Fortis is Latin for "Strength" and is the name of our SPY formation program for high school students. All high school students are invited to join us on Sunday nights following the 5:30pm Mass for dinner, fellowship, and an inspiring Catholic teaching. Our session begins on Sunday, September 11th, 2016. In addition to SPY Fortis on Sunday nights, our program offers various small groups, trips and events throughout the semester. All events and activities will be announced at SPY Fortis, published on our website, and promoted on our social media pages - Instagram and Twitter @SPYChurch.
FALL SCHEDULE (Special event dates listed in bold)
SPRING SCHEDULE (Special event dates listed in bold)
SPY Fortis Prayer Group
SPY Fortis Prayer Group is held yearlong on Wednesday evening from 5:30PM-6:30PM in the Youth Room in the Community Life Center. All high school students who are currently registered in SPY Fortis can join us every Wednesday for Prayer Group.
SPY Fortis "Rise Above"
SPY Fortis "Rise Above" is a new small group for teens who hope to discover greater knowledge and truth of our Catholic faith. Held on the first Thursday of the month starting November 3rd from 7:00PM-8:30PM in the Youth Room in the Community Life Center. All high school students who are currently registered in SPY Fortis are welcome to join us.
The Youth Choir is open to teens in Grades 7-12. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and the commitment to be at choir rehearsals and Masses. The Youth choir rehearses at 4:00 PM on Sundays and sings at the 5:30 PM Sunday Mass during the school year. The Youth choir also sings at one of the Christmas Eve Masses and at one of the Holy Week liturgies. Contact Daniel Flores for more information.
A group of musically talented teens who use their gifts to play praise music at our SPY Fortis nights. Organized and run by youth. If you’d like to share your gifts with the group, contact Victoria or Zach.
Serve at 5:30PM Mass
High school teens can serve as Ushers, Lectors, Altar Servers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (must be Confirmed in order to be an Extraordinary Minister) Help celebrate the Mass in one of these awesome ways, we need you!
As a parent, there are many ways you can participate in SPY Fortis...
Parents can serve on CORE TEAM in either Support Roles or as Small Group Leaders.
Parents can also serve on Food Team and help cook the delicious meals our high school teens eat each week.
SPY Parent Nights
A night created for parents with middle or high school youth in our SPY programs. An evening of encouragement and fellowship. Simultaneously held on select SPY Fortis nights in classrooms 7/9.
Our SPY programs offer various family events throughout the school year. We hope you take advantage of these events while making lifelong memories with your teens.
Teens ages 13-17 must be “Called to Protect for Youth” trained annually. This program is provided yearly through both our SPY programs. If a teen volunteers with our parish or participates in the Mass, they must also attend the required Teen Leadership Training class every 3 years and complete a Teen Volunteer Application. Teen Leadership Trainings are offered at different times throughout the school year. Contact Victoria for more info.