JAM (Jesus and Me) is the middle school religious education program at St. Benedict. By sharing the teachings of the Catholic Church and discussing moral issues, our youth grow in relationship with one another and with Jesus Christ.

JAM (for 6th-8th graders) will meet two to three times each month virtually, and once in-person for a night of praise and worship.

Religious Education Registration for 2020-2021

Registration for all RE programs at St. Benedict will open online via our website on August 1. Although sessions may look different this year, we have worked hard to develop creative ways to continue quality faith formation for children and teens in our parish. We realize that new ways of learning, gathering, and praying may be difficult to embrace, but we trust that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide our hearts and minds.

Please note that although we anticipate programs to begin in September, all schedules remain flexible and are subject to change.

Notable Changes for Fall

All program costs for 2020-2021 have been reduced to $40 per child/teen (with a family maximum of $100). Several families have experienced a loss of income this year, so for those willing to do so, an additional donation may also be made to support another child in RE.

JAM (6th-8th grade) will meet three times each month virtually, and once each month in person.

For all in-person gatherings, children and adults will be expected to wear face coverings and proper physical distancing will be maintained. No snacks or sharing of supplies will be allowed. These practices are all for the protection of everyone.

We look forward to beginning the new year of faith formation together!

Fall 2020 Schedule

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm

Date Topic
Sep 22 Self Worth
Sep 29 Caring for our Minds
Oct 6 Caring for our Bodies
Oct 13 Caring for our Souls
Oct 27 Foundation of Faith
Nov 3 Faith-filled Growing Pains
Nov 10 Faith for Life
Dec 8

Christmas Party

Middle School Fall Retreat

Sunday, October 4 from 10:00am-6:15pm at Corpus Christi Church

$15 per person includes lunch

Contact Grace Rivera at Corpus Christi or David Rees at St. Benedict for more information and to register.

David Rees

Coordinator of Youth Ministry