Winter 2021 Programming

January 11 – March 31

We’re so excited to get back to programming on JANUARY 11th! We are continuing with our small groups ONLINE and will start up in person as restrictions allow. We hope you can join us! Before we let you know the plans, please note:

  1. Some of the small groups will be held in the Teen Center at HFK. We can fit 7 teens maximum in this room while social distancing. Other groups will be held in the Holy Family Room, which can accommodate up to 10 people. Masks will be required at all times.
  2. If you cannot make the dates/times below but still want to be part of a small group: please email Cathleen (cathleeni@hfkparish.org) or Colin (colinl@hfkparish.org).
  3. If you are interested in these small groups but uncomfortable meeting in person, please let us know! We can always work with you to see if you can Zoom into the meeting!
  4. The registration fee of $150 is waived this year. Instead, we ask that your student bring $10 (cash or check) to the first small group that they attend.

Teen Center

EDGE: 6-8th grade

  • Sunday Gathering for ALL middle schoolers:
    • 7:00 – 8 PM on Zoom
    • All 6th – 8th graders are welcome to join us! – No sign up needed: find the link in your inbox, or email Cathleen for the link!
  • Tuesday Small Groups:
    • 4:00 PM Teen Center / Zoom
    • 6:30 PM Teen Center / Zoom
    • 7:30 PM Teen Center / Zoom (7th and 8th grade girls only)
  • Wednesday Small Groups:
    • 6:30 PM Teen Center / Zoom 7th & 8th grade Boys Small Group

Sign up for Edge small groups by emailing cathleeni@hfkparish.org for the link!

Life Teen: high school

  • Sunday Pivotal Players Small Group:
    • 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the Teen Center
    • Open to all high schoolers, though content is geared towards juniors and seniors
    • This small group will be using Bishop Barron’s Pivotal Player series. We’ll be walking alongside some of the most important Catholics in Church history, including St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, St. John Henry Newman, G.K. Chesterton, and Michelangelo. Groups will be one hour long, half of which will be spent watching the week’s video and the other half will be spent in discussion.
    • Click here to watch the trailer.
  • Sunday YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body Small Group
    • 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Holy Family Room
    • Open to all high schoolers
    • “In an age of egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals…. YOU introduces teens to the truth that life is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.”
    • To see the trailer, click here.
    • Parents: Because of the topics covered in this series, there is also a parent booklet and video you will receive. If you have any questions, please let me know at colinl@hfkparish.org.
  • Wednesday Metanoia Small Group
    • 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Teen Center
    • This small group will focus on Fr. Dave Pivonka’s Metanoia series. Each group will include both watching a video and discussion.
    • “Every Catholic, no matter where we are in our faith journey, is invited to a deeper conversion. Metanoia is not a one-time event; rather, it is a continual process of turning away from the things of the world, from lies and sin and discovering a deeper union with Christ. Each of the episodes explores areas of our life where conversion is so often necessary. Metanoia will examine topics such as who is Jesus, what must we do to inherit eternal life, and many other significant matters of faith.”
    • Watch the trailer.
  • Wednesday Catholic Social Teaching Small Group:
    • 4:30-5:30 PM in the Teen Center
    • open to all high schoolers
    • This small group will be a deep dive into the social teachings of our Church. We’ll examine the public nature of our faith, the history of Catholic Social Teaching, charity, human dignity, the seven principles of CST, and how our faith impacts family, culture, economics, and much more!
  • Sunday YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body Small Group
    • 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Holy Family Room
    • Open to all high schoolers
    • “In an age of egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals…. YOU introduces teens to the truth that life is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.”
    • To see the trailer, click here.
    • Parents: Because of the topics covered in this series, there is also a parent booklet and video you will receive. If you have any questions, please let me know at colinl@hfkparish.org.

To sign up for small groups: email colinl@hfkparish.org for the links!

Monthly Activities for winter/spring are

January event:

  • Letter Writing to Retirement Homes (maybe even to Fr. Steve!)
    • write letters for us to drop off at local retirement homes and nursing homes, to those that have been physically distanced from people to feel connected and know they have been prayed for!
    • Come to the teen center to write your letters: Sat. Jan. 30 between 1 and 2pm
    • OR drop off letters that you wrote at home: Sat. Jan. 30 between 1 and 2pm

February Event:

  • Toiletry Drive: 1-3pm Sat. February 27
    • drive on through and drop off toiletry items for local shelters, and community organizations.
    • a full list of items needed will be up in February
    • we will also accept cash/check and will purchase needed items on your behalf
    • We can have up to 5 high schoolers help sort/store items

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