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, Claire Koester, Reagan Koester, Julianne Pardon, Brennon Sweeney, Jason Baumholser, Mackenzie Stolz, Dustin Stolz, Stephanie Szczapinski)
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fun times ahead
HIGH SCHOOL RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES: Sundays, 6:15-7:30PM at St. Francis Xavier
CONFIRMATION INFO: High School students participate in a 1 year process usually beginning in winter/spring of Freshmen year 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, Sunday morning Religious Ed, and/or The Identity Project) - 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
Monthly youth nights on temporary hold due to COVID-19
2021 Mission Trip - more details coming soon
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.