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"It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is he who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal."/JP II -World Youth Day, Rome 2000
Welcome! The St Francis youth ministry program is open to all Middle and High School teens who want to have fun, learn about your faith, grow closer to God and make new friends.
FRED stands for Saint Francis Religious EDucation. Chances are, you are in high school, or will be some day. FRED is a high school youth program run through St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood.
If you are in high school, then consider yourself a part of FRED. Now all you have to do is show up! We have a WEEKLY YOUTH MASS AT 5 PM ON SUNDAYS. After Mass, we all meet downstairs for some kick butt, in your face, how 'bout them apples youth gathering.
Every week guarantees fun, food, lots of friends, new people to meet, discussions and talks about God and what Jesus is all about, games, activities, prizes, skits, comedy, music, and much, much more.
Also join us through out the year for our Bible Study, Spring and Fall retreats, service projects, Work camps, pilgrimages lock outs and many other snap happy group activities like:
The great part is, here at FRED, we don't care where you are from, what religion you are, if your white, black, red, yellow, green, or any other color, or if you listen to rap, country, rock and roll, or oldies, you are welcome here!! This is a Catholic youth program, and you get to learn more about the Catholic faith, but all are welcome, cause we think that learning about Jesus is just about the coolest thing in the world!!
FRED is open to all high school students in grades 9 through 12
The FRED group meets most Sunday nights 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Parish Center under the church
Check out the FRED group on Facebook
Not in high school yet? Check out FRED Jr.
Are You a Leader??? If you are interested in developing your leadership skills contact Sue about the CORE planning team. The planning team meets Monday nights to plan and evaluate FRED Sunday night activities.
"Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe,