Middle School Faith Formation
Phone: Ext. #224
About Faith Formation Grades 7 & 8:
Faith Formation small group sessions for youth in grades 7 & 8 are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The youth and catechists use The Catholic Connections Handbook and Breakthrough Bible, resources especially designed for middle schoolers, to explore teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Scripture in an active and age appropriate way. The youth also participate in several fun activities including the Scavenger Hunt for Thanksgiving Food Baskets, the Diocese of Davenport Middle School Youth Rally, and the Grinnell Deanery Bowling Party. Registration for sessions takes place September. Sessions begin in late September and continue until the end of April. Adult leaders serve as table leaders at the weekly sessions.
Deanery Ski Trip
January 18th - Jr High and High School
Seven Oaks, Boone. Bus leaves Newton at 1 p.m. Registration – $30 includes bus trip and Admission. Due – Monday, January 12th with Liability and Waiver. Parents we need these forms:
- Liability Waiver – Seven Oaks
- Rental Form
January 24th – 25th, St. Mary’s , Riverside Registration: $20 (Parish will pay remaining $15). Due: January 14th QUEST is an overnight retreat for 8th and 9th graders that helps teens to focus on loving themselves, loving others and loving God. It’s a chance to get away from their regular routine, meet new people, talk about important issues, and have fun!
- Registration Form
Jr. Hi Mardi Gras Party
February 13th – Knoxville – $5 per youth. An evening of Food, Friends, Fun and even some Faith sharing.
Davenport Diocese Jr. High Rally
March 22nd - Iowa City More information coming soon.