Sacred Heart Youth and Young Adult Ministry provides a variety of experiences for middle school youth in grades 6-8, to continue to live their faith and to grow in their relationships with God and one another.
We are called J.A.M.S., Jesus and Middle School Students, and we provide social, service, and spiritual events for middle school youth in which to participate. We are part of the Catholic Youth Trek (CYT) group of parishes with Middle School Youth Ministry. CYT events are held monthly and this year will include the VERY POPULAR "Halloween Extravaganza at Three Cedars Farms" (Oct.), Las Posadas Progressive Dinner and Refugee Service Project (Dec.), Cosmic Bowling (Jan.), Kids Against Hunger Lenten Service Project (Feb.), a social event in March and Walk for Water or Wash 4 Life Pro-Life Car Wash (April).
We participate in many Christian Service opportunities throughout the year as well (see Christian Service) and we offer gathered youth group meetings on monthly Friday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m., as well as movie afternoons, games nights, and more.
Individual class retreats are held throughout the school year for our youth in grades 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. Each of these retreats has a specific theme, such as "What It Means to be Great", "Discipleship", "Justice and Service", and preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
We also attend youth conferences such as the CYO W.I.N.D. (Walking in New Directions) Youth Conference held at an area parish on the second Saturday in November. This year the hosts will be St. Mary's Church in Port Huron. More information and registration information on W.I.N.D. 2014 will be forthcoming in the Fall (see flyer).