The middle school youth will understand the concepts of sainthood and holiness, as well as their personal call to be a saint.
When we pray the Apostles’ Creed, we profess our faith in “the holy catholic Church,” followed immediately by “the communion of saints.” According to the Catechism:
In a certain sense, this [second] article is a further explanation of the preceding: “What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?” The communion of saints is the Church. “Since all the faithful form one body, the good of each is communicated to the others…. We must therefore believe that there exists a communion of goods in the Church. But the most important member is Christ, since he is the head…. Therefore, the riches of Christ are communicated to all the members, through the sacraments.” As this Church is governed by one and the same Spirit, all the goods she has received necessarily become a common fund.” (946-947)