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. on the playground. Don't forget your mask, please. We'd love to have you and your friends join us as we strive for Christ together.
youth group is cancelled for tuesday, july 27. we will meet again on tuesday, august 3 from 9:00-12:30 p.m. on the playground.
To watch the seventh episode of "The Chosen," please click here. Start the clock at 14:51; the episode concludes at 49:51. We look forward to our last meeting on Tuesday, August 3 from 9:00-12:30 p.m. In addition to watching the seventh episode of "The Chosen," we will have several water games. Please RSVP here if you haven't already done so.
Review from Episode 7: In the Sinai Peninsula, 13th century BC, Moses fashions a bronze serpent, much to the confusion of his assistant Joshua. In Capernaum, 26 AD, Gaius escorts Matthew to show his gratitude for his promotion. Quintus questions Nicodemus concerning the miracle worker, while Jesus agrees to meet with Nicodemus by night. After witnessing the miracles Jesus did, Matthew struggles to reconcile his mathematical understanding of reality and visits his mother, hoping to find answers. Meeting with Nicodemus by night, Jesus explains the Kingdom of God and being born again. Jesus illustrates himself as the Son of Man using Moses and the bronze serpent as an example. He tells of God's love for the world and his mission to save mankind from sin. As Jesus invites Nicodemus to join him, John records their conversation. Nicodemus worships Jesus, declaring him the Son of God. In the morning, Jesus and his students pass by Matthew's booth. Jesus invites Matthew to join him, and Matthew promptly follows. Jesus then leads his disciples for a dinner party. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 3 from 9:00-12:30.
Continue the Conversation at Home:
Did it surprise you how quickly Matthew agreed to follow Jesus? Especially in comparison to how timid Nicodemus was?
Have you ever answered a difficult call from Jesus? If yes, how so?
It can be shocking to read stories like the bronze snake. God demands obedience and faith. What daily habits can we develop and strengthen to become as quick to obedience as Matthew was?
We meet on Tuesdays from 9:00-12:30 p.m., first meeting on the playground or the multi-purpose room if raining (directly across from the gates of the playground). Please RSVP here if you plan to join us. If you are able to chaperone, please email .
Featured FORMED Selection: The Bread of Life
In this excerpt from the Augustine Institute’s program on the eucharist, Presence, a host of speakers provide a close examination of John 6.
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.
Grow Spiritually with Us on Retreat This Year!
Everyone needs rest so that they may grow! Even Jesus took time for rejuvenation. Explore ways to grow spiritually this year with SFX Youth Ministry.
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.