Jenn Barlow – Youth Minister (LifeTeen)
Jenn with her husband, Brad, and daughters, Clare & Josephine
Kevin Miller – Youth Minister (Edge)
Kevin with his wife, Savanna
Deacon John Harrison – Pastoral Advisor to Religious Education
Deacon John with his wife, Anne
Katie McGuire – Religious Education Administrative Assistant
Katie with her husband, Chris, and sons James, Dylan, & Tristan
Please remember that all youth NOT in a Catholic school, IFF, or Catholic home school are *required* to attend Edge nights as well. You can find the Edge calendar in the Edge drop down.
Meets Sundays, 6:00pm in the Family Center
2019-20 Permission Form (English)
2019-20 Permission Form (Spanish)
We have one permission form that covers all events, so parents only need to fill out one form at the beginning of the year. Ample notice will be given for off-site events and service projects, and if you do not want your child to participate in any individual trip, you can let the coordinating youth minister know.
As always, if you have any questions, please call 336-778-0600 ext. 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about upcoming events, please see the yellow youth ministry bulletin board (located outside the main office) or contact the office of youth ministry at 336-778-0600 ext. 204 or email@example.com.
Sacramental Prep for Confirmation
In the Diocese of Charlotte, the Sacrament of Confirmation requires two consecutive years of formation. Typically, this occurs in the 7th and 8th grades (Edge Program). However, if the student is of high school age, participation in our high school (LifeTeen) program is required. Participation in Confirmation sessions and retreats are required as follows:
Year 1: 3 monthly Confirmation sessions – January, February, & March
Year 2: 8 monthly Confirmation sessions – September through March including the Fall and Spring Retreat.
Catholic school, Inter-Generational Faith Formation, and Catholic Home School students are exempt from the requirement to attend Edge or LifeTeen program because of the formation they receive in these schools/programs. They are still required to attend all Confirmation sessions and retreats. All other students are required to attend the Edge or LifeTeen Program on Sunday nights.
If a students needs to receive their First Eucharist, they must complete our parish’s First Communion program. Please contact the Office of Faith Formation for further details. Peggy Schumacher can be reached at 336-778-0600 at extension 214. Deacon John may be contacted at 336-778-0600 at extension 220.
If a student misses any of the Confirmation sessions, he or she must complete the Confirmation Make-up assignment found on this website. Each assignment must be completed and turned in within one week of the missed date.
All high school, middle school and Confirmation youth need to register for LifeTeen, Edge, and Confirmation. You can do this online by logging in to your My Own Church account: My Own Church. If you have not made a My Own Church account before, you will need to create an account. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT EACH YEAR. Once you are logged in to My Own Church, follow the steps below:
- Click on “Religious Education”
2. Click on “Online Registration”
3. Select student and term (class selection). If you are missing information in the “Current Family Details,” please complete that by clicking the “Update Family Record” link (see #4 and #5 for more information on how to do that).
4. If you need to update Family Details (email address, phone number, mailing address, etc.), click on “Update Family Record” or the “My Family” tab. Fill in ALL missing information – incomplete records mean you may miss important announcements regarding Religious Education information.
5. To add members, click “Add Member.” Please fill out member information as completely as possible.
6. Once you have registered your child(ren), you will receive the Health Form, Permission Form, and handbook by email from Katie McGuire. You MUST complete all attached forms and email them back and then your registration will be complete and your child(ren) will be assigned to their class(es).
*If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Religious Ed office:
Katie McGuire – Religious Education Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-778-0600 x 205
Jenn Barlow – Youth Minister: email@example.com or 336-778-0600 x 204
Deacon John Harrison – Pastoral Advisor for Religious Education: firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-778-0600 x 220
What is Peer Ministry?
It is an opportunity for high school youth to respond to their baptismal call to be a priest (servant), prophet (faith witness) and king (leader) among their peers in youth related events and activities at Holy Family and in the community.
Peer ministers serve as leaders for youth group, music, retreats, service pieces, and more! Teens in Peer Ministry choose his or her commitment level and specific responsibilities. The Fall retreat and some training dates are required for those interested.
A peer minister is NOT a counselor or someone who should solve other teen’s problems or issues. A peer minister is NOT above the other teens in the youth ministry program. A peer minister is NOT a teacher with all the answers, but rather someone who serves, witnesses, and leads by example.
Why should I get involved?
You should be a peer minister if you possess the passion and courage to preserve and grow in your relationship with God, serve others, witness your faith (share and spread the Good News), and to build skills to be a leader.
It is a good way to invest yourself in your church and community, as well as develop long-lasting friendships in both areas, thereby building skills and resources that will be useful for the rest of your life. Involvement in peer ministry is good for college applications, employment applications, resumés and other things, too.
Who can be in Peer Ministry?
Peer Minister: Any mature teen (grades 10-12) that is interested in serving other teens, and has at least one year’s experience in the LifeTeen program.
Requires two adult character references.
What Is Expected of Me?
A willingness to serve, a care for others, ability to interact with peers, clergy, adult ministry members and/or leaders, model Catholic values, and a desire to grow in faith. Peer Ministers must be able to participate in the following training dates, as well as the fall retreat:
Sunday, August 25th
Sunday, October 27th
Friday-Sunday, November 15th-17th (Fall Retreat)
Saturday, January 4th
Sunday, March 22nd
Please fill out an application: Peer Ministry Application