YOUNG CHURCH 2019-2020

Dear families, 

We’re always looking for ways to improve the quality of our ministry here at SFA Young Church. After lots of prayer and discernment, as well as receiving input from parents and current volunteers, and in consultation with Father Sojan, we are thrilled to announce that we have decided to host Middle School and High School Young Church both on Sunday nights from 6pm-8pm, starting this Fall.

This change will allow us to allocate more resources to each Young Church night, raising the quality and effectiveness of our ministry. 

This would also give our younger students an opportunity to see the witness and example of the high school students. Finally, this transition will free up Wednesday nights for things like volunteer training, student outreach, Bible studies, and offsite teen Discipleship Groups, to name a few. 

At the start of each night, both Middle School and High School will check in together Sundays at 6 PM, after the 4:30 PM Mass in the Multipurpose Room of the Family Life Center for dinner and a game.  After that, the groups will split to different locations in the parish buildings for age-appropriate content and small group discussion with their peers (when necessary).  Finally, all Young Church will come back together in the Multipurpose Room around 7:30pm for a prayer & worship experience before being dismissed at 8 PM. 

We can’t wait to see how God continues to work in the lives of our students. To join the mission as a volunteer, click HERE. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sam (7th and 8th Grade) at sford@sfatx.org or Tim (9th - 12th Grade) at tjara@sfatx.org.   

Registration for classes opens on Wednesday, April 24th !  


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DIY PRAYER SPACE

Create a Prayer Space in your home to make daily prayer more accessible. We recommend clearing out a space in a bedroom or closet where you can place a chair, small end-table, and lamp. Then supply the space with: A Catholic Bible, a crucifix, and a personal prayer journal for each member of the family, other prayer resources such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, books on the saints, and scriptural reflections. Any other Catholic art, images, and content are great! Have fun and be creative! For a quick prayer guide to print and hang on the wall, click the Prayer Resource button.