Middle School Youth Ministry
The St. Francis Xavier Middle School Youth program (grades 6-8) provides a great opportunity for our youth to meet new friends, have fun, enjoy fellowship, participate in mission and service, and grow in their Catholic faith while growing closer to Christ and His Church. Our regular meetings are held on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We'd love to have you and your friends join us as we strive for Christ together.
youth ministry programs are cancelled until after easter to help prevent the spread of corona virus. thank you for your cooperation, and please keep praying for the end of it.
Recently, our students talked about time management. To make the best use of our time, we must plan ahead; or we could end up not having enough time or energy to do the things we want or should do. We need to ask ourselves:
Is this the most important thing I have to do? Is there somethings I am putting off that I should try to do?
Will this make me holier or draw me away from God?
Am I choosing to do this because I am bored or because I want to?
Just as a reminder, we will not meet again until after Easter to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.
Continue the Conversation at Home:
How do you balance your time between the things you want to do and the things you have to do?
What is hard about balancing your time?
Do you think this will be harder in High School? Why? What are some things you can do now to prepare for this?
When do you procrastinate most?
Do you believe that you give God “enough” time?
Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” Time is like a treasure. What does how you spend your free time say about where your heart is?
Featured FORMED Selection: "Facing Your Fears"
Mark Hart uses Scripture and his experience of surviving an earthquake to share how we can master our fears. He also reveals how our fears will pursue us if we don't meet them head on. Mark encourages us not only to face the proverbial giants in our lives, but also to slay them as David did Goliath, thereby finding freedom in Christ.
Want to serve as an adult leader for our middle school students? Please let us know! We really want to thank you for your desire to serve our Lord through the youth of our parish.
Note: All adults who sign up must have on file with SFX Parish the proper unexpired youth protection required training. It can be completed online here. They must also have submitted the volunteer inquire release forms at least three days before the day they plan to volunteer.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church abides by the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama Youth Protection Program. Through annual training, our students are reminded that they are made in God's image and carry dignity. To review the materials associated with our Safe Environment/Sexual Abuse Prevention, please click here. For more information about becoming a chaperone and earning Youth Protection certification, click here.