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
2017 2018
Date Lesson Date Lesson
September 17 Welcome to Teen Faith/ How can FLAME be great
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
January 7 Mass 101
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
Explanation of the MassGod in My Everyday Life
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
September 24 Mass 101
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
Explanation of the Mass
God in My Everyday Life
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
January 21 Saints
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
October 1 The Bible
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
February 11 Parish Mission
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
October 15 An Evolving Personal Identity
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
February 25 Crafting A Moral Vision
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
October 22 My Role in the Church
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
March 4 Flame Classes Celebrate Reconciliation
Catechist Handout |Teen Handout
November 5 Prayer
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
March 11 The 7 Gifts of the Spirit
Catechist Handout |Teen Handout
November 12 Confirmation Intro/Check In
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
March 18 The Creed
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
November 26 Service Fair
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
April 8 Your Questions
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
December 3 Addiction
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
 April 15 My Faith in Action
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
December 10 Current Events and Our World
Catechist Handout | Teen Handout
December 17 Advent – Peace amid chaos
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