We as Catholic Association of Teaching Children at Home (CATCH) come together with the understanding that each of us is part of the Mystical Body of Christ in union with the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church. The purpose of our group is to grow in love and understanding of the authentic Catholic Faith and to support each other to live a truly Catholic life.

Mission Statement and Guidelines for CATCH Teen Group

The CATCH Teen Group exists to foster genuine friendships and fellowship among its members, a love for the Catholic Faith, and a safe environment for homeschooled teens to be with other teens.

In order for a Teen activity to be under the umbrella of CATCH, it must conform to the following guidelines:

• The minimum age for attendance is 13, the maximum age is 18
• A parent-chaperone must be present at all activities
• No public displays of affection (pda)
• Respect of other people is necessary in words and actions
• The proposed activities must be approved by at least one CATCH board member before being announced
• The group activities will not be a meeting place or destination for “dates.”
• Both boys and girls must dress modestly

o No visible undergarments
o No sleeveless clothing
o Dresses to the knee
o Clothing fully covers midriff

Guided by our Faith, we look to the Catechism of the Catholic Church as one source of guidance:

2521: Purity requires modesty, an integral part of temperance. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity.

2523: ….modesty exists as an intuition of the spiritual dignity proper to man. It is born with the awakening consciousness of being a subject. Teaching modesty to children and adolescents means awakening in then respect for the human person.

2525: Christian purity requires a purification of the social climate. It requires of the communications media that their presentations show concern for respect and restraint.

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