The Youth Christian Formation Commission is comprised of the following ministries:Christian Formation, Youth (6th - 12th Grades)
Rite 13 (grades 6-8) The two year introductory component designed to celebrate the individuality of each young teen and their creative potential, while exploring Biblical stories of God and God's people. The Rite-13 liturgy (Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood) is the community expression of this and serves as a rite of passage from childhood towards adulthood.
J2A, Journey to Adulthood (grades 9-12) J2A is a 2 year program that engages youth with the skills and critical thinking involved in adulthood. Based on the principles of relational youth ministry, the J2A adult “mentors” will help teens explore how their faith relates to self-esteem, society, and spirituality. At the end of the second year of J2A, the group designs and embarks on a spiritual pilgrimage. The J2A program also begins to build the foundation for the sacrament of Confirmation.