MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY

St. Catherine of Siena said “When you are who you are called to be you will set the world ablaze!” Our Blaze Middle School Youth Ministry offers opportunities throughout the year for youth in Grades 6-8 to meet other middle schoolers, get involved in outreach, and have fun in a safe and spiritually enriched environment.
 

Get Involved & Register

We ask that all teens participating in Blaze register by downloading and completing the form below. Registration helps us keep current contact and basic emergency information on file.
 
 
Parent Chaperones
All parents wishing to help out with Blaze, including chaperoning events or helping drive teens to an event, must comply with the Archdiocese policies for Child Protection. More information about the policies and the required forms can be found on our website under
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Upcoming Events

Our goal is to provide at least one social and one service opportunity each month for our middle schoolers (Grades 6-8), whether attending a Catholic or non-Catholic school. Be sure to check the weekly bulletin and this website regularly for the most up to date information.  Click below for the calendar of planned events.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL TGIYF SOCIAL
Friday, Mar. 6, 7:00-8:30 PM Youth Room
Our monthly THANK GOD IT’S YOUTH FRIDAY is held on the first Friday of the month. Come and have fun with fellow middle schoolers from your parish.
 
SERVICE: MAKE BLESSING BAGS
Monday, Mar. 16, 6:30-7:30 PM Youth Room
Come join us to make Blessing Bags for our local Police officers to show our gratitude for their service.
 
RISE UP: MARCH 22 @ MOUNT ST. JOSEPH
Rise Up Middle School Day is a day of fun, friends, and faith-filled fellowship for students in grades 6-8. Rise Up will take place at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, MD on March 22, 2020 from 1-7 PM. There will be plenty of food, inflatables, games, dynamic speakers and musicians, engaging service projects, Eucharistic Adoration, and Mass celebrated by Archbishop Lori. And parents are also invited to join in by participating in the all-new parallel parent track!  See the promo video and registration info below!

RISE UP REGISTRATION IS ONLINE AND MUST BE COMPLETED BY PARENTS BY MARCH 10.
Registration is non-refundable after March 10. Youth may attend with or without their parents. However, parents are encouraged to attend the parent track or help chaperone the youth at the youth track (must have VIRTUS completed).
As this event occurs the day before our parish Lenten mission, I am not available to stay the entire day. I will need other adults to help chaperone. Therefore, I need to know who is registered to attend by March 10 in order to ensure we have adequate supervision of youth and transportation if needed.
 
The new online registration is a bit confusing, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. The permission form is also online and part of the youth registration. Please refer to the FAQ for instructions on registering:
 

Contact Us

Any questions about the Blaze ministry or upcoming events can be emailed to Michele Dougherty, Director.