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Youth Faith Formation

Any questions regarding Youth Faith Formation can be directed to
Sarah Haman
886-2772 or youthff@icparishwatertown.org

Faith Formation Classes take place during the school year on Wednesday afternoons/evenings.
K-6th - 3:45-5:00pm            7-8th - 6:30-8:00pm
Discipleship groups determined by their group.

Calendar                                                                          __________

Wed Apr 10th            Life Skills with Fr Paul (For ALL Juniors and Seniors in High School)
                                       7:45pm - IC Church Basement - Refreshments provided
                                       A time to dive into faith filled topics that will help you through life decisions and discover who God has created you to be!
                                       Confirmation Lesson 2 - 6:30-8:00pm, Knights of Columbus Hall

Wed Apr 17th               Regular Class
                                        Living Stations - 7:15pm, IC Church

Wed Apr 24th            Regular Class
                                       Confirmation Lesson 2 - 6:30-8:00pm, Knights of Columbus Hall
                                        First Communion Rehearsal - 7:00pm, IC Church & Hall

Sun Apr 28th             First Communion Mass - 2:00pm, Immaculate Conception Church

Wed May 1st              Faith & Real Life Series - Last Class Mass
                                     5:15 Mass - 6:00 Supper - 6:45 Speaker (Rob & Kristin VanLaecken) - Adoration Follow
                                     This is a regular scheduled class - An Opportunity for the whole family to enjoy!
                                     Childcare available for Infant - 12 years old at the IC School during the Speaker.
                                      School doors open at 6:35pm to sign your child into a room.  

Wed May 8th             Confirmation Lesson 3 - 6:30-8:00pm, Knights of Columbus Hall

Wed May 15th            Confirmation Lesson 4 - 6:30-8:00pm, Knights of Columbus Hall

Wed May 22nd            Confirmation Interviews - 4:00-8:00pm, Parish Center

Wed May 29th            Confirmation Rehearsal - 7:00pm, IC Church

Sun June 2nd             Confirmation Mass - 11:00am, Immaculate Conception Church



Youth Growing Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Word of Note - Families may need assistance in sending their children to a summer camp. Looking to make a list of contacts who would be willing to donate if someone is in need. Contact Amber at FF Office for more information.

Steubenville Conferences
Join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and be elevated by His love.

Discipleship Camp

D-Camp is our Diocesan summer youth camp. Junior High and High School youth come together for four days of faith and fun. During the day you will hear talks to help you grow in your faith, bond with a small group of other teens, compete in all-camp Olympic games, have the chance to go to Mass, Confession, and Adoration, and meet lots of new friends!

Diocesan Youth Rallies
Instead of the annual Youth Conference held in Brookings, SD, this year we would like to introduce THREE DIFFERENT Diocesan Youth Rallies. Each rally will be unique, so we encourage youth to attend one, or even all three of them

November 3, 2018 – Lorang Theater – O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls, SD
November 4, 2018 – Huron High School, Huron, SD
March 24, 2019 – Aberdeen Civic Arena, Aberdeen, SD
    The rallies in November are for you to attend at your own cost and the rally held on March 24th will     have the opportunity to take a bus from IC Church together as a group. Details to come.

Youth in grades 6-12 and adult leaders from parishes.

Search For Christian Maturity 
For highschool-adults. 
A weekend retreat to deepen your relationship with Jesus wherever you are at in your faith journey.
SEARCH retreats are held at Holy Spirit Church in Sioux Falls (3601 Dudley Lane).The weekend begins at 5:00pm Friday evening and ends at 5:00pm on Sunday. Registration opens 2 months prior to the retreat date. For questions regarding SEARCH, contact Amy Nightingale at (605) 371-2320.
Retreat Dates

Going Deeper Retreat!

Going deeper is a retreat for youth who are actively involved in their parish or have participated in other retreats and events and who have a fervor to grow in the faith. We will be spending time in silence and prayer, sharing in small groups, and having the opportunity to receive the Sacraments.

Held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Watertown

Friday, October 19th - Sunday, October 21st

Who Can Attend?
The retreat is open to youth in grades 9-12. However, youth in grades 9-10 are required to receive a letter of recommendation from their pastor that indicates that they are active in the parish and are not attending the retreat as part of their Confirmation requirements.

The cost for the retreat is $100.

Contact Amber Smith at FF Office to inquire.

March for Life Pilgrimage

The 46th Annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 18, 2019. The Diocese of Sioux Falls through the Office of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life will be participating in the March and invites you to come along. The pilgrimage will include participation in the March, the Catholic Life is Very Good youth rally, some free time to visit sites at our Nation’s Capital, and time at the National Basilica.

January 16-20, 2019.

Who Can Come?
The pilgrimage is open to anyone (youth and adults). Middle school youth may be able to attend as long as a parent attends as well.

Tentative Itinerary
Wednesday, January 16th – Depart for Washington, D.C.
Thursday, January 17th – Arrive in D.C. and head to the Life is Very Good Rally in Fairfax
Friday, January 18th – March for Life & Free Time
Saturday, January 19th – Free Time
Sunday, January 20th – Return to Sioux Falls

Traveling w/ a group: $500
Individual attendee: $500 (+ registration fee)
Single Room (Adults Only): $600

Registration will begin Sept. 1, 2019
Register here

For the best chance of reserving your spot on the bus, register by December 1st. If our buses are full, you will be added to a wait-list.

Immaculate Conception Info Meeting
Wednesday, September 26th, 5:45pm, Parish Center Boardroom

For more information see the Faith Formation Office or check out the Sioux Falls Diocesen website click here!

YouthFF IC Parish,
Sep 18, 2018, 12:13 PM