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Enrollment for 2017-2018 Prgram Year 

(Starting in Fall 2017)

To enroll your child for the 2017-2018 program year starting in the Fall, please print out (or pick up form in the Faith Formation Office) the enrollment form linked below and submit the completed form to the Faith Formation Staff IN PERSON.  Emailed enrollment forms will not be accepted.
Returning families may submit forms starting April 30.  New families to the Holy Redeemer faith formation programs may submit forms starting May 21.

2017-2018 Faith Formation Enrollment Form


New Offering!

 

Mary, the First Disciple

Saturdays 9am-11am

Mary, the First Disciple is a study for girls age 12-16 to enable them to “proclaim the greatness of the Lord.” This is accomplished by actively involving the participants in an understanding of Mary as a model of openness and spirituality—a woman of the church. Through various projects, discussions, and liturgical celebrations over a period of months, the participants are provided with a unique opportunity to develop new insights into their personalities, friends, parents, and the world around them. To enroll, click the link below. You do not need to be a parishioner to enroll. 
Cost is $20.
Register by May 13, 2017

 

Serve in the Community

 

Blanchet House
April 19, 2017
Leave Holy Redeemer at 5:30am
Return 8:30am

Serve breakfast to the homeless community in downtown Portland.  Limited space, so sign up soon.  Contact Matt Kohler or sign up here.  Please note that you need to sign up for each specific month you wish to serve.

 

Agape Mission Week

July 23-28, 2017
$225 for youth, adult chaperone/drivers are free
Spend a week serving, growing, and experiencing life with new eyes.  We learn how to organize and run a food bank, live in solidarity with each other and those we are serving by eating simple meals and living in simple accommodations.  

If you have already served at Agape, you are eligable to be on the Agape VBS team this year.  Mark your calendars for our May 17th meeting at 6pm to discuss this year's mission.

Registration Live

 

Articulating the Faith

Vacation Bible School

July 17-21, 2017
9am-12pm Daily

Come share your faith on an imaginative, impacting adventure!  At Maker Fun Factory VBS, you will help elementary students discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun  Gizmos™,
team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. We will also participate in a hands-on mission project, through a program called Operation Kid-to-Kid™, that will let the kids in our community show God’s mighty love to needy remote villages in Peru.

 

Regnum Hodie
Middle School Intensive 2017

July 10-14, 2017  9am-3pm
Team Meeting June 14, 2017  6:30pm
MSI is a week-long program with the aim of sharing the Gospel through evangelization, fellowship, catechesis, and prayer.  This summer’s theme will explore the Church through its 2000 year history, help youth to recognize the importance of glorifying the King of Heaven and Earth, and the responsibility to grow in sanctity as children of the King.

If you are interested in being part of our MSI team for the 2017 program, please contact Jamie.  When our planning schedule is made available, we will notify you with more details. Looking for game leaders, hospitality help, small group leaders, activity coordinators, and more. All high school youth and adults who are actively practicing their faith are encouraged to help.

 

Retreat Opportunities

 

 

 

Quo Vadis Days for Young Men

June 26-29, 2017

Discern God's Call For Your Life!

The Archdiocese of Seattle’s 15th Annual Quo Vadis Days will take place at Camp Don Bosco near Carnation, Washington. The camp is free due to the generous contributions of the Serra Club, Knights of Columbus, and private donors.

You must register online, and it is also necessary to download and print out a hard copy of the Health History and Permission Form to bring with you to the camp. Please make sure that a parent or legal guardian sign the registration form if you are under 18. The Seattle Archdiocesan Quo Vadis Days can only accept registration for young men aged 13-18.

Register Here

 

Year 1 Retreat

July 5-7, 2017

To make up for our missed retreat in January, we will be taking our regular summer retreat dates and replacing the summer retreat with the Year 1 retreat.  This retreat is open to all youth who will have completed their first year of high school formation in May 2017.  All confirmed youth are welcome to serve on the team.

Register Here

 

 

Steubenville Northwest

July 28-30, 2017

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

From His throne in heaven to the depths of your heart, these words of Jesus are an invitation for you to receive the new life that He alone can give. He is longing to elevate your life above the things of this world – to help you overcome fear, anxiety, confusion and doubt. He wants to break the things that hold you down and give you freedom from sin. He is calling you to follow Him and enter into a transforming experience with His love, grace, and mercy! He can make you new! This summer, join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love.

Register Now

 


 

Sunday Night Formation

If interested, to register, or for any other questions, please contact Jamie Kohler at jamiek@holyredeemervanc.org or (360) 885-7780 x13.


 

Kerygma Club 

Freshmen and Those New to HR High School Formation

While presenting the kerygma of Christ, youth are introduced to themes related to what it means to follow Christ by exploring the Christian anthropology of the human person, the four levels of happiness, personal giftings and God's grace, prayer, virtue, the beatitudes, redemptive suffering, and our human vocation.  
 

Small Discipleship Groups

Launched Periodically Throughout the Year

To help youth grow in their faith, we ask that they consider being part of small discipleship groups to study the faith more in depth to help them make sense of faith by seeking understanding, hold each other accountable in their growth in virtue, and explore tough questions. These accountability groups are gender-based.  If youth choose not to participate in a SDG, a meeting needs to be scheduled with the formation office to discuss the alternative.
 

Immediate Confirmation Preparation

Those Seeking Confirmation

The initial step for entering confirmation preparation is a personal meeting with the faith formation office.  From this meeting, a plan for preparing for confirmation will be determined based on the individual youth who is seeking.  Steps into the program may include kerygma club, the pre-confirmation retreat "Seeking Eldorado," and a letter requesting admittance into the confirmation preparation tprogram.  Youth will be admitted into this process after the July Year 1 Make-Up Retreat and after the October 2017 Seeking Eldorado retreat.  
 

Kerygx

Those Who Have Already Been Confirmed

Youth meet once a month as a whole group, multiple times in gender specific small groups, and are invited to take on a more active role in the formation of youth who have not reached this level.  They are an integral part of our retreat teams and faith formation for Pre-K through 8th grade.

 

If interested, to register, or for any other questions, please contact Jamie Kohler at jamiek@holyredeemervanc.org or (360) 885-7780 x13.

 

 

Hospitality Schedule
 

Summer Save the Dates:

Graduation Breakfast

June 3rd 8am Mass
Breakfast to Follow

 

Safe Environment:

If you are (age 18+) volunteering for any of Holy Redeemer's faith formation programs and have direct contact with youth, it is Archdiocesan policy that you are Safe Environment complient.  Please visit VirtusOnline.org to register for a Safe Environment Program class or to check on your status.  If you have any questions, please contact the Faith Formation office.

 

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