SWAFFY wants you.
first and foremost
4:30PM - Saint Wendel
7:00AM - Saint Francis Xavier (trialing in May & June)
8:30AM - Saint Wendel
10:00AM - Saint Francis Xavier
Call Fr. Ed at (812) 963-3733 or email email@example.com
Download the Bulletin.
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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
(Anna Belle Gries, Claire Koester, Reagan Koester, Julianne Pardon, Cordale Straub, Jason Baumholser, Julie Gries, Mackenzie Stolz, Dustin Stolz, Stephanie Szczapinski)
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COME WITH US TO HOLIDAY WORLD!! Grades 6-12 are invited to join the west deanery for a day of fun at Holiday World on Tues., June 7. Depart at 7:30am and return at 7:00pm to Resurrection Church. Cost is $36 for youth and $26 for chaperones. Sign up by May 15th to avoid late fee.
> DOWNLOAD HOLIDAY WORLD TRIP PACKET
> SENIOR SUNDAY MASS TBA
We want to do a spread of our graduating seniors in the parish bulletin coming up. Please complete this short survey by Friday, May 27. Also, email Sherie a digital copy of your senior picture at firstname.lastname@example.org
TEENS 17 AND UP - July TEC will be held at St. Mary's in Ireland July 16-18.
TEC is a 3-day retreat based on the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. Participants have an opportunity to meet youth and young adults from all over the diocese as they encounter Christ through a wide variety of activities with a marvelous blend of social and spiritual interactions. Led primarily by fellow youth and young adults, TEC offers participants an experience that is both relevant and engaging. For an inspiring opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ and build lasting Christian friendships, register today at www.switec.org. For more questions, email email@example.com.
VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Join us for this year's Poseyville Community Vacation Bible School July 25-29 from 5:45-8pm at Poseyville Christian Church.
> Download VOLUNTEER FORM HERE.
fun times ahead
HIGH SCHOOL RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES: Sundays, 5:30-7:00PM at St. Francis Xavier
CONFIRMATION INFO: High School students participate in a 1 year process usually beginning in summer/fall and culminating in the Confirmation Rite in the winter/spring of 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 and/or Sunday morning Religious Ed) - they are not the same, and there is separate registration for each.
Girls Bible Study - more details coming soon
Savio Nights (for guys & their dads) - Details here
Mission Evansville - June 14-17, 2023 - more details coming later in the year
2023 World Youth Day Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal - for details about the pilgrimage, check out the Diocesan WYD webpage, or contact Sherie. Our parish participants are asked to pay $500 plus participate in fundraising. If you're interested in joining our group, contact Sherie asap (765) 427-8199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWAFFY will be selling bags of half dozen glazed donuts following the Sunday morning Masses at Saint Wendel and Saint Francis Xavier once a month. All purchases will go toward raising funds for the youth attending WYD in Portugal in 2023.
Come find us on the following dates:
---more dates TBA
Thank you for your support!
want to help out?
Are you interested in Youth Ministry in our parishes? Do have great ideas or resources to share? We are seeking committed youth and adults to serve on our Youth Ministry Leadership Team to plan various youth happenings at Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Wendel. If interested, check out this information/application packet, or contact Sherie Cooley for more info.
THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS WHO PUT ON THE LIVING WAY OF THE CROSS AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER ON APRIL 4!
huge fans of youth ministry
Sherie Cooley, Youth Minister/DRE
Married to Gabriel and has three beautiful kids, Adele, Silas & Clare. Loves to dance, travel the world, wear pajamas and eat ice cream.
Fr. Ed Schnur, Pastor
Loves coffee, the outdoors, gardening, and TJ Maxx. Huge heart for social justice, and he really cares about YOU.