A day for homeschooled teenage boys ages 13 and up

Do you have homeschooled teenage sons? Please take the opportunity to read all about what we’re offering.

THE ST. PETER COLLOQUIUM. We still have some open spots available! For all inquiries or to register, please contact the coordinator, Jacob Flaherty, at flaherty.allsaints@gmail.com. Feel free to share the message with other home-school families as well!

The Church of All Saints, (NE Minneapolis, MN) a parish and apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), is pleased to be able to offer the St. Peter Colloquium, a program for homeschooled young men (ages 13-18) that seeks to provide something sorely lacking in these perilous times: traditional Catholic and academic formation in an atmosphere of authentic friendship and brotherhood.

The key virtues we desire to inculcate include fortitude, purity, devotion, along with the development of leadership and an understanding of Christian heroism.

The day (Wednesdays of most weeks from September thru May) begins with chanting the Divine Office with the priests. The young men will also attend Holy Mass together, serving as the choristers during all High Masses. This spiritual framework grounds all the time between, because our faith in Jesus Christ and His Church informs and guides all that we do and are.

In addition, the tutors are themselves believing Catholic men, providing mentorship and examples so lacking in most young men’s lives today. Spiritual formation must include intellectual growth as well, and so our classes focus on reading, speaking, and thinking at a high level. The Socratic method of teaching, as well as excellent texts, spur this growth.

Finally, because contemporary culture has all but abandoned boys to isolation, selfishness, and even vice, the St. Peter Colloquium provides a godly, healthy context for young men to build good friendships and participate in true Catholic fraternity. Besides the praying and singing of the Divine Office and Holy Mass and growing in the powers of the intellectual life, time is allotted for the playing of an assortment of organized and coached sports and games. “Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous… it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth…” (Ven. Pope Pius XII).

8:00 am Optional Prime Chant Practice

8:30 Prime (chanted)

8:50-9:40 Understanding Scripture/Civics I (Scripture is taught by one of our FSSP priests)

9:45-10:35 Understanding Scripture/Civics II

10:40-11:00 Recess

11:05-11:55 Roman History and Thought

12:00pm Sext (chanted)

12:15 Mass (Confessions available)

1:05-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:30 option of Sports for Young Men or Biology Lab

We look forward to hearing from you soon! You may also visit our website: http://allsaintscoop.com/index.php/second-day-for-young-men/. God bless you!