Youth Ministry is a program for all 6th – 12th grade youth of our parish who attend public, private, and home schools. This is a program where our youth can learn about their faith, find a Catholic community, and experience Jesus all while having fun and serving others.
Please note that Youth Ministry and the Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation are different programs.
Registration for 2022-23 Youth Ministry
Registration for Youth Ministry which consists of EDGE (6-8th Grade) and FISH (9-12th grade) is now open. You can see additional information about each program below.
*Families can complete one registration for all students participating in Faith Formation programs (Family Formation, Preparation for First Reconciliation & First Communion, Preparation for Confirmation and Youth Ministry).
The Youth Ministry fee is $100 per student. If paying the registration fee presents a hardship for your family, you can complete the Fee Assistance Form.
Youth Ministry Areas
EDGE is our youth ministry program for 6th-8th grade students. We will be using LifeTeen curriculum and will consist of Catechetical, Hot Topic, and Relational Social Nights. Please see the calendar under Helpful Links for the tentative schedule.
FISH (Fellowship in Spirit with Him)
FISH is our youth ministry program for 9th – 12th grade students. Please see the calendar under Helpful Links for the tentative schedule.
The three goals of FISH are to:
- invite and empower our teens to be a part of the St. Francis Community, to
- help our young people develop a personal relationship with Jesus
- have fun!
Evening formats will be Life Night, Issue Night or a Social Relational Night. Topic & materials will come from LifeTeen curriculum.
For additional questions about Youth Ministry programs, please contact Deacon Bill Richer, Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator, at 515-440-1030.
Many volunteers are needed to help Faith Formation programming run smoothly. Adult Catechists receive free Faith Formation (Family Formation, CGS, and Youth Ministry) tuition for their children. Teen volunteers receive service hours. Please view the list of Volunteer Roles Needed.
If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with our youth, please complete the volunteer registration or contact the Faith Formation Office at 515-440-1030.