At St. Francis Xavier Parish, we are excited about our Youth Ministry program for our high school-age parishioners. What opportunities does SFX offer teens?
Our Teen Youth Ministry program offers a variety of opportunities to ALL teens in grades 9-12 including a monthly social gathering, local service projects, parish ministries, Church League basketball, the KAIROS retreat for juniors and seniors, a freshmen/sophomore retreat, small groups, and the annual summer mission trip to name a few. If you would like to join this group or would like to help in planning as a teen, parent, or volunteer, please contact Jenette Teran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is the Teen Youth Ministry program different from QUEST?
QUEST is the Confirmation Preparation program that teens participate in during the school year leading up to their Confirmation, typically their first year in High School (but other grades are welcome too!). QUEST falls under the direction of the Director of Religious Education, Elis Guidice, and is run by parent volunteers with monthly meetings. QUEST participants are welcome to participate in ANY teen youth group activity as long as it doesn’t conflict with their QUEST commitments. For more information contact Elis at email@example.com.
My teen wasn’t able to get confirmed during the pandemic, is it too late to register for a QUEST group? What are my options?
If your teen completed their 8th-grade year via the day school or through the religious education program, regardless of what grade they are in high school right now, there is still time to register for the Quest Confirmation program! If your teen did not complete their 8th-grade year of catechesis due to covid last year and is a 9th grader this year, they have the option of a “double enrollment” in our 8th grade virtual asynchronous RE class and then their 9th grade Quest group. Please email the Religious Education office to register or if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Mission Service Trip
Catholic Heart Workcamp 2023 Mission Trip Cincinnati, Ohio July 16th - July 22nd Next summer, the teens of St. Francis Xavier, St. John of the Cross, and St. Cletus will COMBINE again for a Catholic Heart Workcamp mission trip to Cincinnati, Ohio . Like our . . .
February Teen Night - Hosted by St. John of the Cross You are invited to our first ALL TEEN NIGHT of 2023! Let's start the new year in faith, fellowship and fun! Following the 5pm Teen Mass, head to the Parish Center at St. John of the Cross for dinner, faith sharing, and a service activity. All teens . . .