MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
WE STRIVE TO BE
Christ-Centered & Holy Spirit Directed: As children of the Father, Jesus Christ is the savior of us all and the hero of our story. Everything we do is in love of Him, through the discernment and power of the Holy Spirit, and is in the hopes of helping others “live life to the full,” (John 10:10).
Unapologetically Catholic: We love the Church that Christ established and the treasury of wisdom, witness, and worship she offers us. As fellow members of the Communion of Saints and the Body of Christ, we invite teens and families to share in the sacramental life of the Church.
A Community of Belonging: Our sessions are open to all 6-8th graders. We strive to offer an environment where students can find authentic friendships, be genuine in their questions and doubts, and be loved and challenged by adults and one another.
Dynamic & Engaging: We strive to preach the Gospel in a dynamic way and give students the opportunity to respond to it in discussion and prayer. We want every student to know that they matter, they have a role to play in the Kingdom, and to participate in the life of the Church, both inside and outside of the parish walls.
Structured Environment: We offer all of this in a structured 90 min. program that encompasses fun and games, a message, discussion, Scripture, and prayer.
God is bigger and better than we can possibly imagine. Even if we read every book on earth, we couldn’t fully understand Him. But we can meet and know God in the Bible, nature, beautiful art, one another, and in the sacraments. So for 6-7th gr formation, we invite you to experience the wonder of God.
Here’s a sneak peak:
Weekly open gym/game/social time
Unique experiences: stargazing, hikes, and visiting beautiful churches
Hear first hand testimonies from monks, nuns, and one another
Learn to pray with scripture, music, art and architecture
6th & 7th Graders - Bible Needed!
Please bring a Catholic Bible with you each week. If you don’t have one, we’re happy to provide you with one. If you’re looking for a good Bible to purchase, I recommend this one or this one, but any Catholic, “New American” translation will work! Plus, we always have a few extra Bibles, if you forget yours.
8th grade is all about discipleship and leadership. God has called each one of us by name to do something great with our lives. This year, we will explore how Jesus calls each of us by exploring the ways that He called His first disciples and how He changed their life. Throughout the year, we will watch the entire first season of The Chosen and discuss how we hear God call us as well.
The Chosen is the first multi-season television series about the life of Christ, as witnessed through the eyes of those He impacted. This series has grown to become the largest crowdfunded TV series of all time The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you..
Middle School Faith Formation runs from September through April from 4:00-5:30pm at St. Bernard.
For Parishioners: $125.
For Non-Parishioners: $125 + $50 non-parishioner fee, includes day retreat on April 10.
For Wauwatosa Catholic or Christ King School students: Cost included in tuition. Retreat charged separately.
REGISTER BY SEPT. 10!
2021-2022 MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE
My soul magnifies the lord, my spirit rejoices in god, my savior.