Retreats – The 7th and 8th grade retreats are offered during the school year.
Advent & Lenten Prayer – There will be an Advent service project that includes prayer with it. During Lent, the 7th grade presents the Stations of the Cross to the school, and the 8th grade presents the mime on Good Friday.
Lenten Progressive Fast – We encourage youth who don’t have a specific things to give up for lent, to try this progressive fast, scaled down from the adult one offered. This will be on our website during Lent.
Service Saturdays – We have several city wide projects we join in each year. Some months are for Jr. High and some for Sr. High. These include Saints in the Street in October, Angels from the Heart in March, The Lords Pantry at Anna’s House, Clean-up Day at the parish, etc.
The teens provide Games at the Parish Picnic.
We also sponsor a Mardi Gras dinner each Fat Tuesday, with proceeds going towards High School Mission Trips. The Jr. High are asked to decorate and operate the childrens games.
We have a small prayer garden by the parish office side door that the teens helped design and take care of.
Lunch visits – 7th and 8th graders eat lunch in the youth space – a chance to relax and play games with their friends while eating.
Deanery Gatherings and Trips – The North Deanery, comprising 8 parishes on the north side, meet monthly to plan activities for all our youth to enjoy. This includes gatherings (dances), rallies, Holiday World Trip in June, and Ski Trip in January.
Group Nights – Join us for Encounter, our Jr. High Group Night most Thursdays from 7-8. We meet in the basement and start out with an icebreaker. We then move to the youth space for discussion on a bible chapter and short video by Mark Hart on the meaning of the chapter. Then it’s to the game room for a challenging game and snacks. Free time till we leave. This is open to all 7th and 8th graders of IHM Church. Drop by when you can.