The Tri-Parishes of St. Peter Claver, Immaculate Conception and Ss. Cyril and Methodius offer engaging High School Programs with solid content, intentional prayer and a compassionate community. All activities and lessons are designed to help teens fall in love with Jesus and learn more about His bride, the Church. Below you will find information on:
- High School Discipleship Groups
- The Confirmation Preparation Program
- The Colorado Leadership Retreat
- Sheboygan County Service Week
Discipleship Groups: Grades 9-12
Jesus walked with his disciples. He taught them, he cared about them, and he was personally invested in each one of them, helping them to become the saints they were meant to be. Our discipleship leaders are committed to walking with teens on their journey through high school. Each teen is matched with a small group of 5-10 high school students as well as a discipleship leader. The group meets to: build strong and faithful friendships, explore Catholic tenets of belief, engage in service opportunities, attend faith-building activities, and have fun.
Groups of young men or young women meet every other week throughout the school year for Study Sessions. Groups will also attend our High School/Middle School speaker event on Wednesday, April 13th as well as participate in service and prayer sessions.
Confirmation Preparation Program
Confirmation, the sealing of the Holy Spirit within a baptized person, strengthens one’s bond to Christ and His Church. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Confirmed should be living, active members of the Body of Christ who share Christ’s message of love and mercy with others, participate in the liturgy and strive to live a life that brings glory to God. We are all called to be saints (ie: the very best versions of ourselves) and God wants to help us get there! The Sacrament of Confirmation is another occasion of God’s grace being poured out on us, so that we can be strong on this journey and help others along the way.
Program Prerequisites: Students must be baptized, a high school senior at the time of Confirmation, and be actively involved in a religious education or youth ministry program for at least the previous year (though being involved throughout is HIGHLY encouraged).
Timeline for Confirmation:
-Spring of Junior year: Students and parents attend a Confirmation Prep Orientation and sign up for the Confirmation Preparation Program
-Fall of Senior Year: Students attend Confirmation Preparation Sessions, a Mass of Acceptance, and an overnight retreat
-October of Senior Year: Students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation
-Other requirements: Service to the Church and Community, letter to the Confirming Bishop, choosing a Confirmation name, and completing Confirmation Interviews
Colorado Leadership Retreat
Do you want to deepen your faith, fall in love with Christ and be a leader for His Church? Do you want to climb mountains, hear other people’s faith journeys and experience the presence of the Holy
Spirit in Colorado? Do you want to build friendships with Christ at the center? Consider applying for the Colorado Leadership Retreat. This 9 day retreat in Estes Park, Colorado includes: camping, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, white water rafting, Mass, witness talks, praise and worship, the opportunity for Confession, awesome friendships and more!
The Colorado Leadership Retreat is currently run out of Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna, WI, but students from Sheboygan are encouraged to participate. Spots fill up fast, so contact us asap. The Colorado Leadership Retreat takes place in July.
Sheboygan County Service Week
This program is now open to those going into High School AND Middle School!
Join Catholic teens from Sheboygan and Plymouth as they answer Jesus’ call to love God and neighbor! This three day Summer program includes great service projects in the local community, praise and worship, Adoration, Confession, games and more!
This year students who have participated in the Service Week in the past can apply to be part of the Service Week Team. Service Week Team members have the opportunity to lead small groups, share their faith with other teens, and help with set up and tear down. Contact your youth minister for details!
To inquire about any of these programs, please contact the Director of Faith Formation: High School and Young Adult, Shannon Ausloos. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 452-2759 x 302.
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