Life Teen-Confirmation Preparation Youth Ministry Program for Grades 9-10-11/12
7963 S. 116th Street
Franklin, WI 53132
The Life Teen Core welcomes you and your high school sons and daughters to another year of our Life Teen - Confirmation Preparation Program.This year, as in the past, our program’s mission is to provide a faith-based structure for our teens that will help them to grow in their faith, become part of a strong community of believers, and create opportunities for them to establish a closer relationship with Christ. The program’s key objectives are “Growth in Knowledge”, through teaching, study, Scripture and class discussions; “Increase in Faith”, through prayer, sharing faith and the sacraments; and “Growth in Love”, through service to family members, the Church and the greater community. Our program will again be led by our Life Teen Core, composed of adult parish members, teachers, and ministers. We are looking forward to working with the teens of our parish and it is our hope that this program, along with the support and cooperation of our teens’ families, will help to build the faith of our youth and encourage them to seek greater participation in a Catholic community as adults.
Classes for our LifeTeen - Confirmation Preparation Program will begin on the third Sunday in September and finish the third Sunday in April. Sessions for the first Sunday of the month will be from 9:00 to 10:30am in the Science Lab/Gym followed by Mass at10:30am in the Church. Sessions for the third Sunday of the month will be from 6:00-7:30pm in the Narthex. Our Life Night schedule can be found on the parish calendar on the St. Martin of Tours website, www.stmartinoftours.org/calendar.
GRADES 9-10-11/12: ALL students participating in the Life Teen-Confirmation Preparation Program will be responsible for the following commitments:
Regular presence at Mass
Participation in Sunday evening Life Nights
Ministry of Service to the Community (including our Parish Community)
GRADE 11/12: ALL students seeking Confirmation in the Spring of 2016 must also:
Provide a copy of their Baptismal Certificate to St. Martin of Tours Parish
Are you a Parish Member? (Circle one) Yes - No How many years? ________________
CONFIDENTIAL: List any health concerns, learning disabilities (ADHD) etc… of which the catechists should be aware.
Picture Release: My child/children may be photographed for program purposes (not internet) while participating in activities in the Life Teen-Confirmation Preparation Youth Ministry Program at St. Martin of Tours Parish.
Sacrament of Confirmation (Grade 11/12): Parents of candidates for Confirmation need to submit to the Parish Office a certified copy of their son’s/daughter’s Baptismal Certificate. We ask that these certificates be submitted to the Parish Office by October 30, 2015. If you need a copy of your baptismal certificate, contact the offices of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee at 414-769-3407.
HIGH SCHOOL RELIGIOUS FORMATION FEE: $125.00 PER CHILD (includes costs for class materials and supplies)
ADDITIONAL SACRAMENT FEE FOR CONFIRMATION
(associated costs of retreat/bus fee): $175.00
Grand Total $ _____________________________
As an integral part of this formal catechetical process, I understand that it is my responsibility to work with the Life Teen Core Leaders/Catechists to faithfully carry out the teachings of the Catholic Church with my child/children at home. It is through working together that we will build a strong community of believers in Christ.
Parent Signature: _______________________________________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________
*MARK, if applicable:
______ I am a Life Teen Core Leader/Catechist for the year: No fee for my child.
Name: _____________________________________ Contact Phone: _________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________
______ I will need fee assistance for High School Religious Education Program. (Confidential)