is the dynamic middle school faith formation for all parishioners in grades 7 – 8.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are updating our two-year Confirmation Preparation program to a hybrid model for the 2020-2021 school year. We are partnering with Damascus Catholic Youth Camp and our new program will be called Purpose 2.0! Online engaging virtual faith formation sessions will be combined with some (safe) in-person events to create a program that will give your family the opportunity to encounter Christ and grow in understanding and practice of the Catholic faith.
Purpose 2.0 will serve as our two-year program to prepare our middle school students for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in 8th grade. In the Diocese of Toledo, the Sacrament of Confirmation normally is conferred during the 8th grade year.
Don’t worry! ALIVE access codes will be sent by email soon. Damascus is still working on the final details of their ALIVE program, but once they send us a parish code for Little Flower, we will get codes sent to all registered families.
At Little Flower we wish to invest in our families who desire to hand on the Catholic Faith and a relationship with Jesus to their children, and because of this, there is no fee for our Youth Faith Formation programs. That being said, Little Flower is being charged a $100 fee per family to provide the ALIVE content. If you wish to make a donation to help cover all or part of that cost you are more than welcome! Donations can be made HERE
Purpose 2.0 will be primarily online with a few in-person supplementary events. Our first event is an outdoor “Mass on the Grass” scheduled for August 30th at 5:30pm at Little Flower.
A confirmation registration form must be filled out for all 8th grade students and returned to the Parish Office. The Confirmation Registration form can be accessed HERE
The Confirmation Mass is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo. If restrictions on gatherings are still in place at that time and plans must change, families will be notified in advance.
7th & 8th Grade Retreat Opportunity with Damascus
Retreat Rescheduled for March 26th-28th
All 7th and 8th graders are invited to join Little Flower for a weekend retreat at Damascus Catholic Mission Campus! Come take a break from the busyness of everyday life and spend time getting to know Jesus with friends both old and new.
Cost is $120 per student and payments can be made by cash or check and given to the parish office, attn. Damascus Retreat.
Check back for registration information.
Check out what the Zatko family (members of Little Flower) have to say about Damascus!
The fee for the Damascus retreat is $120 per student. This can be paid by cash or check in the parish office or online. If paying by check, please make check out to Little Flower Catholic Church and put “Damascus Retreat” in the memo.
To pay online please follow the link HERE
Students should be dropped off by 6:00pm on Friday, September 18thand be picked up at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 20th. Students will attend a closing Mass on Sunday at 11:30am. Due to COVID-19 spacing restrictions, Damascus is unable to invite families to the closing Mass at this time.
Due to COVID-19 complications, we are not able to provide group transportation at this time. Families are responsible for the transportation of their children to and from the Damascus campus.
Damascus Catholic Mission Campus is located at: 7550 Ramey Rd. Centerburg, OH 43011
Damascus is taking extra steps to ensure the safety of all who participate in their camps and retreats. To view their safety plan please visit their website by following the link HERE
No, the Damascus retreat is not required for Purpose 2.0 students. We are offering it as an extra opportunity for families who wish to participate at this time.
When Is Purpose?
For the 2020-2021 school year, Purpose 2.0 will be mostly virtual with a few in-person events. Please check back soon for information about our scheduled live events. Online registration is required before attending.
There are numerous ways to support our Middle School Ministry
• Volunteer Core Team Member
• Hospitality Team Member (welcoming and meals)
• Photography/Videography Team Member
• Environment Team Member
• Service and Outreach Team Member
• Help with Liturgy at the 5:30PM Mass
• And more!