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Sparks Middle School Youth Ministry (6th – 8th Grades) The Sacrament of Confirmation

Sparks to Light the Fire

Sparks is a three year required formation program designed to help prepare students  to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The youth will learn about the extraordinary gift this Sacrament is, and appreciate what the Holy Spirit’s presence in their life can mean to them.   Also, in recognizing the critical issues that many middle school age youth are facing, Sparks seeks to combine a balance of catechesis, evangelization and service, with the small group experience to engage the youth in dealing with those issues, while at the same time learning the teachings of the Catholic Church on today’s social issues.

Sparks meets in the Youth Center bi-monthly, on Sunday’s from 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Alternating Sunday’s w/ Ignite)



Who is Jesus Christ? Why did He become a man? What did He do while He was alive? Why did He have to die? What will happen when I die?

Kingdom Come explores the life of Christ, taking the youth through the great drama of His life from the very beginning at the Nativity, to His Passion, Death, and Resurrection, and all the
way to His Second Coming. It brings to light who Jesus is and the great love that He shows through every single thing He did while He was living and continues to do until the end of time. The youth will come to a greater understanding of the greatness and the power of Christ as well as their own eternal destiny.

Kingdom Come dives into the Church’s teachings on Christ flowing directly from the Creed (The Profession of Faith) section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The catechesis in this series meets the “CREED” requirement within the USCCB framework for middle school students.





  • Confirmandi will attend 817 Nights Wednesday’s January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30pm. in the Youth Center.
  • Attend Candidate/Sponsor Retreat on March 14, 2020 – from 10 am until after the 5:00 pm Special Sending Mass


2019-2020 Youth Ministry Registration Form

2019-2020 Medical Release Form

2019-2020 Medical Release Form

1. By anyone who is not registered in our youth ministry but would like to participate in an event.
2. For any parent who needs to update their youth's medical release form.
  • Medical Treatment Release

    As the parent or legal guardian, BY CLICKING “SUBMIT” BELOW I hereby authorize first aide/medical treatment for my youth(s) who is/are listed above in the event of an emergency which may endanger her/his life, cause disfigurement, physical impairment, or undue discomfort if delayed. It is understood that efforts will be made to contact the emergency contact person listed on this form as soon as reasonably possible. In the event that my youth(s) requires my authorization for treatment and I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give my permission to the physician selected by the activity leader to hospitalize, secure medical treatment, and/or order an injection, anesthesia or surgery for my youth(s) as deemed necessary. Furthermore, BY CLICKING “SUBMIT” BELOW I understand all reasonable safety precautions will be taken at all times by the parish and its agents during youth programing and events. I understand the possibility of unforeseen hazards and know the inherent possibility of risk. I agree to waive and release, and indemnify and hold harmless Saint Sebastian Church, any and all affiliated organizations, its/their employees, agents, representatives, volunteers and drivers, from any and all claims my child may have, excluding claims for intentional misconduct or gross negligence, arising from or relating to my child’s participation in this event.

2019 Confirmation Novena

2019 Confirmation Novena


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