Middle School Youth Ministry (6th – 8th Grades)

 

Our middle school youth are discovering their gifts and talents – and how they can use these gifts and talents to serve God and their community! Thus, we encourage our middle school youth to join parish activities, train them to be leaders and give them space to reflect on how their actions connect to the Gospel.

For information on these programs or to find out how you can become involved, please contact:
Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry
at shanson@stjosephgrafton.org / 262-375-6500, x175

Middle School Youth Ministry Classes

Our classes will be virtual in the fall of 2020.
We will make a decision about spring in December.

2020-2021 Child & Youth CF Registration Instructions
2020-2021 Child & Youth CF Registration
2020-2021 Child & Youth Ministry Class Calendar

In small group settings with adult catechists, our middle school youth reflect on the Scripture in age appropriate activities. Financial assistance is available to those who need it.

Contact Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry (shanson@stjosephgrafton.org / 262-375-6500 x 175) or the Christian Formation office (cfoffice@stjosephgrafton.org / 262-375-6500 x 120) to make arrangements. As we say, “ALL ARE WELCOME.”

Service Opportunities

Throughout the year, we advertise service opportunities to middle school youth and their families. Past activities include serving as counselors at our Vacation Bible School, baking and/or serving food at St. Ben’s Meals or All Saints Catholic Church, and providing hospitality at parish events. Middle school youth are also invited to serve in the various parish ministries. Youth in 6th through 8th grades are invited to attend our monthly family service projects with their families or as peer leaders.  Please check the 2020-2021 calendar for the dates. More information will be provided each month.

Please contact Sheri Hanson, Director of Child and Youth Ministry (shanson@stjosephgrafton.org/262-375-6500 x 175) or the coordinators of the various parish ministries for more information.

Retreats

Retreats are a wonderful way for our middle school youth to interact with their Catholic peers. High school youth and adult leaders facilitate activities in which the middle school youth can discover God’s love and learn about different Catholic rituals.

Middle school retreats will be advertised throughout the year. The Justice Do-it Retreat, run in conjunction with St. John XXIII, St. Francis Borgia, Divine Savior and Our Lady of the Lakes, will be October 10, 2020 at St. John XXIII.

The Care for God’s Creation Retreat on May 1, 2021 will also be held at St. John XXIII in conjunction with the same parishes.

More information and registration for these retreats will be sent out via email in the months beforehand.

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