St. Andrew Youth Ministry & Faith Formation
On the EDGE
EDGE Summer Mission
has been scheduled for Wednesday-Friday July 17-19. This is a wonderful three-day camp for our middle school youth. We stay at the church and go out to surrounding communities to provide help. We perform a variety of community service: including ground beautification for Avalon Housing, a social event at the St. Louis Center, food sorting and packaging at Food Gatherers and more! Itís a wonderful opportunity for our youth currently in grades 6, 7 or 8 to participate in a mission trip without the inconvenience of traveling far and the cost associated. Cost is $100 per camper and covers all meals, transportation, fees, and a camp T-shirt. Space is limited to 20 youth, so get your applications in early! Get the details and apply here
Click here for an important message regarding 8th grade Washington D.C. trips and how they impact EDGE.
Assignments: EDGE homework assignments can be found here.
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: There is no CREDO tonight due to Motherís Day. Spend the day honoring your mom and enjoying the time with your family!
Baccalaureate Mass: Our annual Baccalaureate Mass and dinner is next Sunday May 19th. Join us at Mass to recognize our parish high school seniors at the 5:30 PM Mass. Dinner for our graduates and their parents will follow in the Parish
Hall. Underclassman ó we still need your help with the dinner. Please see the online sign-up to help serve or provide food for the dinner.
This Summer: This Summer we have some awesome things in the works, including a Mark Hart/Jeff Cavins bible study (lead by Mrs. Wittig and Mrs. Sauter), menís and womenís groups, and our Sunday night summer social events! Look for schedules and sign-up coming soon!
Confirmation Preparation I
Our Confirmation prep sessions in April will be on 4/10, 4/17 and 4/24.
If you need any makeup assignments, please download them from here.
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Winter Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, cancellation information will be posted on the Youth Office phone (429-8467) by 4:00pm. We will also post the cancellation at the top of this page of the website and try to send out a blast to the e-newsletter list for each group.
Steubenville 2013: The Chosen
: Our annual trip to the Steubenville Youth Conference is scheduled for June 28-30. This is an amazing conference for Catholic Youth, that includes world-renowned speakers, musicians and a boat-load of incredible priests. You will be changed once you have attended this conference. Sign-ups and deposits are due this Sunday
, January 20. Please see Mrs. Carter or call the youth office if interested, or download the Commitment Form
(also due Sunday) here.
Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal and Santiago, Spain
: Pilgrims! Use the sign-ups below to sign-up for opportunities you can work on!
Bulletin Stuffing (05/31/2013)
Baby-sitting Sanchez-Paul (05/29/2013)
Forms: Travelers! Here are some important documents for you!
Traveler Info Form
International Travel Tips
Iteniary and Information, Registration Form
The EDGE is for students in 7th and 8th grade, and serves as both religious education and fellowship for our middle school students. EDGE follows a two-year curriculum, with one year being focused on Sacred Scripture and the other year focused on Tradition and Belief. EDGE meets on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30.
St. Andrew Credo's goal is for high schoolers to better Know, Serve, Love, and Celebrate our Lord, Jesus Christ. Each month will feature all four of these characteristics of youth faith formation, using the guidelines put out by the USCCB and following the format supplied by Life Teen International. Credo meets on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:45.
The St. Andrew Confirmation Preparation program begins in the Fall and concludes in the Fall of the following year. Confirmation Prep I (September-June) is open to youth in the 9th grade or older. Sessions occur roughly 3 Wednesdays per month, from 7:00-8:30 PM. Confirmation Prep II (September ÔŅĹNovember of the second year) involves an internship, occasional Sunday night (6:45-8:30 PM) sessions, and the Confirmation liturgy.
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|Pope Benedict XVI|
Pope Benedict XVI (B16) was elected pope at the age of 79. He is from Bavaria, Germany. He is the oldest person to have been elected pope since Clement XII in 1730. He served longer as a cardinal before being elected pope than any pope.
||Bishop Earl Boyea|
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Bishop Earl Boyea was the first of ten children. Attended Sacred Heart Seminary, the North American College, and the Gregorian University in Rome. Ordained a priest on May 20, 1978. Appointed fifth bishop of Lansing, Feb. 27, 2008, installed April 29, 2008.
||Father William J. Stevenson|
Fr. Will was raised in Lansing, Michigan. He holds degrees from Michigan State University, Indiana University, and St. John Provincial Seminary. He was assigned as Pastor of Saint Andrew in Saline in 1997.
||Father David Rosenberg|
Father David Rosenberg grew up in Galesberg, Illinois. He was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Lansing in June 2011, and began his assignment to St. Andrew's that July.