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
(Caleb Dyson, Anna Belle Gries, Claire Koester, Reagan Koester, Julianne Pardon, Cordale Straub, Brennon Sweeney, Jason Baumholser, Julie Gries, Mackenzie Stolz, Dustin Stolz, Stephanie Szczapinski)
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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
2022 Mission Trip - more details coming soon
2023 World Youth Day Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal - more details coming soon. Contact Sherie if you're interested (765) 427-8199 or email@example.com.
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.
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.