Middle School Ministry

Middle School Boys' News
Free for all 6-9th grade boys and their father figures, Exercitus Mariae!  (meaning “the Army of Mary) is a ministry created to counteract the way our society drives boys to question their individual value and role in society. Volunteer adult male parishioners lead lessons on the catechism and challenging physical drills to help the boys and their fathers build fortifications against the tricks of the enemy, strong male friendships, and leadership skills. Started by two Knights of Columbus, this program is gaining more buzz and momentum with every passing day. Come see what Exercitus Mariae  can do for you!
Middle School Girls' News
BLAZE is coming to Our Lady of Sorrows for the 2022-2023 school year! BLAZE is the Walking with Purpose ministry for tween/teen girls in 6th-8th grade. The mission of BLAZE is to use Scripture to speak truth into the hearts of young girls who are bombarded by lies about their true worth and beauty.

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The first of nine monthly sessions will start in September.   Each session, participants will be led through an activity and 1-2 short lessons based on a lie found in the world and a truth found in Scripture. The girls will also leave with a small take-home gift which corresponds with the lesson, and meet via zoom at the end of each month for additional time socializing and another short lesson. 
The cost of registration will be $50 per girl (to pay for the gift-kit).  Please ask for financial assistance if cost is prohibiting your interest or involvement in this initiative. Girls in their tween/teen years are filled with questions. They have doubts, they desire clarification, and they want to share their thoughts in a space that will allow them to make their relationship with God personal and meaningful. Sign up your daughter for BLAZE!
You can also learn more about the BLAZE ministry at walkingwithpurpose.com/blaze