Grades 7 & 8 Religion
“Our Lady loves those who are young, make sure you call upon Her often.” St. John Bosco
Please remember to visit our Grade 7 & 8 Youth Ministry page.
Our Youth Ministry Program for grades 7 and 8 includes Religious Education classes for those students not attending a Catholic school. Classes are offered on Sunday morning from 8:30-10AM and on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45PM. Students register for Sundays OR Wednesdays. Classes begin after Labor Day and usually finish near the end of March or early April.
Our parish follows a diocesan approved curriculum and uses resources approved by the USCCB. Our program includes opportunities for the sacrament of Reconciliation, prayer experiences, service and community building. Classes are listed on our Parish Calendar.
Always check the parish bulletin this web site for recent updates. You can also download and print a calendar with class dates.
Parents should register for Flocknote, our parish online communication tool, and subscribe to these two Lists:
- Grade 7 and 8 Religion Class Parents (Evangelization/Education)
- Grade 7 and 8 Parents – all schools (Youth Ministry Opportunities).
See [this link] for more information about Flocknote and to register.
…and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well. 2 Timothy 2:2
Parents and guardians, is God calling you to become a part of this important ministry to pass along our Catholic faith to our children? Please consider sharing your time and talent by volunteering as a Catechist or Assistant for our Religion classes. All resources and training are provided. No prior experience is necessary.
Call our Religion office at 410 392 3551 or email Ruthie Patterson to learn how you can enrich the faith lives of our youth as well as your own.
“Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Unknown
Sunday night schedule
Sunday nights in Spring & Summer
5th SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – We’ll be marking the Fair Hill Race track bleachers with Section, Row and Seat numbers. Soda and pizza provided! Meet us at the Fair grounds at 6:00 PM. Call Ruthie at 443 350 4627 if you need directions or a ride. Parents welcome!
12th Mother’s Day – no gathering
19th Join us for our parish celebration of Pentecost Sunday with 4:00 PM Mass at Old Bohemia church in Warwick, MD just 13 miles south of Elkton. See the bulletin for details. Parish picnic to follow on the grounds at Old Bohemia. Click [here] to see pictures of this historic church.
19th 6:00-8:00 PM we’ll have Tacos and stuff envelopes at the parish center. We need LOTS of help. Bring a friend!!
25th (Saturday) REMINDER: Lots of help is needed at the Fair Hill Races. If you can help, please [email] Kristin Lewis ASAP! Thanks.
26th Memorial Day Weekend – no gathering
2nd Gathering 6-8 PM. Current 8th graders are welcome!
9th Graduation weekend – no gathering
16th Father’s Day – no gathering
7th No gathering – July 4th week.
14th See you at 6:00 PM in the parish center youth room.
21st No gathering. Work camp week.
28th No gathering. Sleeping.
NO gatherings in August. See you at the Leaders Today Leader Tomorrow (LT2) conference! Click [here] for details. Students who will be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors NEXT year are encouraged to attend. Sign up today!
High School Leadership Conference
Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) went back to the drawing board and partnered with a professional to make this year’s youth leadership institute better than ever.
If you are already a great leader or would like to become one, let us hone your skills and make them great.
Here is just a glimpse of what you will experience:
- Learn to be intentional about leadership style and the choices available in any situation
- Gain insight to strengths, personality, views, and interests that guide decisions
- Label, understand, and manage conflicts that arise
- Improve how you lead in school, your parish, and in the world
With a series of activities, workshops, and hands-on learning, you will leave the conference understanding the leadership styles of others and how to foster commitment, not compliance. You will get to choose the workshops that most interest you and enjoy “down time” in the evenings, experience powerful prayer services (that you will help lead), and the special event that follows Mass with Bishop Malooly (more about that later).
The conference is August 6-9, 2013 at the Wilmington Sheraton South and costs $185 per person for rooming, food, conference materials, and more. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to attend. To sign up, please [email] Ruthie Patterson or call our Youth Ministry office at 410 392 3551.
Service opportunities listed below are open to students in Grades 7-12, college students, and adults. FAMILIES are encouraged to serve together!
