Service Requirements for Confirmation (grades 6-11)

Jesus himself modeled service for us. As members of the Body of Christ, and in his name, all those anticipating involvement in the parish confirmation preparation program will be called to service in the school community, parish community, and local/global community.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

To enter into the parish confirmation preparation program, each middle school student (grades 6-8) is required to complete 24 total hours of service by participating in 8 hours of service in each of the following three communities: School, Parish, and Local/Global.

(If interested, click for the “Sharing Your Gifts” booklet mentioned on page 2 of the Explanation document. This provides more information regarding service opportunities within the parish community.)

High School (Grades 9-11)

As part of the parish confirmation preparation program, each high school student in grades 9-11 is required to complete 36 total hours of service by participating in 12 hours of service in each of the following three communities: Parish, Local, and Beyond.

(If interested, click for the “Sharing Your Gifts” booklet mentioned on page 2 of the Explanation document. This provides more information regarding service opportunities within the parish community.)

Opportunities for Service and Faith Enrichment

From time to time the youth of St. Francis Borgia are invited to participate in activities and events that call them to celebrate, explore, or put into practice an important facet of their Catholic Christian faith. Details will be posted below for opportunities as they become available.

Roots Youth Group

“Roots” is a weekly Scripture study, social gathering for the high school youth of St. Francis Borgia. During the Christian Formation program year, we meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the basement of the South Church. We gather and first spend some time socializing and connecting with other young people. Then we dive into a Scripture passage and talk about how the Scriptures relate to our lives. All high schoolers and their friends are invited to join us.

Through Roots, we organize service, social and prayer events for all the young people of high school age at St. Francis Borgia. We would love to hear about events you would like to see happen here.

The Youth Core Team is a group of high school students who meet about once a month to plan and implement these programs. High school parish members are encouraged to join the Core Team. We also need adult support for youth events and gatherings. Please consider sharing your time in making a difference in the faith lives of our young people here at St. Francis. If you are interested in joining the Core Team or helping out as an adult, contact the Associate Director of Youth Ministry.

Summer Activities Sponsored by Roots

See the  Roots Schedule for Summer 2018. More details for events are provided below as available.

Casting Crowns Concert at State Fair – August 5, 2018

Who: High school youth
What:  Get some friends together and join us for an amazing night of music at State Fair. We’ll see a Christian band – Casting Crowns – with Matthew West opening up for them!
When: Saturday, August 6, from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m
Where: We will meet in the St. Francis Borgia North Church parking lot and carpool down to State Fair.
Cost:  Tickets are $40
Registration – Sign up no later than Friday, July 20 using this online form. Tickets will be purchased Monday, July 23.
Permission Slip – Available here to print and complete. Permission Slip and money are due to the parish office no later than Monday, July 23.

Mission Trip – July 7-14, 2018

The annual summer mission trip is an opportunity for youth to grow in faith as they experience the rewards of serving others. They provide meaningful service such as basic home repair for residents who are in need. Aside from home repair, teens engage in daily prayer and worship gatherings as they meet other young followers of Christ. Teens are energized in their faith after this intensive week of meaningful service, deep reflection and uniting fun. Several fundraising and community building activities are planned as part of the preparation for the summer trip.

What:   LifeTeen Restore Mission Camp
Where: Houston, TX
When:  July 7-14, 2018
Why:    To Serve as the hands and feet of Christ and help a community that was devastated this past summer by Hurricane Harvey and to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ!

Reach Out Reach In (RORI) – Summer 2018

RORI is a summer youth service experience sponsored by the Office of Catechesis and Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. This week-long camp for high school students provides service at locations throughout the Archdiocese as well as an opportunity to learn about Catholic social justice teachings. The camp is open to those who are ages 15-18, who will be entering 10th grade or higher, and who want to be involved in direct service and social action. For more information, see www.archmil.org/RORI.

Lock-In To Leadership/Justice Do It

Ozaukee County Catholic parishes join together every school year to offer either Lock-In To Leadership or Justice Do It for middle school students. These are great ways to introduce middle school students to outreach activities and to socialize with area youth. High school students serve as peer leaders to help make these events a success.

Lock-In To Leadership

Lock-In To Leadership is an evening of leadership skills building through games, activities and examples of high school peer leaders. (This will be offered in the 2019-2020 school year – in January 2020.)

Justice Do It – October 20, 2018

Justice Do It is a one-day service experience for youth where they travel to work sites throughout the county and conclude the day with Mass.

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Where: St. Joseph Parish in Grafton

National Catholic Youth Conference – Fall 2019

NCYC is an exciting three-day experience for Catholic teenagers that is held every two years. The schedule includes energizing keynote speakers, workshops, concerts, celebration of Reconciliation and Eucharist, exhibits and interactive games and activities. The conference is open to all teens who will be in high school in the 2018-2019 school year. About 300 teens from the Milwaukee Archdiocese travel to Indianapolis, IN for these events at the Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. This gathering of 20,000 young Catholics helps teens recognize their role in the larger Church and provides them with the strength and encouragement they need to carry on God’s message of love. The Director of Youth Ministry has information on this event. See “Additional Information” below.

House of Peace Christmas Brunch

Middle and high schoolers can earn Confirmation/Service hours when they help with the annual House of Peace Christmas Brunch. Several opportunities are available.

Additional Information

  • For questions about Service and Faith Enrichment opportunities, contact the Associate Director of Youth Ministry at 377-1070, ext. 251 or send an email.
  • For more information about Youth Ministry at St. Francis Borgia, including classes and activities, see the Youth Ministry page.