MS & HS Home Resources
On this page you will find a variety of resources for formation and prayer for middle school and high school youth along with their families. This page will continue to be updated with continued resources throughout until the time we are able to gather once again at St Patrick.
If your family or someone you know is in need of Basic Relief Services during the current pandemic please see the resources HERE
If your family would like to participate in additional Spiritual Relief Services, including livestreams of Mass, the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Adoration please see the resources HERE
April Youth Groups for Ignite and Thrive
I hope you all are doing well! Happy Easter, this season is such a good time to reflect on the many blessings and graces we receive from His great love for us.
This week, I would like to talk about the Church. Of course the Church is an important part of being Christian, in fact it is essential for us to practice our faith. However, I am not talking about the physical church, not the church that is made of concrete and bricks, the building we go to on Sunday’s to worship in (or at least we did before all this craziness began!) Rather, I am referring to the Kingdom of God here on Earth, the Body of Christ, the Church that each one of us as baptized Christians have a responsibility for bringing into existence. It is that Church that brings the salvation of God to all corners of the earth. It is that Church that, especially during times like this, we have to remember exists inside each and every one of us.
So Let’s begin by getting a few things straight about the Church. Watch the following video for Rob’s thoughts on the role each of us plays in the Church and how we can each do our part effectively under any circumstance.
- Who are some of the people you can bring the Church to today?
- What are some ways we can listen for God’s directions for our lives?
- What is God calling you to do for His Church today?
When we look at the Church throughout history, it often seems like a lot has changed? Although the Church is universal throughout the whole world, if you go to Mass in a different country or different language, you may notice some small differences.
- What are some differences that you have noticed or heard about?
- Why do you think some of the differences or “changes” happen?
Watch the following video with Kai and Libby to learn more about how the Church has developed throughout history and why changes have occurred.
Often times, especially in modern days, we wonder: “Aren’t all churches pretty much the same?” But, if the Church makes us holy and prepares for God’s Heavenly Kingdom, we should be sure we have everything we need to be successful. Not all Christian churches have everything Christ gave the Church to sanctify people, this includes things like priests and bishops, the sacraments, the Eucharist, and many important Traditions of our faith. Watch the following video with Father Mike to learn more:
- Father Mike uses an analogy of a ship to explain how the Catholic Church and other churches make their journey to heaven. Explain this analogy in your own words.
- What are some of the things other churches took with them when they left the Catholic Church and “built their own boat?”
- What are some of the things other churches left behind when they “set sail on their own?”
Upcoming Virtual Youth Group Meetings
Join Rob for one of the following Virtual Youth Group Check-In Calls
Middle School Ignite Youth Group Call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83151119703
High School Thrive Youth Group Call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87323185870
or us meeting ID 873-2318-5870
Virtual Life Night on Mercy from Life Teen
Optional Theology of the Body Virtual Conference
From May 8-10 (Mother’s Day Weekend), Theology of the Body Institute will present the inaugural Theology of the Body Virtual Conference. Registration will be FREE!
You’ll hear talks from Christopher West, Sr. Helena Burns, Jason Evert, Jeff Cavins, Bill Donaghy, Father Donald Calloway, Matt Fradd, Jen Settle, Father Timothy Gallagher, Anastasia Northrup, Bishop Donald Hying, Damon Owens, Wendy West and MANY more to be announced in the coming days!
We’re also VERY excited about our artists track featuring musicians, filmmakers, animators and other artists of the ache. Concert performances include Mike Mangione, Rachel Mosley, Vince Scheuerman, Taylor Tripodi and Kevin Heider. We’ll have special presentations from filmmaker Cory Heimann; Father Thomas Loya, one of the world’s leading experts in iconography; visual artist David Leiberg; and many more.
All presentations will be open for free throughout the weekend, so you can watch in the order and at the pace you want. We will also let you know soon how you can have access beyond the conference. We hope you will join us for this life-changing weekend. Register below to get your FREE access and to receive updates as we announce more speakers and artists!
March 30th, 2020
High School Check-In Wednesday April 1st at 7:00pm: https://zoom.us/j/917623107
March 25th, 2020
This week, our originally scheduled events were to attend the Living Stations of the Cross at the Church of St Paul in Ham Lake. Despite no longer being able to attend this event, it is still important for us to reflect on the passion of our Lord during this season of Lent, even from our homes. So, I encourage you all to take some time in the next couple of days to join together as a family to pray the stations of the cross. Below you will find a variety of options for participating in virtual stations of the cross, as well as a prayer and discussion resource for your family.
Virtual Stations of the Cross Resources
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Life Teen Resources