Grades 6 - 7

WHO ARE YOU?

Classic

Dealing with issues of self-worth, personal confidence and acceptance is common among junior and senior high students. The "Who Are You?" Encounter Day theme helps young people come to a greater awareness of their goodness and uniqueness as God’s sons and daughters.

DO I MATTER?

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We live in a world determined to tell us who we are and where our value comes from. Here we present 3 lies that the world tries to make us believe - that we are no more valuable than what we are able to do, than what we have, or than what others say/think about us. But if these things don't give meaning to our lives, then where are we meant to find it?

INITIATION COMPLETE (Confirmation)

Classic

Confirmation is not graduation from the church. Throughout this Encounter Day, students will discover how this personal Pentecost can increase their capacity to have a relationship with the Lord. This theme will challenge candidates for Confirmation to embrace their mission in the Church and become personal witnesses for Christ.

THE SEARCH

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Recommended for grades 8 only

Today’s youth are constantly searching for happiness, whether it be in the sports that they play, the friends that they hang out with, or the people that they date. What they don’t realize is that they are looking in the wrong places. Our relationship with God is the only thing that can truly fulfill us and when we put other things ahead of God we are led into sin and are left feeling unsatisfied. We need to stop trying to fill our lives with things of this world and turn to God; for it is only in Him that we are truly satisfied.

2 BILLION PEOPLE

Classic

Recommended for grades 8 only

Our world has been influenced by many people who have gone before us. Martin Luther King had a dream and from that equal rights was born. Terry Fox was determined not to let his cancer trump his passion for life and so he ran for cancer awareness. Jesus Christ came to die for the salvation of the world and from that 2 billion people call themselves Christians today. In a world that tries to wipe out Jesus’ relevance, how can we begin to understand the magnitude of His sacrifice in our day-to-day lives?