Faith is not one size fits all. Jesus came so that we can have our own personal relationship with Him! Youth Discipleship creates opportunities for teens to discover who Jesus is and how to develop that relationship. Growth happens through prayer, service, and small group interactions. Teens will have a chance to ask questions about their faith and learn how to live out their mission of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
MIDDLE SCHOOL (7-8)
Youth in 7th & 8th Grade are invited to join us to grow in community and faith. Middle School Youth nights include social time, scripture study, service, and prayer. Together we explore our faith and how it applies to middle school youth. Youth discuss topics of today and discover how to navigate their world as a disciple of Christ.
Come join us! Wednesday nights from September 15- November 10 and January 5 – February 23 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Lofy Hall.
Registration required, click here to register.
Fee: $50 per youth.
Follow this link for the 2021-22 schedule.
High School is such an exciting time for teens as they start to take ownership of their faith journey. High School Youth Discipleship is here to help your teen find a path to walk with Jesus by their side. Youth are guided through the practice of our faith and develop habits of discipleship. We grow in community through small group discussion and service. We also offer opportunities to join other Catholic youth from around the state and country through events like the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally and the National Catholic Youth Conference.
Registration is required, click here to register.
9th Grade High School Youth Discipleship: Youth in 9th grade will meet for 8 weeks on Sunday night from 6:30-7:30pm. Starting in January of 2022, youth will determine their meeting day/time within their small group.
Fee: $50 per youth
10th Grade High School Youth Discipleship and Confirmation Preparation: Youth in 10th grade will meet in the fall on Sunday night for 8 weeks from 6:30-7:30pm. Starting in January of 2022, youth will determine their meeting day/time within their small group.
In addition to meeting with their small groups, Youth in 10th grade who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, begin their Confirmation focus in January of 2022 to celebrate in October of 2022. See below for more details. Students should participate the entire year whether they attend a public or private school.
Registration and prerequisites required, click here to register.
Fee: $185 per youth – includes small group fees and Sacrament Preparation fees
Follow this link for the 2021-22 schedule.
UPPER ROOM FOR UPPER CLASSMAN
11/12th Grade High School Discipleship Small Groups: Youth who have been Confirmed or are in 11th and 12th grade are invited to continue their faith journey together through small group discussions, service and other outings as planned within the group. There is not fee to join, we only ask that you cover the cost of outings or supplies if needed. Meeting days and time will be determined by your small groups.
When we are baptized, we are adopted by the Father and given the opportunity to participate in Christ’s role as Priest, Prophet, & King. Through Confirmation, God completes our Baptismal grace and deepens our call to live this three-fold mission. This is not a rite of passage or graduation from religious education. It is a sacrament of mission and power, giving Christians the strength and grace to live out the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church. There are two periods of preparation for the sacrament: remote and immediate.
Remote preparation refers to the years leading up to receiving the sacrament with formation occurring within the parish, family, school, and community settings. Young people should enter the Confirmation Preparation program with a foundation in the faith. Youth who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation should also participate in ongoing formation through attendance at a Catholic School, or participation in our High School Youth Discipleship.
Immediate preparation focuses on the Sacrament of Confirmation itself and takes place in the time directly preceding the celebration. This is known as “Confirmation Preparation”. Starting in the fall, youth participate in Youth Discipleship Small Groups. These groups help youth discover their own voice, allows them to ask questions, and form faith communities of their own. Their journey continues in January of their Sophomore year when their preparation moves to one-on-one meetings with their sponsors, service with their small groups, and a retreat.
Teens can register for Confirmation Preparation to be celebrated in 2022 if they have met the following requirements:
Have been baptized
Will reach the age of 15 by September 1, 2021
Will participate in Youth Discipleship Small Groups fall of 2021 (both Catholic and Public School Youth)
Have attended a Catholic School or Youth Discipleship Small Group for the year prior to and including the year of preparation. (2020-21 and 2021-22)
Registration is required by August 15, 2021, click here to register. The cost is $185.
Resources for Current Candidates:
Youth registered in Holy Apostles Middle School Youth Discipleship or Family Discipleship are also eligible to participate in the Holy Apostles Athletic program. Our school offers volleyball, basketball, and track.
Click here for more information about our athletic program.
PLEASE NOTE: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has canceled the Fall volleyball season and Winter Basketball season. A decision will be made in the Spring regarding the Track season.