Saints Francis & Clare Roman Catholic Church

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    in High School

    • Great Things Coming Up 
    • Summer Spiritual Growth Opportunities  
    • Sunday Morning Small Groups ↓
    • Brew Crew Small Group ↓
    • SOS - Spirit of Service Saturdays ↓
    • STUDENT LEADERSHIP Formation Program ↓
    • Youth Choir/Music Ensemble 

    What we are doing in 2017-2018...

    Great Things Coming Up

    • Friday, July 14th -- Monk and Bonfire Night
    • Wednesday, July 19th -- CYO Day at Kings Island

    Summertime Spiritual Growth Opportunities

    Dreaming of Summer??  Here are some summertime experiences available to High School students that you must start thinking about now!  Fill this summer with the Light of Christ and seek the beauty of our Catholic Faith...

    Music Ministry Alive is a 5 day institute held at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. for youth and adult leaders who have a passion for liturgical music and a desire to serve in our music ministry.  Mr. Greg Papesh, our own Youth Music Minister and Music Teacher, attended this institute and continues to remain very involved!  Dates for the institute are July 25th - 30th.  Click here for more information.
    Appalachian Mission Trip is a week-long mission in the Kentucky hollers of Appalachia.  High School youth and adults assist with the renovation of homes and the connection of human hearts and lives!  Dates for the mission trip are June 25th - July 1st.
    Missionary Disciples Institute -- A week-long experience that prepares high school students to be young missionaries who serve their communities and impact the world through their local church.  It will be held at Marion University in Indianapolis from June 12th - 17th.  Click here for more information
    Notre Dame Vision is an exploration of God's call and ways in which you can respond to this call with your own gifts.  You will have a chance to immerse yourself in the spiritually and communally rich environment of Notre Dame University.  You will benefit from some of the best speakers from across the country whose stories, witness, and humor will challenge you to expand your imagination and deepen your faith.  There are four week-long experiences available in June and July.  Click here for more information.
    Steubenville Conferences for Youth is held in Steubenville, Ohio or in Springfield, Missouri this summer.  Join other Catholic teens at one of their 25 summer youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love!  Click here for more information.
    Homeland Mission is a week-long mission here in Indianapolis.  Youth make one of our local schools home base for the week adn then go out daily to different work sites.  The dates this year are June 11th - 16th.  Click here for more information or to register.


    Sunday Morning Small Groups

    Sunday Morning Small Groups is OUT for the summer, but we will resume on August 13th!  Leadership Training for Catechists for our 2017-18 School Year will be Sunday, July 30th, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Please plan to join us!

    Join a small group of friends. When we resume, we will meet Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:10 am and discuss all things cool about our faith and how to live life as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  Be challenged, be engaged, be courageous, make a difference and embrace the radical teachings of Christ! Our High School Small group has an adult group leader who is committed to you, your life and your growth as a disciple!  CHOOSE 2 CONNECT with us.







    Brew Crew Small Group


    We meet every Thursday morning before school at the Strange Brew Coffeehouse.  Join us this summer from 7-8 am for a warm drink, tasty breakfast and some engaging discussions on life, faith and discipleship.  Bring a friend and start your day off right!  Not driving yet??  No problem.   Ask your parents to drop you off and we will give you a ride to school. CHOOSE 2 CONNECT with us!  Jesus would join Brew Crew …


    Spirit of Service Saturdays                                        

    Hey!  Don't miss out on SOS-Spirit of Service Saturdays!  We are currently out for the summer, but we will resume after August 13th!

    What will we do?  Once a month join us for a Saturday morning of service.  We feed the poor, make the elderly smile, stand up for life, offer helping hands to those who need shelter or clothing and much more!  Come and be a part of the movement to make the world a better place and bring glory to God!  CHOOSE 2 CONNECT with us!


    STUDENT LEADERSHIP Formation Program

    The Student Leadership Formation Program is OUT FOR THE SUMMER.  We will all gather together again on August 13th.  Fun will be had by all!!

    Our Student Leadership Formation Program is a one year program that meets on Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:10 am.  In this program you can learn and practice leadership skills that allow you to teach and share your faith with the youth of our parish in RE elementary classrooms and YM middle school small groups or you may CHOOSE 2 CONNECT with other ministries in the parish and Archdiocese such as Respect Life and the Archdiocesan Youth Council.


    Youth Choir / Music Ministry
    Youth Ensemble 

    Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi is lucky to have a Youth Ensemble!  It is currently out for the summer...but will resume after August 13th.  

    The Youth Ensemble sings and plays on one Saturday/Sunday Mass per month. Rehearsals will be every other Thursday. Contact Greg Papesh, with questions or to join us!

    To participate in any or all of these amazing opportunities, 
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    Parents...We need YOU too!

    PARENT VOLUNTEERS are ALWAYS welcomed! Please give an hour to help us share God's Good News with our kids!!! No preparation required*....we just need a couple of extra warm adult bodies at our events to help us oversee things! Thanks in advance for helping us love "our" teens!

    * DO have to complete Safe & Sacred training & related documents.  Why not do that can start & stop at your leisure, the whole thing takes about 45 minutes and then you're good to go join the FUN...with or without your teen!!

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