Youth & Families

Faith Formation & Youth Ministry

Holy Cross offers a Faith Formation program for youth from first to twelfth grade, and Youth Ministry programs for middle & high school students. Faith Formation is offered before school during the school year for all students not enrolled in a Catholic school. Whereas Faith Formation forms the intellect of our young people (“You cannot love what you do not know.”), Youth Ministry is ordered toward moving the heart. Using events that are relaxed and welcoming, including games, skits, talks, and small groups, Youth Ministry builds on the intellectual foundation received in Faith Formation to bring them to a personal encounter with the God who loves them profoundly.


Upcoming Events

Middle School Retreat

All 5th-8th grade students are invited to a full weekend retreat with friends up in the mountains. We’re staying in cabins at the Frost Valley YMCA in the Catskills. There will be opportunities for tubing, pond hockey, bonfires, and adventuring in the great outdoors, but also an unparalleled opportunity to encounter Jesus.


Faith Formation Registration

Registration is now closed for the 2018-2019 Faith Formation year. If you have questions about registration or Faith Formation, please contact Julie Sheridan or Steve Nepil. 

Schedule

Faith Formation classes for 2018-2019 begin the week of October 2, 2018.

High SCHOOL (9th-12th Grades)

Tuesdays, 6:45-7:40am

Middle (5th-8th Grades)

Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:45am

Elementary (1st-4th Grades)

Jamesville, Moses DeWitt, MPH | Thursdays, 7:45 – 8:50am

Tecumseh Elementary | Fridays, 7:45 – 8:50am


Safe Environment

We believe all children, young people, and vulnerable adults have the right to be safe and protected from harm in all environments. We adhere to all policies set forth by the Diocese of Syracuse to protect your children. This includes Safe Environment training and background checks for any and all adults that come in contact with children and young people. You can learn more about our Safe Environment training here.


Questions

If you have any questions, please contact the Julie Sheridan (Director of Faith Formation, 1st - 4th) or Steve Nepil, Director of Youth Ministry & Faith Formation (5th-12th).