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.
This week, our students reviewed the sacraments by playing a Jeopardy-styled game. We also continued our conversation about the Divine Mercy devotion. Last week, our students really enjoyed praying the Divine Mercy chaplet together, and they are even more excited for going to see the film, "Faustina: Love + Mercy" on Monday, December 2! (Students MUST SIGN UP even if they are regular attendees on Monday nights.)
Continue the Conversation at Home:
How can the sacraments help us to lead holier lives?
St. Jose Sanchez del Rio was famous for saying, “Viva Cristo Rey”. What does this phrase mean to you?
Is there a sacrament that we’ve studied that you’re grown to have a deeper devotion to?
Featured FORMED Talk of the Week: Sacraments: Carriers of God's Grace
Dr. Christopher Blum explains how the sacraments are themselves divine acts instituted by Christ to be the ordinary means by which we receive Christ's transforming grace and are empowered to become like him.
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.