Dear Catholic Families,
Thank you for registering your high school teen for a discipleship group.
I am excited to see how much your teen will grow in their faith this year! I want to work with you to ensure that your teen builds quality friendships with their group members, has a leader that they can look up to as a man or woman of God, and finds a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
This year our discipleship lessons are accessible online and come with resources for parents. I highly encourage you to check out the program and to follow along with your teen so that you can talk with them about what they learned. The link can be found at: http://ydisciple.org. On the right hand side at the top of the page click Login. The User name is: Demo and the Password is: YDisciple. Later on in the year we will be getting a new username and password once the program is updated. I will let you know when that happens.
Attached is the schedule for this year. Students will meet in their discipleship groups 2-3 times a month. They may meet at the Faith Formation Center (834 New Jersey Avenue) or they may meet off site. Your teen’s leader will let you know if they will meet at another location. Please know that the group depends on your teen’s attendance and participation, so please let the leader or I know if your teen will not be present.
This year we will have a required 9th grade day retreat on Saturday, November 7th and again on Sunday, November 8th at St. Peter Claver Parish. Permission slips and further information will be sent out later in the year. There will be an alternative retreat date for those who cannot make it to one of these days. This retreat is designed to help your teen learn how to pray in multiple ways so that they can grow in their relationship with Christ.
Again, thank you for working with me. I encourage you to tell me if your teen has any struggles with their group throughout the year. I want every teen and every family to grow closer to Christ this year. My door (and email box) is always open.
With joy and excitement,
Director of Faith Formation: High School & Young Adult
Immaculate Conception, Ss. Cyril & Methodius, St. Peter Claver
834 New Jersey Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081