YOUTH MINISTRY OVERVIEW


The Youth Calendar is available in PDF format HERE.


Youth are vital to the life of our parish and St. Francis has an outstanding, strong youth ministry. Our youth take on responsibilities for planning and implementing their own programs and are supported by adults mindful of the spiritual and unique qualities of each young person. The Youth Senate includes a representative from each grade, two chairpersons and our two youth ministers.


Our youth meet in two groups: Middlers (grades 7 through 8) and EYC (grades 9 through 12). Middlers and EYC meet regularly throughout the year.

Over 100 youth participate weekly as acolytes for our worship services, sing in the choir, serve on committees, and attend Christian Education on Sunday mornings. Solid Rock meets every Wednesday evening in the Vicarage for challenging discussions about how the Bible relates to each young person today and explorations of individual faith journeys. Activities throughout the year include game nights, rock climbing, ice skating, hiking, snow skiing, white water rafting, a Polaroid party and weekend retreats.



ACOLYTES

Acolyting is an opportunity for youth to become more deeply involved in the Sunday worship experience. Acolytes carry the cross, receive the offering from the ushers, process the Gospel book, and help prepare the table for communion. If you would like more information about acolyting or are interested in becoming an acolyte, please contact Raleigh Langley, our Minister with Youth, at 502-228-1176 ext. 3262.

Here is some helpful acolyting information:


BOY SCOUTS

Boy Scout Troop 109 is a community-based troop in the Seneca District of the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 109 has been scouting since 1934, has produced more than 100 Eagle Scouts, and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009. 


Weekly meetings are in the Vicarage basement every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.


For more information about Troop 109, click HERE.