Our youth formation program takes place on Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:05 am. The program is called Journey to Adulthood (J2A) and encompasses three, two-year phases: Rite 13 for middle school, J2A for early high school (which culminates in a pilgrimage), and YAC (Young Adults in Church) for later high school. Journey to Adulthood is designed to help our youth grow in faith and learn about Jesus’ life and teaching as they grow in maturity and learn the responsibilities of adulthood. Adult leaders (who aren’t parents) make a two-year commitment to being with youth week in and week out, which strengthens intergenerational ties in our community.
A new Rite 13 cohort begins in September of odd-numbered years for 6th and 7th graders. Even-numbered years create a "gap year" for 6th graders not yet involved in Rite 13. In these alternate years, 6th graders continue their spiritual journey with their peers in Sunday School. They also participate in occasional fun activities and day trips through a program that we call "Gap Kids," which is designed to ease the transition into the next year’s Rite 13 class.