Welcome to Church to the Epiphany

YOUTH MINISTRY AND FORMATION

YOUTH MINISTRY AND FORMATION

If you would like information about Youth Ministry Opportunities and Programs, contact Sarah Brockwell, Director of Christian Formation, 794-0222, ext. 16

To register for Christian Formation Sessions and Programs, or to volunteer, visit our Forms and Documents Page. Online registration is available for some programs; printable forms are available for all. Registrations forms are also available in the parish office. 

Keeping your busy family lives in mind, Epiphany relaxes the lines between Christian Formation sessions, youth group activities and outreach opportunities. We offer a variety of programs, activities and events to meet the needs of middle and high school students, and we invite and welcome all youth to join us at all our Youth Ministry and Christian Formation events and programs.

Middle School Youth Ministry and Christian Formation

We believe that Middle School youth need many ways to explore their Catholic heritage, their personal faith and to make Epiphany a comfortable place to bring friends and hang out. We invite and welcome all youth at Youth Ministry and Christian Formation events and programs. Click here to be added to our Middle School e-mail lists for information on future events!

Christian Formation Sessions

Middle School Christian Formation Classes are held on Sunday afternoons, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Class Schedule

Outreach Opportunities

Housing Families First (formerly Hilliard House) First Wednesday Dinners

Every first Wednesday we prepare and serve dinner at the homeless shelter at 3900 Nine Mile Road. Please consider donating food items or coming to serve. Requests will be made by Sign-Up Genius each month. 

Liturgical Ministry Opportunities

Training is provided and easy scheduling is easy! Youth grades 6-8 are invited to share their talents as Altar Servers, assisting the clergy on the altar with Mass duties; as Ministers of Hospitality, handing out orders of worship and bulletins, and ushering during the offertory and at Communion; and as singers and musicians at the Contemporary 5:15pm Sunday Mass. Practice for this mass is at 4pm, before mass. 

Youth Group Activities

Middle School Classic Cotillion Club

Fun and fellowship are provided at this monthly event for all Middle School youth. Friends are welcome! Dress code enforced. Registration required. Professional dance instruction, social manners, food etiquette, and more are provided with a seasonal theme. Families are asked to donate food to keep costs down. More Information 

Other Youth Group Events

Other opportunities throughout the year include Give a Parent a Hand, Catholic Youth Day at Busch Gardens, and Middle School Day Camps. Be sure to add your name to our Middle School email contact list, above, for these and other events. 

High School Youth Ministry and Christian Formation

High School youth need opportunities to explore their Catholic heritage and their personal faith by interlocking the secular and religious worlds. We invite and welcome all youth at Youth Ministry and Christian Formation events and programs. Click here to be added to our High School e-mail lists for information on future events!

Christian Formation Sessions

High School Christian Formation Classes are held on Sunday afternoons, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
Class Schedule

Confirmation

Confirmation is one of the initiation sacraments, along with Baptism and Eucharist. This sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in Baptism is now confirmed and made strong. This comes with the responsibility of not just following Jesus Christ but spreading the Good News as Confirmed disciples. Confirmation is celebrated in the 10th grade at Epiphany; 11th and 12 grade students who have not received Confirmation are eligible as long as they continue to be enrolled in religious education.

Detailed Confirmation Program Information
Candidate Information Form

High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry invites you to join our e-mail list. Pop-up events and get togethers happen often so be sure to add your name to our High School email contact list, above, for these and other events. 

Outreach Opportunities

Liturgical Ministry Opportunities

Training is provided and easy scheduling is easy! Youth grades 9 are invited to share their talents as Altar Servers, assisting the clergy on the altar with Mass duties; as Ministers of Hospitality, handing out orders of worship and bulletins, and ushering during the offertory and at Communion; as Lectors, proclaiming the scriptures, and reading the Prayers of Faithful, and announcements after communion; and as singers and musicians at the Contemporary 5:15pm Sunday Mass. Practice for this mass is at 4pm, before mass. 

Additionally, youth grades 9 are invited to share their talents as Altar Servers, assisting the clergy on the altar with Mass duties, and confirmed youth are invited to serve as Eucharistic Ministers, distributing Communion during mass. 

Get Involved

Are you interested in working with tweens and teens? They need you to work with them! Our faith is a crucial and vital component in their lives and we need you to pass on your experience of the journey! Consider joining a Christian Formation Team, becoming a Confirmation Retreat Team member, facilitating our outreach projects at Housing Families First or just helping with chaperone duty! Contact Sarah Brockwell for more information, or to volunteer.