Middle School Grades 7-8



 Lifeline is made up of two components, both a Middle School Ministry and a High School Youth ministry.

Lifeline Middle School is a Catholic middle school youth ministry experience created for youth in grades seven and eight. The program is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of junior high youth.   The needs of these youth in a ministry program are quite different from children in Christian Formation and high school teenagers in Lifeline.  They are literally caught in the middle… as Church it is our responsibility to see to it that our middle school kids experience Christ in an exciting and dynamic program that challenges them and invites them to walk with Jesus, as well as being in tune with their unique needs.

Current News & Updates:

Grade 7 & 8 Prayer Guide

2018-2019  Registration Form

2018-2019 Grade 7 Calendar

2018-2019 Grade 8 Calendar

 2018-2019 Middle School Service Form



Components of Lifeline Middle School Ministry:

Similar to the Lifeline High School Model there are four main components to the Middle School Ministry.

1.  The Holy Mass
The Eucharist is central to the faith of all Catholics. Especially Middle Schoolers. The goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for teens to experience the mystery of the Mass.

2.  Middle School Nights
A Parish that provides solid systematic catechesis during the middle school years lays a foundation for their high school formation and beyond.

3.  Service & Community Activities
Youth need to know that they can make a difference today.  Service activities and projects are an excellent way for youth to help others and build up the body of Christ.

4.  Parent Component
The parent component of Lifeline is designed to assist parents in raising their  middle schooler. Throughout the year various educational and spiritual sessions and opportunities will be provided to parents.

 For more information on St. Mary’s Middle School Youth Ministry Program please contact us at  lifeline@stmarysdartmouth.org.


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Middle School Forms:

         Diocese of Fall River Release Form

Online Lessons:

Grade 7

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If you have any questions please email us at lifeline@stmarysdartmouth.org. 


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Grade 8 

Grade 8 / Confirmation I Students will be asked to complete a series of 6 Online Lessons.  The online lessons will consist of 2 parts: watching a series of videos for each lesson and completing the corresponding assignments in their on the email that will be sent out at the start of each month.  You will find all lessons posted below along with the due dates for each lesson.  Click on the session name to access the lesson videos.  All videos for each lesson must be watched (i.e. lesson 1 – videos 1.0-1.5 must be watched in order to complete the book assignment).  


Decision Point Confirmation Online Lessons


Lesson/Session  Date Assigned  Assignment Due Date
 Session 1: Life is Choices  October 1st October 29th
 Session 2: What’s Holing You Back November 1st November 26th
Session 3: The Jesus Question December 1st December 17th
Session 4: The Prayer Process January 1st January 28th
Session 5: The Bible February 1st February 25th
Session 6: Relationships March 1st March 25th


Reading Assignment for Grade 8: Confirmation I


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Confirmation is an incredible journey, it’s an opportunity to get to know yourself, grow deeper in your faith and strengthen your relationship with Christ.   First, however we must know who Jesus is and what He means to us, otherwise this whole process makes little sense.

If there is one person we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus.
And the best time to get to know Jesus is right now, before you begin this Confirmation Journey.

This summer Confirmation Candidates will read Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly and journal after each chapter using a notebook or electronic journal.  We are confident after you read and reflect on this book you will rediscover who Jesus truly is and ignite a desire to grow into a personal relationship with Him. 

In his NEW book Rediscover Jesus, Matthew Kelly, America’s best-selling Catholic author and internationally acclaimed speaker, takes you on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—the amazing friend who is going to help you answer life’s tough questions.

 Praying the Holy Spirit awakens your faith and increases your desire to know the Lord in a new way!

Upcoming Events:

Click Lifeline Middle School Calendar for upcoming events!

Community Service Opportunities:

Click the link icon below to see what available community service opportunities are coming up.

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Additional Links

Sacraments 101 video series

The basics about one of the sacraments of the Catholic Church—in just a few minutes!
Click above for a refresher of each Sacrament!