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.
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.
High SCHOOL (9th-12th Grades)
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
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.