Youth Ministry

Contact: Jenny Zmarzly

Ministry Mission StatementOur catechists are volunteers who give generously of themselves.  They devote time to spread the message of our faith and to build up our faith community.  Most are not teachers by profession; however, all possess a love of the Church and a desire to help our children grow in the love of Jesus.  All catechists are required to:

  • Be in good standing with the Catholic Church, living their faith in their daily lives.
  • Attend regular catechetical meeting where continuing education takes place.
  • Conform to all Diocesan requirements including background screening, taking the Safe Haven, "It's Up To You" online course to help with the education on how to prevent child sexual abuse and how to recognize  and report all forms of child abuse.

Interested in volunteering?  Have you considered the CORE TEAM?

The CORE TEAM is a community of adults who choose to respond to their baptismal call by serving young people.  St. Francis youth ministry relies heavily on the time (from 5 - 7 hours a week) and talent of adults within the parish community who desire to share their faith, as well as to provide an example of one who lives the faith.  The team also assists the Youth Minister in various ways, such as:  leading small groups, providing a talk/testimony, keeping the order, etc.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the form below and indicate that you are interested.

Safe Environment Requirements:  All Members of Core Team must complete the Safe Haven - It's Up to You Online training.  Information on the Safe Haven - It's Up To You training can be found on the Safe Environment web page along with Diocesan background screening forms.


Religious Education Calendar

Religious Education & Youth Ministry Registration

Teaching Touching Safety Lessons

Confirmation Information

Confirmation Overview

Candidates Convenant

Certificate Information

Saint Report

Sponsor Certification

Stewardship Hour Log

Confirmation Frequently Asked Questions

To Read our Blog about our Trip to NCYC, please click on this link:  NCYC Blog

 Poland 2016


Thank you to all of the parishioners who supported and prayed for the four youths and two chaperones on their pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland.  The youths blogged and sent pictures and videos to the Island Packet each day.  If you are interested in seeing all any of the days of the blog or our pictures, please click on this link and it will take you directly to the Island Packet site.

To view photos from World Youth Day - Poland 2016, please click on this link to enter the Photo Gallery.

Youth Ministry


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