Middle School Ministry
Contact: Kerrie Ritchey
Phone Number: 614/806-2692
Mission is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for early adolescents in grades six and seven. Mission is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. At this age middle school youth are open to good and bad behaviors as well as positive and negative ideas. Many of the values and beliefs that they held as children are now questioned and challenged. As young adolescents they are trying to figure out who they are and what they believe. In many respects middle school kids are on the edge because so much is going on in their lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. It can be a very stressful and difficult time for them and their parents.
Parent Meeting September 19 after the 9AM Mass
Goals of Mission Middle School Ministry
1. Foster a transforming spiritual experience of Jesus through the liturgy, allowing early adolescents to experience the Word of God and the Eucharist in a deeper and more profound way.
2. Create a positive experience of the Catholic Church for early adolescents.
3. Assist middle school youth in gaining an understanding an appreciation of what the Catholic Church teaches and believes.
4. Incorporate the Catholic Church’s vision of social justice and peace into the spiritual life of pre-adolescents.
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
9633 East State Route 37
Sunbury, OH 43074