High School

High School

Grades 9 & 10 Faith Development Class Curriculum

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the sacramental power present within the young Church. This program engages our young people in their faith in a unique way that has never been done before, with the goal of creating young leaders who are willing to boldly proclaim their Catholic faith!  Our high school students are engaged in church teaching and tradition through ideas and activities that are trendy and exciting!

Grade 11 Faith Development Class Curriculum

During the Sacrament of Confirmation our students prepare to receive the Holy Spirit more intensely.

Our teaching is guided by Decision Point from Dynamic Catholic, which is the most-used Confirmation program in America.  It’s specifically developed to engage young Catholics in a meaningful conversation about the genius of Catholicism. It teaches and inspires teens to respond to God’s grace, and it is changing hundreds of thousands of young lives.

Although we use Decision Point to guide our discussion and teaching, special attention is given to actively engage our confirmation students through active learning and Set the Stage to Engage teaching strategies.  Our confirmation program looks to set our young people on fire with the Holy Spirit so they are willing to move from hearing God’s Word to doers of God’s Word! 


Fire Camp is an amazing day for students in grades 5-8 with students in grades 9-12 helping to run the event for the middle schoolers. The event takes place on a Saturday in May. Students arrive in the morning for prayer and a quick breakfast, followed by service work out in the community. They gather back at St. Johns for lunch, a speaker and a few activities and games, and the day ends with 4:30 p.m. Mass.

Glow 4 God (G4G)

God loves to see the hearts of His people glowing towards Himself. During Glow 4 God our young people have the opportunity to encounter the love of God through praise worship, glow sticks and lighting. This gives our students an opportunity to glow for God, while reminding them that their loving God glows even brighter for them!

Life Teen High School Retreats

These events combining Youth Ministry and Faith Development occurs on various Wednesday evenings during the school year. During these theme events, our 9-12 grade students engage various large and small group activities that focus on prayer, praise, games/movement and food!

Youth Mass

At these five masses from October to March, students from two grade levels 1-9 participate in the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass as readers and as the choir.

Christmas Bag Drop

This event allows our 9-12 grade students to deliver bags of Christmas cheer to random members of our community before Christmas.  The Christmas bags are put together and donated by our parish community.  This service opportunity is a favorite among many of our high school students.  It allows them to have fun bringing the love of Jesus to members of our community.

Service Nights

Service nights are a part of our Faith Development class for middle and high school students.  “Truly I tell you, that whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40

Living Stations of the Cross

Faith Development class 10th grade students present the Stations of the Cross as a live drama in church.  It is a wonderful, family-friendly reflective experience to enhance your Holy Week.  All are invited!

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Catholic Heart Workcamp

Catholic Heart is a week-long mission trip that shares the love of Christ with those who are neglected, brokenhearted or marginalized in any way.  Our teens are challenged to live as Jesus’ Disciples by serving others. Our young people also have the opportunity to grow in their Catholic faith with teens from all over the country through the sacraments, prayer and service to others.

Catholic Heart Workcamp 2023 is set!

Join us in Dover, Delaware from June 17th through June 24, 2023! This will be a joint trip with Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly. Click here to view the brochure.

There will be an Open House at Holy Spirit on Tuesday, November 15th from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. to ask any questions you may have and to register ($150 deposit required). The address is: 620 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly and it will be located on the second floor of the 4K School Building.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly in the Faith Development office at kufi@stjn.org or by contacting her at (920) 788-9033.

Catholic Heart Workcamp picture from the summer of 2022.

Learn more about our Faith Development and Youth Ministry programs