Middle School Ministry

2023 Vacation Bible School Story Room flyerDid you miss the Vacation Bible School Story Room information session?  See the recording HERE!  Fill out this application form to volunteer (open to students in grades 6-12)!  You will receive an email with further schedule details, but please email [email protected] directly if you haven’t gotten that response within a week.  We are so excited for VBS this year and would LOVE to include YOUR ideas in how we share the Bible stories of the week with our youngest disciples!


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.

6 Blaze Impact from Walking With Purpose on Vimeo.


A Blaze Update for 2022-2023 school year

The girls’ middle school Bible study, Blaze “Belong”, has spent the last few months learning about the difference between the truths in the Bible and the lies we might hear in the world. During our December lesson (along with a Christmas cookie exchange and making an ornament), the girls learned that what God has in store for them is greatness. They learned that greatness can come from the growth that results from experiencing hard times. Growth happens in the valleys not on the mountain peaks.  Our lesson aligned well with the third week of Advent and our focus on finding joy in the everyday trials of life. The girls reflected on the following Biblical passage, “Consider it all joy...when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." James 1:2-3 Our group continues to grow in friendship and spirituality by praying with and for each other.
-Christine Parnin, BLAZE leader 2022
The next chance to register your middle school daughter for Blaze will be coming in the Spring-to register for next year’s program: Blaze “Masterpiece!” Contact [email protected] to make sure your daughter is on the list!

The 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