Youth / Family Ministry

Where Faith and Fun Meet

Recognizing that the family is the basic unit of society, the ministry aims to provide our parishioners with programs and activities that address the faith/ spiritual and social needs of the family or individual at whichever point they are in their lives. We also provide service or outreach projects or opportunities to preach the Gospel without using words. We aim to provide a support system to new or transient families or individuals within St. Francis Xavier parish. We are only limited by the lack of volunteers to help us with new or ongoing programs.

Ministries within the Ministry

Teens in the Spirit Youth Ministry

Our Mission and our Goal

  • Guided by the Holy Spirit and inspired by the works and words of Jesus we aim to grow closer to Christ and grow in the knowledge and practice of our Catholic faith through spiritual, social and service activities aimed at serving our parish and community.
  • To provide our teens with life skills molding them into responsible, confident and well- rounded individuals empowered to be productive citizens of society. What we do
  • Lectionary readings and discussions
  • Speakers on hot topic issues
  • Participate in the annual Posada
  • Decorate the parish grounds for Christmas
  • Manna House
  • Holy Thursday torch bearers
  • Help with the Confirmation reception
  • Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC
  • National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
  • Advent Tree gift distribution
  • Participate in Wednesday evening Mass liturgy
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringers
  • Participate in leadership seminars
  • Host annual Easter egg hunt
  • Help with arts & crafts bazaar
  • Help with International Food Tasters
  • Service sleep-overs
  • Friend to each other

Come Meet Us

We gather on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7:30 pm in Xavier hall during the school year.


About The Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

The beginnings of the Church in this area of coastal Georgia date back some four hundred years, long before Oglethorpe established himself at Frederica. From 1566-1742 Spanish missionaries labored, suffered, and were martyred in this locality for the cause of the faith. In 1791 the island of Jekyll was purchased by the du Bignon family. From time to time the head of this family arranged to have a visiting priest celebrate Mass for his family and his slaves.

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Mass Times


SUNDAY 8:30 AM / 11 AM
6:00 PM (Spanish)

Daily Mass Info