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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 Wednesdays, immediately following the 6pm Mass and include dinner, activities, talks, music, small groups, and prayer.
High School Young Church (9th-12th)
The mission of the high school catechesis program is to build up a Young Church of missionary disciples of Jesus by reaching the poor and preaching the Gospel. We do this through intentional mentoring relationships, dynamic weekly programming, retreats, discipleship groups, and social activities. High School Young Church nights are Sundays, following the 4:30pm Mass and include dinner, activities, talks, music, small groups, and prayer.
Parents are the primary educators and catechists in the life of their children. Ideally, all catechesis would take place firstly in the home. We are happy to provide resources for parents to guide their children directly in growing and maturing in the faith.
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.