Junior High School Youth Ministry
Our Junior High Program is offered to current 7th and 8th Graders and serves as a transition from the Religious Education Program they had in the younger grades to the faith-formation program they will follow as participants in the Senior High School Youth Ministry. The students learn about our Christian and Catholic traditions, as well as focus more deeply on what it means to have a relationship with God and how to encourage and develop that fellowship.
The program is divided into four 4-week sessions, with each session focusing on a different topic. Classes meet on Mondays from 4:30-6:00 pm at the church, beginning in late September/early October and ending in May. After an initial ice-breaking activity/game, the afternoon is spent in smaller community groups, each group a mixture of 7th and 8th graders.
As well as the four 4-week sessions, the students meet at various times throughout the year for fun activities such as parties, trips to amusement parks and our 8th Grade lock-in, which includes miniature golf, bowling, and a movie at the theatre. Enrolled students should be receiving information about this year's upcoming program in the mail, or you can call the Youth Ministry office at 410-255-3677, x106 or e-mail for more information.
Registering: We prefer that students in the Junior High School Youth Ministry be registered in the parish's Religious Education Program, especially if they are members of the parish. However, friends are always welcome and encouraged to join us. Please call Tim Janiszewski (410-255-3677, x106) for more information.
Early registration is encouraged, and online registration is available by clicking on the link. If you are registering your child for a Sacramental Program, please click on the link and be prepared to send a copy of his/her Baptismal Certificate (unless he/she was baptized here at Our Lady of the Chesapeake) along your tuition payment.
Payments and Fees: Upon review of your registration information, an email will be sent requesting tuition payment.
As always, please do not let finances keep you from registering. If you need financial assistance, please click on the link and complete the form.
Registration Form: If you are unable to process the online registration, please call the church office at 410-255-3677 to have a form mailed to you.