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St. Augustine says “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you”.
Growing in our relationship with Jesus and putting Him first is what makes our life fall into place. We are hungry & thirsty and He is the only One that can satisfy.
Our Outcry life nights are filled with worship, praise, prayer, scripture, catechism, community life, evangelism, social justice and pastoral care. We cry out and the Lord hears our prayer!
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.
Attention All Parents and High School Students - It's extremely important that you join Outcry on The City. The City is the only place you'll receive electronic notifications of schedules, updates, and valuable information regarding classes, sacraments, and other programs.
Who: Teens grades 9-12 and their friends (other denominations are welcome so please feel free to invite someone.)
What: A place to grow in your Catholic faith and encounter Jesus in a deep and powerful way and bring Him into your families and the world. We will have faith filled nights of catechesis, music, skits, games, talks, small groups and adoration.
When: Every Sunday after the 5 PM Teen Mass. Light Dinner 6:00-6:30 PM. Life night 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Who: Teens, their families and friends
What: Holy Mass centered on the Eucharist and God’s love for us, with spirit filled music and worship
When: Every Sunday 5:00 PM Mass in the Church
Who: Teens and their friends grades 9-12 who want to go even deeper in the Catholic faith (all denominations welcome to attend)
What: A discipleship/leadership meeting as we dive deeper into our faith and our identities as beloved children of God. We also discuss upcoming field trips and mission trips. This is an open place to ask questions pertaining to the faith and spiritual growth.
When: 7:30 PM Thursday Evenings
The Core Team is for young adults and adults who have a desire to share their faith and love of God with high school teenagers. It’s a beautiful way to serve and is very rewarding. Core team must be over 18 years of age and be EIM certified. (To become EIM certified please click here).
There are various ways to help including Life Night set up, implementation, leading small groups, prayer, helping at retreats, Mass & special events.
Requirements for Confirmation
In High School, age at least 14years old.
The Diocese requires a minimum of 2 consecutive years faith formation prior to receiving Confirmation. Student must have recently completed at least 1 year of Religious Education either at a Catholic School or Parish, plus be currently registered and participate in the Outcry life nights program at Emmaus the year of confirmation. The second year is the current confirmation year. The first year is the year immediately preceding the second year.
Attend with a parent 3 Confirmation Workshops and Confirmation rehearsal during the year leading to Confirmation. Sponsors are also encouraged to attend. Confirmation classes will be on Sunday, January 8th, 15th and 22nd 2017.
Participate in a Confirmation Retreat or regular verifiable participation in parish ministry.
In addition, the Confirmation Application Package (see Documents on right column) must be completed and submitted along with the student's Baptismal Certificate, Sponsor Covenant, and a student essay on why they wish to be confirmed. Only fully completed packages will be accepted and must be submitted no later than December 15th 2016.
Part of the Outcry group in Emmaus on The City (for important instructions, updates, and reminders.)
If a student misses 3 or more Life Nights they will need to complete make-up work for days they have missed.
Make-up work is due by April 1st.
Student and parents must attend the Confirmation Workshops as they are mandatory.
About Confirmation from the Catechism
"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit" ( Acts 8:14-17).
Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.
The Effects of Confirmation
It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.
From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:
- it unites us more firmly to Christ;
- it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us;
- it renders our bond with the Church more perfect; 118
- it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross: 119
Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God's presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts. 120