Life Teen – High School Teens
The EDGE - Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Mary Maguire, Youth Minister
Through the Life Teen ministry of our parish, teens are given opportunities to grow in their faith. They will discover the hope of Jesus in themselves and each other. We bring faith, hope and love to teens in a way that speaks directly to them and what they are experiencing in their own world. For some, it has kept them on their walk with Christ; for others, it has been a profound experience, and it has helped them discern God's call. With their hunger for truth, their need to experience God's love and their yearning for acceptance, these opportunities for spiritual growth and discovery are essential in ministering to today's youth. We welcome all high school teens to our Life Teen ministry.
September through mid-May (click the Calendar of Parish Events link on the home page to confirm dates each week).
We invite all high school teens to join us each Sunday at 5:00pm for a Mass with a message and music directed to our teens. Our program of activities will follow from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. A light dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Teens must download TWO forms to register for Life Teen: aPermission Form for the Diocese of Sacramento AND aregistration form. Both forms can be downloaded in theDocuments box (left) or contact our parish office (786-5001) and forms will be sent to you. Mail the forms to our parish office (P.O. Box 547, Loomis CA 95650) or drop them in the collection basket at weekend Masses.
September through mid-May:
Families must be registered and participate at weekend Mass at St. Joseph Marello Parish in order for children to participate in the EDGE. This program is designed for middle school youth, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Here is an exciting program that will prepare boys and girls for Confirmation (also Reconciliation and First Communion) while teaching them how to live their Catholic faith and take pride in it. The EDGE meets Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Marello Youth Center.
EDGE students must present TWO forms to register: an EDGE registration form and a permission form for the Diocese of Sacramento. See the Documents box at left or call the parih office at 786-5001 and we'll send the forms to you. Mail the forms to our parish office (P.O. Box 547, Loomis CA 95650) or drop them in the collection basket at weekend Masses.
Tuition: See the Registration Form.
Non-Parishioners - In order to register in the EDGE at St. Joseph Marello Parish, you must 1) receive approval from our youth minister, 2) present a letter from your pastor approving the registration, especially if your child intends to receive sacraments, 3) complete the EDGE and Diocese Registration Forms, 4) tuition for non-parishioners is $160 per student. Space is limited so we can accept only a few non-parishioner students each year.
Faith Formation / The ROCK, Grades 1-5
Cyndee Reed, Director
Register your children (1st through 5th grade) by downloading aregistration form or call the parish office (786-5001) and we'll send forms to you. Mail the form to our parish office or drop it in the collection basket at weekend Mass. Please include the fee when mailing your registration form. The ROCK ("Religious Outreach to Catholic Kids") is a unique faith formation ministry of St. Joseph Marello Parish. children learn our Catholic faith in a fun and gentle environment. Love and knowledge of our faith is shared with the children who are taught through methods they can truly enjoy. We use a hands-on approach, including music, stories, crafts, skits and games to teach the lessons. We share the Gospel, prayer and Catholic traditions, and we encourage Catholic community awareness, including knowledge of other Catholic kids. Parents, it's time for you to consider the level of your own involvement. Volunteer to assist at the the ROCK. Prepare to secure your child's position in our ministry. Contact Cyndee, our Faith Formation Director.
Download the ROCK Registration Form in the Documents box at left.
You can also download a 2010-2011 Calendar and the Student Handbook.