SWAFFY wants you.
first and foremost
what you need to know
What is SWAFFY? It stands for "Saints Wendel and Francis For Youth". That's our official name for Youth Ministry here at St. Francis Xavier & St. Wendel parishes. You don't have to officially sign up for it - if you are young, or you support the youth, then we've got you covered. Check out this page for info about youth ministry events happening in our parishes. ;)
+Yours in Christ,
Sherie Cooley and the Youth Ministry Leadership Team
(Abby Abernathy, Jason Baumholser, Noah Blankenberger, Emma Goebel, Zach Goebel, Devin Kiesel, Lindsey Koester, Kennady Livers, Amanda Marshall, Cooper Motz, Mackenzie Stolz, Dustin Stolz, Stephanie Szczapinski)
*Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (swaffy_)!
fun times ahead
RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES: Sundays, 8:30-9:45AM at St. Francis Xavier! Open to PreK thru grade 12. *Signup forms can be downloaded below.
CONFIRMATION INFO: High School students participate in a 2 year process usually beginning Freshmen year and culminating in the Confirmation Rite after their Sophomore year. Students attend formation sessions, Rite of Welcome, retreat, service opportunities, etc. NOTE: Students participate in Confirmation sessions in addition to regular religious ed classes (Catholic School, Sunday morning Religious Ed, and/or The Identity Project) - they are not the same, and there is separate registration for each. * Signup forms can be downloaded below.
> Confirmation Spectacular Retreat for 2nd year students - Sat., Feb. 4th
> Class "Prayer" - Sunday, Feb. 19th, 11:30-12:45 SFX cafeteria
> Class "Discipleship" - Sunday, March 5th, 11:30-12:45 SFX cafeteria
....see calendar for additional dates.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE LOCK-IN: Fri., Feb. 17th, 10:00PM to Sat. 7:00AM at St. Wendel - Grades 9-12 join us for Games, Food, Fun! Bring a canned food item, games, sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, comfortable clothes. Bring completed and signed diocesan waiver and medical form (see forms and waivers tab above).
JR. HIGH DODGEBALL: Sun., March 19th, 3:00-5:00PM at St. Wendel - more details TBA
READ FIRST: Registration INSTRUCTIONS & program CALENDAR:
Sunday morning Religious Ed Classes Registration:
The Identity Project: Teen formation that interests YOU.
Confirmation Registration Form: