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. 
- 2020-21 Update: Due to COVID-19, the above schedule is changed. Follow the 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. Classes will be held at the St. Francis Parish Center beginning in September 2020. 
- 1st - 4th grade students will meet on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:15.
- 5th - 8th grade students will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30.
To enroll your child, please complete the Online PSR Registration Form under the "Links & Forms" tab of this website.

Sunday School.  The St. Francis Sunday School program offers our three year olds through Kindergarteners an opportunity to begin discovering God. Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-classroom sessions throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Sunday School Kits will be available on a monthly basis. If you are interested in having a Kit of Bible Stories, crafts and activities, complete the Online Sunday School Registration Form under the "Links & Forms" tab of this website.

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 UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, VBS is canceled.

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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National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
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CYM Meetings
After 9:30 Mass
First Sunday of the Month

Join Us For PSR! 
(Parish School of Religion)

Religion Classes:  
Mon, Wed & Fri
7:30-8:15am

Church Service:  
Tues & Thurs 
7:30-8:10am