Religious Education Grades 7 and 8
Classes are held on selected Tuesdays from 6:45 – 8 pm
What is Alive Junior High Ministry?
Alive is SES’s Junior High ministry (previously named Edge) that is offered on select Tuesdays throughout the school year. Alive takes its name from the great quote of Saint Irenaeus: “The glory of God is man fully alive!”
So often, whether we recognize this within our hearts or not, we revisit the question, “What does it mean to be fully alive?” This question may sound like, “Am I happy? Do I have good friends? Why is my relationship with my family the way it is? Why am I always stressed and anxious? Why do I always change who I am to fit in? Am I good enough? What is the point? What is my purpose? Who is God? Who am I?”
Ultimately, what we are asking ourselves is, “What does it mean to be alive, and am I living a life fully alive? Do my relationships reveal that I am fully alive? Does my emotional and psychological health indicate that I am fully alive? Do my self-confidence and self-awareness of my purpose in life show that I am living a life fully alive?”
The glory of God is man fully alive! For us to be fully alive and happy is what God desires with all of His heart! So, what does it mean to live a life fully alive when it comes to God’s love and commandments, the Church’s social and moral teachings, or when it comes to specific issues like stress, peer pressure, bullying and social media? These are the topics we like to address!
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What does an Alive session look like?
Each session is 75 minutes long. We begin with a game to get our blood flowing, and then settle down to listen to a short teaching from an adult leader. After that, we break into small groups, catch up on life and discuss the teaching. A short break with snacks is then had, and we end the night with a game and closing prayer.
***Junior high students are also invited to attend Remain: XLT nights. These nights are for junior high and high school students, focused on community, prayer, worship and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. You can learn more about these nights on the upcoming Redeem the Culture website.
Dates: September 18, 25 • October 16, 23 • November 13 • December 4, 18 • January 15, 29 • February 12, 26 • March 12, 26 • April 9, 30 May 14
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