Middle School Ministry

A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP GREGORY PARKES TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE
 
 
Dear Young People,     
                                        
Bishop Gregory L. Parkes has a message of hope for our young people - for the DOSP Young Church - during this difficult time. “I’m praying for you. Don’t lose hope remain strong in your faith. Continue to pray. Remember that God is always with us - He never abandons us.”

                                                                                               -- BISHOP GREGORY PARKES

Click image to visit new Diocesan Website for more information on how you can stay connected to your faith during this period of quarantine.


YOUTH MINISTRY HAS GONE ONLINE!

Youth ministers across the diocese are utilizing technology to develop creative ways for youth and their families to stay connected to their faith during this period of social distancing.  The Diocese of St. Petersburg has created a Youth and Parent Quarantine Survival Kit with tips and resources to stay connected. Please click the image below for more information. 

                                            

 


Middle School Edge - new dates and times - coming soon!

Faith Formation Program Handbook - Parents please read and return acknowledgement 

What is The EDGE?    

EDGE is a dynamic Catholic Middle School Program for youth in 6th and 7th grades. It is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. It is made of 5 different programs, that together, strive to meet the spiritual needs of our catholic youth as they transition from elementary to their high school years. Youth are always welcome to bring a friend!

In order to receive Constant Contact emails regarding Edge, please email Joanna Jewell Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at [email protected].  


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 8th GRADE & ADULT CONFIRMANDI!

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8th GRADE PURPOSE

Congratulations to our our Confirmadi who were confirmed on February 29, 2020!

What is "Purpose"?

Purpose Program is dynamic program for 8th Grade Confirmation youth.   Purpose is a transformative approach to confirmation. Multiple components combine impactful curriculum with a powerful digital tool to enhance communication and ease administrative tasks. Coupled with engaging supplementary material for teens and parents, Purpose is more than just a resource. It is a whole new approach to sacramental preparation.

Dates & Times:    

  • We meet Wednesday evening beginning at  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in our new Family Life Center (FLC). Parents, please be sure to adhere to the drop off car line for your youth's safety.  We ask when picking up your youth, you park and come into the FLC joining us for praise and worship!  Should you need to sign out your youth early, let our receptionist know.

Classes begin Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - see you then!  There is always a need for dedicated volunteers, and there is always a need for you!  (View/Download our Volunteer Form to get started)

To receive emails via Constant Contact regarding 8th Grade "Purpose",  please email Joanna Jewell, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at [email protected].  To register for "Purpose" 8th Confirmation Program, please stop by our Faith Formation Office located at St. Stephen Catholic School (east wing).