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.
Earlier this week, our students and their families enjoyed themselves at our Bingo Night! We are so thankful to everyone who came and those who assisted in the festivities. Congratulations to our gift card winners!
We'd love to have you sign up to go with us on Saturday to the Catholic Youth on Mission Service Day from 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Click here to register. We especially need help from adults! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Our next Monday evening gathering will be Monday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
Continue the Conversation at Home: This Saturday's CYM Service Day is dedicated to standing up for those on the margins of society. We will also go over the seven pillars of Catholic social teaching, seen below.
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Care for God's creation
Call to Family, Community and Participation
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
Rights and Responsibilities
Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers
What do you think being pro-life means?
How can we "welcome the stranger"? In school? On our teams? At work? At church? In society?
How can our family better serve society?
Featured FORMED Selection: "I Disagree Does Not Mean I Hate You"
When we love people, we want the best for them—we don't want them to make choices that will lead to them getting hurt or being unhappy. But how do we find the right balance between expressing concern and sounding judgmental?
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.