What is needed today is a Church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body, which is the Church, to propose the possibility of a choice, which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the church must become the traveling companion of young people…” – Pope John Paul II
Faith Formation Classes for Grades 6-8 take place on Sunday mornings, from 10:10-11:10 AM in the Parish Center.
Traditionally the “Scripture Year,” our 6th grade curriculum blends rich lessons on Scripture with the beautiful artwork of our Christian faith, learning to engage God’s Revelation with all of their senses. Children will not only learn about key characters and events of the Bible, they will be instructed on how to engage with scripture through prayer, liturgy, and study.
Through a blend of active discussions, engaging media presentations and experiences of communal and personal prayer, middle-schoolers in grades 7-8 will explore our Catholic Faith and how Jesus calls us to be saints in the 21st century.
Middle School Retreat-
Each year, St. Julia parish hosts a mini-retreat for MS students in grades 6-8 focusing on how the heroes of our faith, the Saints, can teach us about boldly living as Christians in the modern world. This year’s retreat is tentatively scheduled for the morning of March 24th. Sign-ups and information will come later this year!