The 方济会青年部 Program (FYM) serves the entire student body in the integration of the Christian-弗朗西斯can identity and values of Curley into the life of the brotherhood and the life of the individual students. Each academic year offers many opportunities for prayer, community building and service that motivates students to grow in their personal following in the footsteps of Christ and St. 弗朗西斯.
The following are some of the opportunities FYM offers to the student body:
Each year all students complete service hours and are given the opportunity to integrate their service experiences with their own spiritual lives and appreciation of the life of St. 弗朗西斯, especially his encounter with the Leper. 老年人 will participate in a Senior Service Week in March. There are also several opportunities for students to participate in service together as brothers. One of these is the Encounter the Gospel of Life Service Camp over the summer. 点击 在这里 了解更多信息 about the Mission-4-Service program.
All students are invited to participate in a monthly holy hour at 7pm in the school chapel. Students are welcome to stay after school for various activities and a pizza dinner. This will culminate with time of praise and worship at 7pm. This is a great opportunity for students to grow in their bonds as brothers and grow in their relationship with Christ. 欢迎家属参加!
Each year, students go on a retreat to grow in their faith and bonds as Curley brothers. These retreats are student planned and executed and are filled with games, prayer moments and moments to learn more about how to live as a Curley man.
All students are welcome to come to the FYM room (room 301) throughout the year to spend time together as brothers and relax while enjoying each other’s company. Every 2-3 weeks there will be a special FYM ‘celebration’ where students can come after school to discuss various topics surrounding our life of faith/弗朗西斯can identity while also enjoying some games and snacks.
FYM hosts various opportunities for students to go out and participate in various activities in the greater 巴尔的摩/Washington DC area. These include the March for Life in Washington DC in the month of January and the Mount 2000 retreat in February.
The FYM runs at least three toy/food drives each year to help the less fortunate. This is a great testimony of our students/families’ abundant generosity to help the poor in the 巴尔的摩 area.
Students are encouraged to take leadership of the promotion of the Curley values when they become upperclassmen. There are various ways for students to help lead FYM. One is to sign up to various activities and be present to help promote the mission of FYM. 初中 and 老年人 can also sign up to take a Christian 弗朗西斯can Leadership class which will attempt to teach the students various leadership skills, give them opportunities to pray and reflect to grow in their own identity as a 弗朗西斯can man, and give them hands-on experience planning and executing events at Curley. 最后, those students who would like to have a more intensive formation as 弗朗西斯can leaders can apply for the La Verna体验 during their Junior and/or Senior years. 这个团体定期聚会祈祷, discuss how to promote the faith life of the school and plans/executes the retreat program at Curley.
The entire student body gathers about once a week for either a school liturgy or community prayer moment. These moments are opportunities for the entire student body to gather to pray and grow as a community.
- The Transitus Service takes place on the evening of October 3. The service at Curley joins with services around the 弗朗西斯can world commemorating the death of St. 弗朗西斯 of Assisi, who departed the earth for eternal life on the evening of October 3, 1226. (Traditionally this is a special effort by the Freshman Class.)
- The Greccio Experience is a Live Nativity program and commemorates St. 弗朗西斯 preparing the first Live Nativity in the town of Greccio in December 1224. It is held on a Sunday evening in December, prior to Christmas. (Traditionally this is also a program of the Freshman Class.)
- The Live Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross) are celebrated in Holy Week, commemorating the journey of Jesus from his trial to the mount of crucifixion and burial. This devotion has been fostered by 弗朗西斯can Friars since the 13th century, 并提供给学校社区. (Traditionally this is a program of the Senior Class.)
联系Chris Dudek修士，OFM Conv., Campus Minister, in the FYM Office (3rd floor.)
Is God calling you to serve his people as a 弗朗西斯can Friar?
Talk to one of the Friars about it, or go to http://www.franciscans.org/ 了解更多信息.