Please call or email the contact person listed for each opportunity, before you arrive on site. Information listed here is updated periodically and subject to change.
Service opportunities coordinated by the Youth Ministry office, and not on parish grounds, require a consent form for all 7-12th grade students. Please download [this form] and bring it to the parish office or the worksite location.
Date: Postponed till Spring….
Time: 10:00 AM – ?
Location: West Main Street, Elkton
Task: Paint the front porch and stain a small deck for a senior parishioner. Consent form needed.
Contact: Ruthie Patterson, Youth Ministry office 443 350 4627 or [email]
Service opportunities offered by local agencies and organizations require direct contact between participants and the organization. Parents of school-age students are responsible for arranging volunteer opportunities for their children. Transportation, chaperones, etc. are not provided by Immaculate Conception Parish.
Date: Mondays through Thursdays (ongoing; good opportunity for summer, holidays and other non-school days)
Time: See contact info. Please contact in advance for time.
Location: The Settlement House, 168 E. Main St, Elkton (across from the Post Office)
Task: Help with lunch
Contact: Mrs. Kathy Chamberlin 410 398 7299 or [email]
Dates: Friday, July 26, 2013
Time: 11:30-1:30 PM
Location: Elkton Community Kitchen, 209 E. Main Street (Elkton Presbyterian Church)
Task: Help with lunch, set up and clean up
Contact: Mrs. Kathy Chamberlin 410 398 7299 or [email]
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Fair Hill Race Track
Task: A variety of opportunities are available throughout the day. Email to learn more.
Contact: Mrs. Kristin Lewis [email]
Our diocesan Youth Ministry office provides information on additional service opportunities locally and throughout our diocese. Please see [this link] for more information.
Annual Food Drive
Every week our parish Outreach ministry provides food for hundreds of hungry men, women and children.
For both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays we pack food baskets for 90-100 families.
How can you help? Easy. Participate in our Annual Food Drive.
Fill a bag with non-perishible food items, and drop it off at Immaculate Conception or St. Jude churches or the Parish Center any time theses buildings are open.
At this time our pantry is in desperate need of ALL food items, including the following:
- mac & cheese
- baked beans
- instant potatoes
- rice a roni
- canned vegetables
- cake mix and icing
- pie crust and filling
- coffee and tea
- canned or fresh fruit
Thank you for helping us feed the hungry in our community. God bless you!
In North East, join us at Saint Jude Church after the 9:00 AM Mass the first Sunday of every month.
In Elkton, join us in the school cafeteria after 10:15 Mass on the following Sundays:
October 7, November 4, December 9, 2012
January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, 2013
Need Service hours? Come early and help set up. Stay for a while and help clean up. Many hands make light work!
All are welcome!
Communication just got easier!
Flocknote will allow parishioners to receive text messages, emails, and phone calls from our parish staff and those involved in parish ministries and activities. It was designed by Catholics for Catholic parishes, schools and organizations.
Flocknote will be our new parish registration tool (coming soon on the parish web site.)
For existing parish members, your Flocknote registration will allow us to update our information and will give you the opportunity to subscribe to any lists you like.
If you or a family member are involved in any ministry (music, religious education, liturgy, youth ministry, adult education, athletics, scouting, adult education… and more) please sign up today and stay connected to all the news and reminders you need.
It’s so simple. Here’s how to register:
- Click [here] to register.
- Enter your name and email address or phone number.
- Check your email or phone for a verification message and confirm your registration.
- Complete the registration form.
- Choose the lists/ministries to which you belong or would like to belong.
- Choose your subscription settings (Do you want to be contacted by email or text message? For phone calls only, please contact the parish office to activate that option.)
Welcome to the Flock!
Faith at Home
This interactive resource is designed to give you unlimited access to easy-to-use tools, tips, family activities, blogs, forums, and advice–everything you need to build a stronger, more faith-focused family.
All of the faith-forming activities are written with a specific audience in mind such as Young Family or Teen Family or Adult/Couple, but many activities are perfectly appropriate for individuals and families of all ages and stages. See [this link] to learn more.