6TH - 8TH GRADE
SUNDAY'S at 9:30-10:15 AM - During School Year
(St. Clare on the lower floor of Lowndes Hall)
WHAT IS RITE 13?
Rite 13 constitutes the first two years of The Journey to Adulthood program which celebrates the individuality and gifts of each young person. It is a two year exploration of the gift of manhood or womanhood and the gift of creative energy.
The Goals of the Rite 13 program are primarily to establish and maintain Cross-Gender Friendships, to establish the Church as a Safety Zone in the midst of a crazy time in life, and to build a group which shares Experience and Memory.
The teens will celebrate a special Rite-13 Liturgy around their 13th birthdays, which is loosely based on the Jewish bar/bat mitzvah tradition. This is a way for the entire congregation to come together during a service and honor our young people, as well as to offer support to their families during these challenging years.
Rite-13 teens will take a weekend Mini-Pilgrimage to Denver in June 2013. They will plan and raise the funds for their entire trip.
"We seek to be a centre of attentiveness to the living God and a place of challenge and reconciliation."
- St. Oswalds, Durham, England