FAITH IN ACTION TESTIMONIALS
Growing in faith extends beyond classroom learning. We grow as disciples of Jesus Christ when we experience faith in action through Catholic retreats, service opportunities, and faith-based experiences or activities. This includes activities such as the Passion Play, the Seder meal, or the Easter Triduum Liturgies.
The FIAT program introduces youth to a variety of faith-based experiences and then allows them to choose opportunities that best suit their own personal interests. Each student must complete six FIATs per year with at least one from each category; and the remaining three are the student’s choice.
For a listing of FIATs offered throughout the year, see the FIAT Calendar. All students registered in our Youth Ministry Program must complete their FIATs each year as these are considered classroom hours. Know that the list provided, however, is not exhaustive. If you have an idea that you think qualifies as a FIAT, please contact Youth Minister, Eileen Belongea at 262-644-8083 ext. 2207 or [email protected]
Students must account for their FIATs on a yearly basis by completing the FIAT Reporting Sheet. These are due May 1st of each year. Completed forms may be turned into our Youth Minister, Eileen Belongea, during classes, to the Religious Education Office in Clare Hall or mailed to the Parish Offices.
1. Parish Service FIAT
2. Community Service FIAT
4. Summer Youth Trips
Parish Service FIAT
FIATs in this category are direct services within our home parish. This may include involvement like helping with Parish Breakfasts, being a regular usher at Masses or volunteering to help at a parish event.
Community Service FIAT
FIATs in this category are services that are in support of our community. These may include things such as Breakfast on the Farm, serving meals at soup kitchens or organized group clean-ups. Some (but certainly not all) retreats in this category are featured below.
Retreat FIATs are student attendance at faith-based retreats organized within or outside of our parish. Some (but certainly not all) retreats in this category are featured below. See calendar for dates.
Cathedral TourCathedral & Basilica Tour: The Catholic Church is much large than our beautiful little community at St Peter Slinger. This retreat is an opportunity for our young people to tour St John’s Cathedral and the Basilica of St Josephat; to learn about the history and impact these amazing buildings have had on our faith in the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
Passion PlayPassion Play Performance to commemorate Our Lord’s Passion. Participate in a living, moving commemoration of Our Lord’s journey from the Last Supper to Pilot’s Court and finally as he walked the Way of the Cross.
NET RetreatNET Retreat is a fun and engaging retreat lead by a team of young adults trained in the teachings of the Catholic Church and formed as brothers and sisters in Christ, a quality young people consistently notice and to which they are attracted. NET team members authentically model what it looks like to be a young person who loves Christ and is successfully living as His disciple.
Pilgrimage Hike to HHPilgrimage Hike: Pike Lake to Holy Hill – Hike the Ice Age Trail, pray the Rosary, explore God’s Creation in the Wisconsin Landscape, share life experiences and spend quiet time with Jesus. Pray with Mary, Walk with Jesus.
Seder Meal RetreatThe Seder Meal Retreat helps us grow in our understanding of the roots of the Mass by experiencing an authentic Jewish Passover meal. Jesus celebrated the Passover Meal every year, and the Last Supper itself was a Seder Meal which Jesus transformed into the celebration of the Eucharist.
St John Bosco DaySt. John Bosco Day at Holy Hill – A Day of Faith and Fellowship Just for Youth – with local and national Catholic Speakers and Entertainers.
WI Catholic Youth RallyThe Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally (WCYR) is a powerful and prayerful day long worship experience for Catholic high school students from all over Wisconsin and the Midwest! Each rally features Catholic speakers, praise & worship music, mass, adoration, and a lot of fun as we strive to help teens deepen their relationship with God and His Church.