Junior High Youth Group
Jr. High and Sr. High
Our teen programs (Jr. High: 7 & 8 graders and Sr. High: 9-12 graders) will happen approximately once a month virtually and in-person depending on the group’s preference once we get started. Virtual discussions as well as local hikes and cafes are on the agenda.
Classes and Schedules
For Jr. High and Sr. High Teens, the fall schedule looks like this:
October 24 @12:45 pm – FREP Kick-off
November 14 @ 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
December 12 @ 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
To register your child for in-person/outdoor classes, or virtual classes, please use this year’s registration form and indicate whether you are registering for outdoor or virtual classes.
As a reminder, in terms of curricula for this year, all grades will begin with a 3-session program on racial justice entitled, Deep Blue Life, Anti-Racism: Prejudice and Stereotypes. DeepBlueLife-FaithandCultureAnti-Racism.pdf (cokesburykids.com) Afterwards, our youngest members (ages 3-5), will use a new book and curriculum entitled Drawing God written by Karen Kiefer, Director of the Church in the 21st Century at Boston College. Drawing God (drawing-god.com) Grades 1-6 as well as the Junior High teens, will continue to use the lectionary-based curriculum, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. Pflaum Gospel Weeklies – Faith Formation Program (pflaumweeklies.com) And, our Sr. High teens will use a variety of resources starting with Bryan Massingale’s powerful essay “The Assumptions of White Privilege and What We Can Do About It” https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/assumptions-white-privilege-and-what-we-can-do-about-it. Fr. Massingale draws from his experience as a black Catholic, a theologian, and an activist. As a reminder, on Saturday, November 13th, Bryan will be at the Paulist Center to accept the Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice. The event will be live-streamed as well.