MS Summer Events 2021
MS Summer Small Groups
MS Crew may be over for the year, but we still the opportunity to grow in faith this summer! Join us on Mondays from 10am – 11:30am to dive into our faith and get to know other middle schoolers from HNOJ. We’ll be addressing topics that middle schoolers are interested in, learning different forms of prayer over the summer, and playing games along the way. Feel free to bring a lunch to eat together after small group is over! Summer Small Group meets Mondays between June 14 & August 16*
These small groups are available to our current 5th – 7th graders.
Things You'll Want for Summer Small Groups: facemask (required if we go indoors, lawnchair, Bible & notebook, waterbottle, sunscreen.
*We will not be meeting for small group on 7/5, 7/19, and 8/2.
MS Crew Summer Olympics
Grab your closest friends and put your team together for the MS Crew Summer Olympics! Twice a month we’ll be competing in different sports and challenges for the title of MS Crew Summer Olympic Champions! Dates for our competitions are 6:30pm – 8:30pm on June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, and August 10 & 17. These events are available to our current 5th – 8th graders!
We'll be playing kickball, ultimate frisbee, 9-square, basketball, gaga ball, relay races and so much more. Have an idea for a competition? Let Elliut know!
What to bring: tennis shoes, waterbottle. If there is any additional gear required, Elliut will contact families prior to the current session.
Extreme Faith Camp - July 19 - 23, 2021
***Please note you must be registered ahead of time for camp. As of 5/5, our spots for girls are filled and we have 3 boy spots left for current 6th-8th graders. There is a waitlist for anyone who wishes to register once spots are filled.***
Extreme Faith Camp is the premier high adventure camp packed with incredible activities! High ropes, paintball, zip lines, climbing walls, and more! Extreme Faith Camp is integrated closely with other parishes from the Archdiocese, guaranteeing that summer camp is not just a mountaintop faith experience, but one that builds lifelong foundations of faith. Our faith programming is founded in the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, and our mission and work is anything but boring.
This year we have entered into a collaboration with Catholic Youth Summer Camp, an Ohio camp whose mission is to awaken, empower, and equip a generation to live the adventure of the Catholic faith through world-class programs and an environment of encounter.
To register for Extreme Faith Camp, visit our camp webpage.
For any questions regarding middle school summer events, please contact Elliut Fonseca.
Welcome to Middle School Faith Formation!
Sessions for in-person MS Crew will take place on Wednesdays from 6:15pm - 7:30pm. During each session small groups will rotate through the weekly lesson, small group conversations, and an activity to help them connect to the lesson.
Curriculum & Materials
We use a combination of sources for our MS Crew curriculum - EDGE from Lifeteen, The Bible, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, the YouCat, YDisciple, FORMED.org. We rely on all of these sources to build our talks, activities, and small group questions.
MS Crew is designed for our 6th through 8th graders to find community while engaging in their Catholic faith. As part of MS Crew, we will be diving into scripture every week. Each middle schooler will be provided a copy of the Catholic Youth Bible to use for prayer and during our time together. If you are new to MS Crew or need a new copy, you can pick one up on the first night of MS Crew. If you already have a copy of the Catholic Youth Bible, feel free to bring it on Wednesday nights! It is also encouraged to bring a notebook and writing utensil for journaling and taking notes.
Registration & Pricing
Early Bird Discount- $100 per student (5/27 - 8/15)
Registration Fee after 8/15/21 - $125 per student
For questions, please contact Elliut Fonseca