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Registration for In-Person Catechesis for the 2021-2022 Youth Catechesis year is currently closed. Online registration is still available for our asynchronous online home school option using the button to the right.
For questions and information contact the following staff members:
Special Needs

If your child has special needs that require assistance in the classroom, please contact Laura Nelson at [email protected]


PK – 6th Children’s Catechesis in English

SUNDAYS / PK-6th grade / 11:20-12:50 pm
SUNDAYS / PK-3rd grade / 6:00-7:30 pm
MONDAY / PK-3rd grade / 4:30-6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY / PK-3rd grade / 4:00-5:30 pm

K-6th Children’s Catechesis in Spanish WEDNESDAY / 6:45 – 8:00 pm

7th-12th Middle and High School Young Church SUNDAYS / 5:45-7:30 pm

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)

High School Young Church is our main outreach to teens in 9th-12th grade. We meet immediately after the 4:30 pm Mass on Sunday nights in the Family Life Center for fellowship, prayer, and a great message about Jesus. Friends are always welcome! Students who would like to participate regularly are asked to register for a small group.

Homeschool Youth Catechesis Option

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.