EDGE Middle School | 6th-8th Grade

EDGE meets Sunday mornings from 10:20 to 11:20 AM in the Jerusalem Room.

Begins Sunday, September 22

What is EDGE?

EDGE is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Every EDGE morning, we discuss, share, play games and of course have fun! EDGE is open to all middle school student’s grades 6th-8th!

Life Teen High School | 9th-12th Grade

Life Teen meets Sunday evenings  from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

All high school students are invited to attend.  Join us for the 5:00 PM Mass!

What is Life Teen?

High School is an intense time in life! School is big and crowded. Friends are important. Relationships are complicated. Homework is crazy. Peer pressure is huge. Faith questions are examined. Welcome to a place where you can feel at home.

Life Teen Mission:

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church. Check out this video on a short history of Life Teen.

Teen Confirmation | 10th Grade

Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation into the church. All students 10th grade or higher (10th-12th grade) are invited to join. Confirmation is twice a month.

Confirmation Frequently Asked Questions

 

What grade can my son/ daughter receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?

In the Archdiocese of Portland, the age for Confirmation is Sophomore year. Juniors and seniors are welcome to receive the Sacrament as well.

 

When does the program start?

Confirmation will begin on Sunday October 6th at 6:15 pm and in the Main Church, and then we will move down to the Parish Hall.

 

How often are Confirmation nights?

We typically meet two Sundays out of the month. There are service opportunities both for the parish and the community at other times/ dates TBA.

 

What is the model of Confirmation Preparation?

The model we have chosen is a combination of two programs; we will use the Alpha series to begin, and then transition into the program called Purpose which is a program of Lifeteen. Our desire is to create an environment which teens can discuss the deeper questions about life and feel free to express their ideas and beliefs openly and without judgement.

 

We know that everyone is on their own faith journey, and we want to build relationships with teens which promote genuine curiosity and an honest dialogue about the big questions about life, God and the Church.

 

When are the Retreats?

For the complete formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, the youth will attend one weekend retreat which includes time prayer, leisure, and time to unplug from the chaos.

 

The Fall Retreat will be Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 (Veterans Day weekend)

 

What are the steps that I need to take to be on track for my Confirmation?

  • Baptism Certificate- please scan/ give us a copy by Thursday October 25, 2019.
    *if your son or daughter was Baptized at Our Lady of the Lake, you do not need to provide this for us
  • Confirmation Saint Online Form - We will have a Confirmation night which the teens will choose a Saint as a patron
  • Confirmation Sponsor Online Form- We will host a night in the Spring for Sponsors to come talk with your son/ daughter.

 

What do I need to do as a parent?

First of all, pray for your child throughout this process! The Lord is and will continue to work in your child’s life and the life of your family.

This is an amazing opportunity to discuss your faith journey and experience of God with them.

Do you have questions or comments about Youth Ministry at OLL? Contact our Youth Ministry Tream , Mary Jane Weber, Youth Director and Lily Weber, Youth Coordinator, with the form below.

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