Life Teen and High School RE Courses


LifeTeen is for teenagers in grades 9-12. As teens are faced with many pressures and joys as they become young adults, LifeTeen helps provide a deep understanding of their Catholic identity, and offers many opportunities for teenagers to grow and nurture a close relationship with Jesus Christ through the Sacraments, particularly Confirmation, which high school students receive between their junior and senior year. LifeTeen will meet from 4:30-6:30 (with dinner included) on Sundays in the SFA Elementary School and LifeTeen House.

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High School RE Foundational Courses 

Prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, students (who are not attending Roncalli High School) will be required to take six foundational courses in Catholic beliefs and practices: Jesus Christ and the Paschal MysteryScriptureSacramentsChurchMorality, and Social Justice.  This is to ensure that all students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmarskxjijb1fkr36r9c7cjf5a2ol.jpgation have a solid foundation in their faith and can articulate the truths of their faith.  Each course is six hours in length over 2-3 days.  To allow for flexibility and be mindful of busy schedules, students can take courses at a time that works for their schedule and courses do not need to be taken in any particular order.  The courses will take place primarily during the summer, but some will also be available during slower times of the academic year and at students’ requests.  Ideally, students should be taking 1-2 courses/year from the summer before their freshmen year to the summer before their junior or senior year. 

Those going into their junior year (in 2017) will need to take four courses before Confirmation.  Current sophomores and freshmen need to take all six courses before being confirmed.  Students can take courses while enrolled in Confirmation also, so long as they have completed the six courses (or staggered number of courses) before Confirmation

Students can sign up for courses once they're posted by emailing Elizabeth at or via text, call, or Facebook message.  Please sign up for courses at least a week in advance so we may plan accordingly.  Records of who attended which courses will be kept for your convenience.  Students need to attend all sessions of a course in order to receive credit for completing the course.

LifeTeen Contacts

Elizabeth Fritsch - Coordinator of Youth Ministry 

Phone: (920) 652-7821

e-mail  Elizabeth Fritsch                                                                                                                                           


St. Francis of Assisi Parish Info 
601 N. 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220

For a full listing of parish staff contacts, click here.