High School Students (GS)
Minors and Young People in high school are offered the possibility of participating in the educational path of Gioventù Studentesca (“GS”). The educational and pastoral activities offered by CL US through GS are marked by the following proposals.
(a) A beginning day and concluding day for each year that are aligned with the beginning and end of the school year, respectively, and are characterized by shared time for recreation and conversations in assemblies, and concludes with the celebration of Mass.
(b) Regular meetings of varying frequency called the “radius,” guided by Adults. These meeting are moments of assembly, which begin with communal singing and end with common prayer. They are dedicated to the verification of the relevance of the Christian encounter to the needs of daily life in the environments of school and home and with friends, the realities where the human and Christian growth of Young People is played out.
(c) Easter Triduum that is a retreat taking place on the days representing the culmination of the liturgical year, from Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday, in which Minors and Young People, accompanied by Adults, participate in a meditation on the Lord’s Passion, death, and resurrection, led by an assigned priest, with a celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and a Way of the Cross, personal and communal time for silence, and an assembly for the purpose of sharing experiences gained from participating in the gesture.
(d) Summer vacations which are a short period of vacation in a place, preferably in the mountains, in lodgings featuring decent rooms and facilities that provide the highest possible amount of discretion for each person’s privacy, respecting the separation of genders and of different age groups. These are privileged times to share free time together, with games, singing, hikes, significant witnesses to Christian life, and common prayer, all under the responsible guidance of Adults.
(e) Charitable work that is a regular gesture to educate about the importance of charity, taking place under the responsible guidance of Adults, which requires the faithful commitment of one’s free time without compromising one’s studies or taking away from time with family, to share with those in situations of need or poverty, as they arise, in the various places where GS is present.