Lifelong Faith Formation
Grades 6, 7 & 8
Goals of our 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Formation
1. Help students to grow socially, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually in a safe, supportive, Catholic community.
2. Provide pre-teens with opportunities to deepen their faith through formation classes, retreats, and outings.
3. To incorporate the teachings of the Catholic Church - morality, social justice, etc. - into the spiritual and secular lives of the adolescents.
Nativity offers an innovative new curriculum, to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Edge is a Catholic–centered Religious Education and Youth Ministry program designed for junior high adolescents. Classroom situations are used on a limited basis to create an environment of community and to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of this age group. For more information, check out this link for EDGE!
Nativity strives to provide ample opportunities for spiritual growth for our youth outside of the traditional classroom setting. On several dates, the 7th and 8th grade classes will be invited to attend special social and service events that are designed to enhance their spirituality by strengthening their bonds with their peers and their community. Attendance at these events is strongly encouraged.
Past events for youth in grades 7 and 8 have included retreats, "lock-ins," movie nights, pizza parties, creating crafts for nursing homes, Christmas caroling, ice skating parties and motivational speaker nights. Check out more information at our Youth Ministry Website!