Middle School Ministry (MSN) – 7th and 8th Grades

The Middle School Ministry (MSM) is religious education for students in Grades 7th and 8th and meets in McDonough Hall at St. Giles Campus. Through discussion and activities, students delve deeper into specific topic areas of our faith to discover what it means to live as a Catholic in today’s world.

Classes meet twice a month in person and once a month there is an ‘at-home’ activity. The in-person sessions are on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 to 5:45 pm or from 7 to 8:15 pm.

MSM CLASSES BEGIN – Parent only meeting on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 pm in McDonough Hall. Classes start on Wednesday, September 13.

2023-2024 MSM Calendar (PDF)

Students also receive formation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation at the appropriate age and readiness through the parish Sacrament Preparation program. The formation for all sacraments includes students and their parents in a multi-generational setting which fosters prayer, formation, and service throughout their preparation process.

For Sacrament Formation information at St. Giles Campus, please contact Alex Ryan at aryan@spiritandlightcenter.org or 708-383-3430 x 403.

For Sacrament Formation information at Ascension Campus, please contact Terri Monaco at tmonaco@spiritandlightcenter.org or 708-848-2703.

You are invited to become a catechist of the Middle School Ministry – No experience is necessary except for an open heart and a willingness to share your faith with the future of our Church. At monthly meetings catechists receive the presentations that the children will receive the following month. There is ongoing support in a community of caring women and men with the same desire to walk with our children on their faith journey – and a perk of being a catechist is that if your child is in the program there will be a 50% reduction in their tuition.

To learn more, contact Marci Madary at 708-383-3430 x 404 or email her at mmadary@spiritandlightcenter.org.