Youth Faith Formation
Religious Education Options for Youth
1. MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Sunday Program: All grades meet on select Sundays in separate grade gatherings, 12:30pm -1:30pm. Materials include a video catechism program from the Diocese of Wheeling/Charleston with supplements from various sources. Led by youth ministry/catechist teams. Home study option uses the same video platform with an online discussion guide. Additionally, there are 4 youth-group nights open to all middle school age youth.
2. HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS (Grade 9)
Sunday Program: 9th grade youth meet on select Sunday evenings from 6pm -8pm, starting with dinner. Materials include the Youth Alpha Series video platform with various supplements. Led by youth ministers or youth ministry/catechist teams. Home study option uses the same video platform with an online discussion guide.
3. HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS (Grade 10 and above)
Sunday Program: Youth of grades 10 and above meet on select Sunday evenings from 6pm -8pm, starting with dinner. Materials include portions of Dynamic Catholic’s Decision Point series. Led by youth ministers or youth ministry/catechist teams. Home study option uses the same Dynamic Catholic platform with a discussion guide.
4. YOUTH CONFIRMATION (Grade 10 and above)
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is open to all baptized young people entering grades 10-12, who desire to complete their Christian Initiation. Our Diocese has specific guidelines regarding Confirmation Preparation, which include a series of gathered preparation sessions (on 6 select Sundays from 2:30pm -4:30pm), a one-day group retreat, some preparation to be done with selected sponsor on your own, and either enrollment in grade level faith formation or attendance of a Catholic School. We will incorporate some Dynamic Catholic Decision Point materials. Home study is not available for Confirmation Preparation.