Wednesday, September 5, 7:15-8:30 pm
  • FISH:  Wednesday, September 12, 19, & 26
  • Confirmation Liturgies October 4 & 5, 6:30 pm
  • Boldly Sent Diocesan Youth Rally, October 20 and 21

 

Summer Mission Trip Highlights

Watch this video which was captured by one of our students on the trip!

 

 

Past Highlights

Click here to download the High School Faith Formation newsletter!

For older newsletters, click here.

 

 

Deb Barry

High School Faith Formation Director
515-223-4577 ext. 103
dbarry@saintfrancischurch.org