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Registration for the 2022-2023 Youth Catechesis year opens on July 11th! 

We want to partner with you to help get your kids to Heaven! At St. Francis, we believe that every child & teen is capable of great holiness and life in Christ. Registering for one of the youth catechesis options below will enroll your child(ren) for a year of weekly Catholic formation and ongoing parent support. See below for all of our catechesis & youth ministry options.
Annual Registration Cost:
  • 1 Student = $60
  • 2 or more students =$120

Sacrament Preparation (for Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation): you can let us know you are interested in preparing for a Sacrament this year as you complete the registration form.

CATECHESIS SESSIONS & TIMES

PK-3rd // Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a deeply transformative, Montessori-based method of Catechesis that has been leading our children to a genuine friendship with Jesus and a love for the Sacraments over the past 7 years. Learn more. Space is limited.

SESSIONS:

  • Sunday AM PreK – Kinder CGS (Level 1) 11:20 am-12:50 pm
  • Sunday PM PreK – Kinder CGS (Level 1) 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Monday PreK – Kinder CGS (Level 1) 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday PreK – Kinder CGS (Level 1) 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Sunday AM 1st -3rd Grades CGS (Level 2) 11:20 am-12:50 pm
  • Sunday PM 1st – 3rd Grade CGS (Level 2) 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Monday 1st-3rd Grade CGS (Level 2) 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 1st – 3rd Grade CGS (Level 2) 4:00-5:30 pm
1st-5th Grade // Traditional

Elementary Catechesis is for our children PreK-5th Grade who would like a more traditional approach to catechesis. Think classroom style, but still engaging and dynamic!

Sessions:

  • Sunday AM 1st grade Catechesis 11:20 am-12:50 pm
  • Sunday AM 2nd Grade Catechesis 11:20 am-12:50 pm
  • Sunday AM 3rd Grade Catechesis 11:20 am-12:50 pm
  • Sunday AM 4th Grade Catechesis 11:20 am-12:50 pm
  • Sunday AM 5th Grade Catechesis 11:20 am-12:50 pm
K-5th // Spanish

Spanish Elementary Catechesis is for our children K-5th Grade who would like a more traditional approach to catechesis. Think classroom style, but still engaging and dynamic!

Sessions (Spanish):

  • Wednesday PM Kindergarten Catechesis / 6:45 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM 1st Grade Catechesis / 6:45 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM 2nd Grade Catechesis / 6:45 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM 3rd Grade Catechesis / 6:45 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM 4th Grade Catechesis / 6:45 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM 5th Grade Catechesis / 6:45 – 8:00 pm
  • Spanish RCIA-AC (2nd Year) / 6:45 – 8:00 pm
6th to 8th Grade // Middle School

Our Middle School Ministry meets on Wednesday nights after the 6:00 pm Mass from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Learn more on our Youth Ministry website:

www.sfalivingsaints.com/middle-school

9th to 12th Grade // High School

Our High School Ministry meets on Sunday nights after the 4:30 pm Mass from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Learn more on our Youth Ministry website:

www.sfalivingsaints.com/high-school

Homeschool Catechesis (1st-12th Grade)

You can register for this homsechool catechesis option using the registration link above.

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.

Our parish uses My Catholic Faith Delivered for our home school curriculum. This is a self-paced, online program. If you’d like to preview the curriculum and lessons visit mycatholicfaithdelivered.com

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 Jackie Bedore at [email protected]

Children’s Catechesis (PK-5th)

The mission of the Pre-Kindergarten through 5th 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 (6th-8th)

Through intentional mentoring relationships, dynamic weekly programming, retreats, discipleship groups, and social activities, Middle School Saint Encounter provides an environment for 6th and 8th graders to encounter and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. MS Saint Encounter nights happen on Sundays, immediately following the 4:30 pm Mass and include dinner, activities, talks, music, small groups, and prayer.

High School (9th-12th)

High School Saint Experience 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.