Middle School

Become Rooted in Christ

High School

Face Tough Questions

Confirmation

Prepare for a Life of Discipleship

Middle School Ministry

The main purpose of our Middle School youth group is to help our kids become better connected to Jesus Christ. We focus on the person and teachings of Jesus, exploring and discussing the Gospel stories. We meet twice a month, for about an hour. Every first Sunday of the month, we have a simple Bible study and discussion. This meeting is for the parents as well as the kids, so that faith is cultivated together, as a family. On the third Sunday of each month, the kids meet independently of their parents. This gathering is more social - including games, snacks and various fun activities.

High School Ministry

For high-schoolers, we continue learning about Jesus Christ, but also begin discussing life issues that are more relevant for older teens. On every fourth Sunday, there will be a Youth & Family Mass, followed by a special evening for our young people. This includes a communal dinner, fun icebreakers and a thought-provoking talk on some faith-based topic. Afterwards, the teens will split up into smaller breakout groups, in which they can share their questions, challenges and experiences with peers. Our High School Ministry is about equipping Catholic teens with the tools they need to carry their faith with them into the wider world.

Confirmation

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the third sacrament of initiation for Catholics, following Baptism and First Communion. Often misunderstood as a kind of “Catholic graduation,” Confirmation marks the individual’s new journey into the faith, where they will receive more fully the Holy Spirit and become an active missionary for Jesus Christ and the Gospel. The Confirmation process takes place at the age of reason (grade 10 and above), so that a person can truly understand the beliefs of the Church, make an informed decision to remain Catholic, and commit themselves to following Jesus for the rest of their life.

 

Confirmation at OLL

Our Confirmation journey consists of 17 sessions, running from October 2021 to May/June 2022. The student will attend 10 classes, each on some area of Catholic teaching. Together we try to answer the challenging questions that arise for young Catholics, so that they become better equipped to understand and defend what they believe. They will also participate in our new Youth & Family Mass- which is always followed by an evening of food, games, a presentation on a life issue, and discussion groups. We believe that this more holistic approach to Confirmation will prepare our young people for an authentic life of discipleship. Please see the calendar for details and dates.

Faith in Life

Infant being baptized

Infant

Baptism

Infant

Baptism

child at confession

First

Sacraments

children receiving first communion

First

Sacraments

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation