Summer Stretch 2019
Summer Stretch is a community service and recreation program done in conjunction with parishes around the city. In the mornings, we will dive into community service work including Feeding South Dakota and Black Hills Work. Then after a strong morning of service, we will relax with a recreational activity ranging from bowling to Jump Craze. The program concludes with an overnight camp-out. Come and be a part of the action! The program begins and ends at Blessed Sacrament Church.
Roar Vacation Bible School
Roar Vacation Bible School is coming to Blessed Sacrament, June 24 – 28 from 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM. Roar will be this summer’s MANE event! This African adventure engages the whole herd. Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wildlife.
Fill out the Vacation Bible School 2019 Participant Registration Form and turn it in by June 9 for a free tee shirt. We also need Crew and Station Leaders (Vacation Bible School 2019 Crew or Station Leader Form). Contact Mary for details. See you there!
6th and 7th Grade Confirmation
Sixth graders will be in a two-year program and will start orientation in September. Seventh graders will complete their second year and will start in September.
The First Sacraments program begins each Fall. Parents will guide their children in learning about these Sacraments at home, with support from the church at several parent and parent and child meetings. Read about important details for your child’s first Reconciliation and first Communion.
High School and Middle School Youth
Our High School youth activities focus on the entire person; spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical. Our intent is to help form our youth to be prepared in all ways to “enter the world” after graduating from high school. From activities like kayaking, camping, volleyball, to events like lock-ins, retreats, movie nights, Totus Tuus, mission trips, to youth group gatherings where we’ll explore the Bible to see a deeper meaning for our lives, we work on developing deeper, lasting relationships that will carry them through high school and the rest of their lives.
Our Middle School youth activities will focus on our initial relationships – how to develop good, meaningful relationships with peers, parents, family and our community. Our activities will revolve around our confirmation program and include lock-ins, movie nights, service activities and more.
Details about the programs we offer: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Preschool and Kindergarten, Grades 1-5, and 8th Grade Curriculum – Theology of the Body for Middle School.
Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered youth ministry movement within the Catholic Church. Our mission is simple: lead teenagers closer to Christ. The movement of Life Teen has been reaching teenagers, restoring parishes, and reclaiming culture for over 30 years and we believe the Holy Spirit is just getting started.
We need your help to fuel this mission so that we can reach every teen and every parish. We humbly invite you to partner with us as we raise up a generation of young people to live for Jesus and His Church. We can’t do it without you. Join us.
In many ways, teens today are more receptive to the Gospel than ever. They crave authenticity and truth in a world of marketing and identity crafting – but they don’t know where to find it. Life Teen works to reach teens where they are – at school, on sports fields, or on Instagram. We engage them through diverse events targeted to resonate with their lives. We strive to ensure that each young person is seen and heard for who they are, and we walk alongside them as they experience life, day in and day out. And as we walk with them, we walk them to the table of the Altar. We walk them into the arms of Jesus.
Your contribution to Life Teen will allow us to continue the mission of leading teens closer to Christ, and reach more parishes in more ways than ever before. In the midst of all the world has to offer, nothing will outlast the truth and love of Jesus Christ, and it is our desire to spread the Gospel message to the ends of the Earth. Join us.
What is Synergy?
It is “The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.” In other words, together we can accomplish more than we can individually. Our goal is to invite and involve as many of you and your friends as we can to make a difference in our church and community. To bring the gospel message of Christ to the world.
We’re in the early stages of planning and intend on meeting Wednesday nights with monthly big activities like lock-ins, lock-outs, ski trip, mission trip, etc. We have lots of ideas but need your input and involvement moving forward. Synergy will be High School-aged youth-run and lead. Remember, we’re greater together than we are separate.
Come and check us out for fun, fellowship and to think about why Jesus would really care about me. See you there.