High School Ministry 2019-2020
(9th-12th) High School Catholic Formation
Becoming Disciples of Christ
January 22-26, 2020
March for Life DC
Funds raised for SMV High School Ministry are offered to pay for teens to attend the March for Life in Washington DC 2020 with Pro Life Wisconsin.
The commitment to the trip requires parent's permission and a heart on fire for the Jesus and His teachings. If you are a parish member and think you can commit to this please contact Elizabeth Harrison.
Applications are due by January 1, 2020. Seats are filling quickly.
Saturday, March 14th at Carroll University
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally- 9th-12th grade
Adult Chaperones are needed! Please contact
Elizabeth Harrison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Signup for teens
Permission form (for teens and chaperone volunteers)
Sunday, March 15th at St. John Vianney
6:15 PM-7:30 PM
Relationships: God's Plan for Love and Marriage
11th & 12th grade teens are invited to attend with parents
Sister Kieran Sawyer, SSND, is nationally known for her creative work in youth ministry and catechesis. Over the years she has taught religion at all levels of grade and high school, in Catholic schools and in religious education programs, and has presented workshops and programs for religion teachers and youth ministers across the country.
One of Sister Kieran's primary focuses is helping children and teens to understand relationships and sexuality. Central to her teaching is the acronym L.I.F.E., which she uses to explain the distinction between four basic human relationships: Love, as in committed family love; Infatuation, the emotionally exciting experience known as falling-in-love; Friendship, our basic every-day relationships based on respect, trust, and acceptance; and Exploitation, our human propensity to use people rather than respect and love them.
High School Ministry Schedule
We attend 9:00am Mass, then go to the Attic from 10am-11:30am. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month starting in October and ending in April.
Becoming Disciples of Christ
"What are you looking for?"
• Jn 1:35-42
It is a question meant for all men of every time and in all places and situations. It is the question put to the two disciples by Jesus. What are you seeking? What is the purpose of your existence? Who are you looking for? As a community, teens are invited to explore their faith and grow in virtue through Christ's teachings.
Summer Mission Camps
We invite all teens to a summer mission camp that is life changing! We need to register in October because there are limited openings!
Matthew 25 Workcamp
June 22-26, $75
We travel in assigned Work Camp groups to assist in serving food, do yard or landscaping work, make/serve lunches, assist the elderly, paint and other service projects throughout the Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. Work Campers will interact with the people they serve. They will also learn a lot about themselves, what Jesus teaches in Matthew chapter 25 and how serving the poor, homeless and needy can make a difference in their lives as well as in the lives of the people they serve.
SMV High School Ministry Team
Father John Gibson
John Paul Shimek
Josh Van Hecke
We are praying for you!
CYM Volleyball and Basketball
Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) volleyball and basketball is open to male and female high school-age parishioners at SMV.
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SMV Confirmation Preparation
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Bishop Jeffrey Haines
Family social after Mass in the Parish Atrium
*Rehearsal - Friday, March 13
7:00pm, Parish Atrium
*Teens and sponsors or proxy expected to attend
Preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Online Confirmation Program Studies are to be completed by the end of December and a one page reflection paper on what struck you most throughout the study is due to Elizabeth Harrison at that time.
Candidates for Confirmation (teens 16 -18 years of age) are given St. Mary's Visitation's Confirmation program expectations. These expectations reflect the Sacrament Guidelines of our faith given to us by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
St. Mary's Visitation open Attic Night
Strengthen & deepen your commitment to Christ
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM in the Attic
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