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Catechesis Registration is now open for Children’s Catechesis (PK-6th) and Middle School & High School Young Church (7th-12th). Both in-person and online/homeschool catechesis options will be available.  Please note that in-person spaces (especially for children’s catechesis) will be limited and first come, first serve. Please watch the videos for all the details. Registration will close August 31! 

Please note: We have changed the start date for in-person catechesis to the week of Sunday, September 27.

In the videos below, hear directly from Laura Nelson, coordinator of children’s catechesis, and Tim Jara, director of youth ministry, on how we’re adapting to COVID this upcoming year, including our planned in-person and online options. They have also provided a brief video tutorial on how to register using our online system.

Special Needs

If your child has special needs that require assistance in the classroom, please contact Laura Nelson at for more information.

Children’s Catechesis (PK-6th)

The mission of the Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade Catechesis Program is to bring alive the faith of our children through their natural curiosity and desire for truth while demonstrating God’s love to them so that they may return that love with enthusiasm throughout their lives. Classes are offered at various times throughout the week to accommodate the most schedules as possible.

Middle School Young Church (7th-8th)

Through intentional mentoring relationships, dynamic weekly programming, retreats, discipleship groups, and social activities, Middle School Young Church provides an environment for 7th and 8th graders to encounter and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. MSYC nights happen on Sundays, immediately following the 4:30pm Mass and include dinner, activities, talks, music, small groups, and prayer.

High School Young Church (9th-12th)

Our vision is for every student to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus, grow as a disciple, and serve Jesus on mission. A great place to start is by participating in The Search; a weekly series designed to help high school students explore life’s biggest questions, make new friends, and encounter Jesus. The Search is offered on Sunday nights in the Fall and the Spring. Students who would like to deepen their relationship with Jesus are invited to join a Discipleship Group.

Homeschool Catechesis

Parents are the primary educators and catechists in the life of their children. Ideally, all catechesis would primarily take place in the home. We are happy to provide resources for parents to guide their children directly in growing and maturing in the faith.

Adult Catechesis

At St. Francis we take seriously our mission of Building a Church of Missionary Disciples by Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Reaching the Poor.  We want you live out this call within our parish family and in your own personal life.  One of the most important ways you can become a missionary disciple is to grow in your relationship with Christ and his Church through ongoing catechesis.