F.I.R.E. (Family Intergenerational Religious Education) 9th – 11th Grade

Jean Koury, DRE

Mission Statement
To form its students into Disciples of Christ in the Catholic tradition,
To nurture the spirituality of the child for a life-long love of Christ,
To instill self-confidence and belief in the dignity of all people
To create a caring respectful community

Time: 6:15 – 8:30 PM
Location: Seton Suite of the Cathedral Parish
 2013-2014 F.I.R.E. Schedule click here    

F.I.R.E. is a family centered intergenerational Religious Education program.  As an alternative model of Religious Education, the program covers a three year cycle.  The main truths of the Faith enumerated in the National Catholic Directory.  Various options make it possible to repeat the program for a second three year cycle.

First Year:        

  • Becoming Community
    • Delves into scripture and provides a look at the Prophets in the Old Testament and what it means that God speaks to and in the Christian Community

Second Year:        

  • Living Community
    • Explores the reality of the Beatitudes in our lives
    • Reviews the Ten Commandments and how Jesus taught us to live out these commandments in our daily lives through the Beatitudes

Third Year:        

  • The Believing Community
    • Examines each facet of The Creed to foster a deeper understanding of our faith and greater ability to live it
    • Looks at God’s action in Creation, Jesus of Nazareth, and the Holy Spirit at work in the life and history of the Church

The High School Ministry is involved in several activities that occur throughout the year.  The activities include:

  • Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, and delivering food to those in need during the holiday season.
  • Providing a meal to the homeless community
  • Visiting the elderly of the parish and others in nursing homes
  • Attending the diocesan Senior High Youth Conference (SHYCON)
  • Participating in the Cathedral’s Annual Summer Festival in August

Students are encouraged to complete a minimum of 30 hours of service each year within the parish, community, and family.

Students have the opportunity to attend Confession and Evening Prayer in the Advent and Lenten Seasons.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in ninth grade and concludes at the end of eleventh grade.  See Sacrament of Confirmation for more information

Mass Schedule

Weekend Mass
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:00 PM
Daily Mass
6:45 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon

Holy Day
5:30 PM (Vigil)
8:00 AM
12:00 Noon
5:30 PM


Wednesday: 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:30 PM

Communal Penance Services: Advent and Lent

Step-by-Step Guide to Confession


Evening Prayer within Eucharistic Exposition: Sunday 6:30 PM: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter Seasons
Novena of the Miraculous Medal: Monday 7:45 AM
Rosary: Wednesday 6:00 PM
Stations of the Cross: Friday during Lent 7:00 PM
Eucharistic Day: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