St. Francis Youth Site

St. Francis Church offers many programs for our children and young adults.  

Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM). The St. Francis CYM ensures our high school students stay active in the community!  CYM members meet once a month, usually after 9:30 Mass the first Sunday of each month.  In addition to their regular meetings, CYM members participate in elderly activities at the nursing home and also host kid’s day with many fun activities. The group isn’t all about work, they enjoy an annual float trip and conference convention. Also, they are active in the deanery sports including: basketball, volleyball, softball, and the dodge ball tournament. 
Follow us on our St. Francis Aviston CYM Facebook Site for current events! 

Parish School of Religion (PSR).  The St. Francis PSR program focuses on our youth from first through eighth grade.  Morning religion classes are help Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 07:30 until 08:15.  The children attend Mass on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 07:30 until 08:10.  To join us, download and complete the PSR Application Form and turn into into the St. Francis Parish Office.

Sunday School.  The St. Francis Sunday School program offers our three year olds through Kindergarteners an opportunity to begin discovering God. Sunday School is held on Sundays during 9:30 Mass from September through May. 

Vacation Bible School (VBS).  St. Francis is proud to offer a one week VBS program during the summer months. The program is developed for children from Kindergarten through sixth grade.  It is typically held the first full week of July, following the July 4th holiday.  The 9:00-12:00 daily program includes Bible scriptures, activities and more!  **2020 session canceled due to COVID-19**

Scholarship Information

Click the image below to download the 2020 Ratermann Family Scholarship application form.  
Complete the form and then turn it into the St. Francis Parish Office. 

Confirmation Student Information

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Other Informational Sites

Realfaith TV.  Realfaith TV, produced by the diocese of Trenton, has been captivating teen viewers since its premier in 2000. It helps teens figure out how their relationship with Christ makes a difference with a math test, or a friend who is breaking up with a boyfriend…it’s a show where real life and faith come together. Visit Realfaith TV now at:

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth
Mater Dei Catholic High School Life Teen
Religious Vocation Discernment Guide OYE Magazine
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service  Camp Ondessonk
Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry  




CYM Meetings
After 9:30 Mass
First Sunday of the Month

Join Us For PSR! 
(Parish School of Religion)

Religion Classes:  
Mon, Wed & Fri

Church Service:  
Tues & Thurs