Life Teen and High School RE Courses
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Life Teen is for teenagers in grades 9-12. As teens are faced with many pressures and joys as they become young adults, Life Teen 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 most high school students receive between their junior and senior year. Life Teen will meet from 4:15-6:15 (with dinner included) on Sundays in the Life Teen House. Following Life Teen, teens are encouraged to attend the 6:30 p.m. mass at the Waldo Site.
High School RE Foundational Courses
Mini Courses for Winter/Spring of 2019 will be available by the end of December! We will be offering Morality, Jesus Christ and the Paschal Mystery, Sacraments, and Theology of the Body (replacing Catholic Social Teaching) in Winter/Spring 2019.
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 Mystery, Scripture, Sacraments, Church, Morality, and Theology of the Body (replacing Catholic Social Teaching after 2018). This is to ensure that all students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation have a solid foundation in their faith and can articulate the truths of their faith. Each course is six hours in length over three 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 throughout the year, with three occurring in fall, three occurring in spring, and all six occurring again in the summer. 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. Students should also be enrolled in Life Teen if they're taking the mini courses as they're also required to attend Life Teen (or another suitable faith formation/youth ministry program). Students can take courses while enrolled in Confirmation also, so long as they have completed the six courses before Confirmation.
Students can sign up for courses once they're posted by emailing Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. To see which courses you/your teen needs to take yet, go to: SFA High School Religious Education Mini Course Spreadsheet . The spreadsheet lists students who are in progress with the courses, so if you've finished the courses or haven't started the courses, your name won't be listed.