Youth Ministry

This program consists of many different components including faith sharing group, service, retreats, and liturgy ministry. Three main goals of Youth Ministry are: to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today, to draw young people to responsible participation in life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community, and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. (Goals are from the Archdiocesan level) 

   Youth Faith Formation Classes
2017-2018 Registration to be held during the same time as Maquoketa Schools registration

Offered to students in grade K-12.  We are asking Juniors and Seniors to join 2nd + 4th Wednesday nights for the combined High School CORE Sessions-please come check it out. Please see form below to register your students for the 2017-2018 year.  Classes begin September 13th for all grades.

You will need one each of the following per family:

Registration Form, Scrip enrollment packet, Parent Handbook, and schedule

 

Return the completed registration form and Scrip enrollment form

Each participant needs to fill out and return a separate Annual Consent Form

10th graders will need the Confirmation packet, Service/Worship Hour sheets. 10th graders will also need to fill out  and return the Confirmation Enrollment Form.


**Mail or drop off completed forms to the parish office with your tuition payment.  Add $30 for each student who will be preparing for a Sacrament this year. 

**No tuition for Confirmed high school participants, but please fill out all necessary forms.


Young Adult Ministry
Once a month Scripture Study geared toward high school and college age audience.  Held in the Youth Room located in the basement of the child care/preschool building [302 Eddy Place] following morning Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

 

Adult Ministry

 

Prayer and study groups are available throughout the year, including:

Prayer Group
Faith Sharing

Bible Study
Rosary Groups

Please call the office if you are interested in joining any of these groups: 652-6931 ext 5

 

Vacation Bible School

Summer Bible School is held in June. It is a morning program for preschool through 6th grade students to learn about the Bible in a fun way. Dates are always published in the bulletin.

                    Sacramental Programs


Baptism:  Baptismal Classes are requires for first time parents. Classes are available quarterly. Parents wishing to have a child receive the sacrament of Baptism and become members of our Christian community are asked to pre-register by calling the office.


First Communion: First grade religious education required.  Begin sacramental prep in second grade religious education class as well as parent meetings and First Communion retreats.  Please register your child for Faith Formation classes (can find the form below) and indicate that they will be preparing to receive this sacrament.


Confirmation: First grade- ninth grade religious education required.  Confirmation prep starts in the 10th grade, and students receive the Sacrament in 10th grade late Spring or 11th grade early Fall. Students will attend HS CORE classes and once a month Confirmation prep classes on Sundays. Please register your child for Faith Formation classes (link to forms below) and indicate that they will be preparing to receive this sacrament. You may also contact Michelle Kelly 652-6931 ext 5 for additional details.


Marriage:  Pre-Cana

Week day or a weekend encounter for engaged couples to prepare for their upcoming marriage is one way of satisfying the preparation requirements.


Sponsor Couple

A part of the wedding preparation process, this program pairs engaged couples with married couples of the parish. In a series of meetings during which the couples fill out questionnaires and the dialog is over the results. The couples address many of the problems that beset marriages. The perspective of the already married couple adds reality and experience to the process. This process is used as an alternative to pre-cana or Engaged Encounter.

RCIA

The Process by which people become members of the Roman Catholic Church, or complete their Sacramental initiation by receiving Reconciliation, Confirmation and the Eucharist. An informal process, RCIA involves the whole community in our baptismal mission of sharing our relationship with Jesus Christ. It becomes a way of seeking a deeper meaning in our lives and community.