Middle School

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Shine Youth Rally

Saturday, March 21, 2020
12-8:30 p.m. at West Catholic High School

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This is the eighth-grade Confirmation retreat. The cost is $40 per person (parent chaperons are free). Register and pay online, print off a registration form, or pick up a form at the parish. The registration deadline is Sunday, November 24, 2019. Adam McNutt will contact registrants with exact times for pick-up and drop-off.

The Shine Youth Rally is a unique event specifically designed for middle school youth with a goal of helping them to have an encounter with Jesus or renew and deepen their encounter with Jesus. This rally exists to inspire conversion, prayer, and love of Christ Jesus in the context of the Catholic faith.

2020 Steubenville Youth Conference

July 17-19

Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 49352

We have a good, loving Father in heaven who created us to share in his glory, to see everything and everyone with his eyes. His greatest desire is to raise us up out of our fear and anxiety and restore us to the hope and abundant life that only he can give. This summer, the Steubenville Youth Conference will help teens to encounter the God who calls us out of darkness and into his marvelous light. Lift your eyes to the glory of God. Be restored.

The cost of the conference is $250 per youth. A $100 deposit can be paid separately first. It is due by March 1. The remainder of the payment is due by April 12.

Drop off teens at Our Lady of the Lake Parish on Friday, July 17, by 7 a.m. We will depart OLL at 7:30 a.m. and arrive back at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19. If you have any questions, contact Adam McNutt, Youth Ministry Coordinator, at amcnutt@oll.org or 616-399-1062 ext. 123.

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Middle School Edge Nights

All sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders are invited to join us every Sunday night from September through April from 5-6:30 p.m. for Edge Nights! Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program created by Life Teen. It provides a safe, fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

“Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand along with games, fellowship, and opportunities to grow in the Church with peers their own age!”


Eighth-graders at OLL will experience Purpose, a transformative approach to preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation created by Life Teen.

“Multiple components combine impactful curriculum with a powerful digital tool to enhance communication and ease administrative tasks. Coupled with engaging supplementary material for teens and parents, Purpose is more than just a resource. It is a whole new approach to sacramental preparation.”