FLAME (Catechesis – High School)

Contact

Grant Guthrie
Phone: 847-907-3439

Description

FLAME stands for Friendship, Leadership, Acceptance, Ministry and Education.  It is designed for high school teens who want to further their understanding and knowledge of the Catholic faith.  We meet on Sunday evenings starting with the 4 pm Mass followed by small groups led by adult facilitators and Peer Ministers.  Our small groups are current, in touch with everyday life and flexible to meet the different needs of each group. FLAME sessions are one component of “Celebrating the Spirit”, the Holy Family Confirmation preparation program. FLAME has two retreats, one for each year of the program.  See Links section for more information on retreats.

Link to “Confirmation Page- Celebrating the Spirit

Retreats

FLAME I Retreat: January 12-13, 2019
FLAME II Retreat 1: January 26-27, 2019
FLAME II Retreat 2: February 16-17, 2019

FLAME I Retreat

Putting the pieces together: How life & faith connect
An Online Individual Confirmation Retreat


FLAME II Retreat


Schedule and Lesson Plans
2018 2019
Date Lesson Date Lesson
September 9 Revelation
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
January 6 Your Questions
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
September 16 Covenant
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
January 20 Life Narratives
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
September 23 God’s Plan for Me
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
February 10 Comparative Religions
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
September 30 Hardwired to Connect
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
February 24 Women in the Church
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
October 14 Mindfulness
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
March 3 Evil
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
October 21 Worry Stress Anxiety
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
March 10 Reconciliation
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
November 4 Confirming Whose Faith
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
March 17 Depression and Suicide
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
November 11 Spirituality (Saints)
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
March 31 Religion and Science
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
November 25 Service Fair
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
April 7 You are a Spiritual Being
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
December 2 Current Events
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
 April 14 Wrap-Up
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
December 9 What it means to be Catholic
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
December 16 Gifts
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout

 

FLAME Service

Both FLAME 1 and 2 students are required to do 20 hours of service per year in order to practice being the hands and feet of Jesus. They should document these hours on the service log provided below. This form is due on the last day of class.

FLAME Service Log

Pizza with the Pastor
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed in many areas in Teen Faith throughout the year. All volunteers need to be in compliance with the guidelines for volunteers working with youth provided by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Please click on the link below.

Protecting God’s Children Page