SEND (Seventh, Eighth, Ninth Disciples)

Prayer

Each night begins and ends with prayer. Several nights a year the youth encounter a new prayer form (examples include: Praise & Worship, Lectio Divina, Adoration, spontaneous prayer).

Relationships

Good Christian relationships are fundamental to lasting faith. SEND will use icebreakers and small groups in order to foster and create meaningful relationships among the junior high youth.

Education

Short talks, video clips, and personal testimonies, offer a new and dynamic context for learning essential elements of the faith.

Service

To know our faith means we need to live our faith. Four sessions a year will be dedication to serving the broader community as one way we put our faith into action.

“SEND was a great way for me to understand more about my religion and have a good time. I learned from young adults who have just gone through the religious struggles that I am going through; they can relate and give good advice.”

-Teagan

(SEND Participant)

“The SEND program does a pretty good job of meeting 7-9 graders at their high energy level. After a long day at school, SEND keeps them moving and engaged. A key to its success has been the parish and young adult leaders who are invested in caring about the kids and seek to pass their own love for Jesus Christ and his Church to the SEND participants. I would recommend this model.”

-Fr. Doug Liebsch (SEND Leader)

“One very effective facet of the SEND program is the testimonies of the college students on the topic of the night. Our young people look up to the college students and have an opportunity to learn from the honest, heartfelt, faith-filled sharing from good Catholic young men and women.”

-Bill Riner

(SEND Leader)

Questions? Comments? Want to Volunteer? Contact Joan Spring: jspring@scsucatholic.org