Children's Catechesis (PK - 6th)
The first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it.
Our goal is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of Church life. It embraces all ages and generation, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in Church life.
REGISTRATION FOR CATECHESIS
Registration for Youth Catechesis is currently closed. The link to register for the 2018-2019 year will be posted here around May 1. If you need to inquire about catechesis for this school year, please contact the parish office or the contact person listed on this page.
For more information on Children’s Catechesis (PK-6) at St. Francis, including enrolling your child or becoming a catechist, please contact:
Laura Nelson // 817-481-2685 ext. 241 // email@example.com
Hispanic Ministry & Spanish Catechesis
Sr. Yolanda Pineda // 817-481-2685 ext. 239 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Francis!
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a religious education curriculum for ages 3-12 that builds upon a child’s natural sense of wonder and their need to learn through rich sensory experiences in order to help the child fall in love with God. St. Francis of Assisi is excited to currently host Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level I (for ages 3-6). Because this is a program that requires significant training and preparation to implement, spaces are limited. Watch the video below for more information!
If you’re interested in learning more about this program, contact Laura Nelson at email@example.com or by phone at 817-481-2685 ext 241.
Hear from some of our parents and catechists about CGS here at St. Francis parish.
Listen as our Coordinator of Children’s Catechesis, Laura Nelson, explains Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Watch this video demonstrating Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the impact it can have on children and families.
Level I Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course for Adult Volunteers
St. Francis is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a Level I Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course for adult volunteers here at SFA! St. Francis of Assisi parish currently offers Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level I for ages 3-6. Because this is a program that requires significant training and preparation to implement, spaces are limited. However, if more adult volunteers are trained in the program, the hope is that we can open more spots for the children of our parish to encounter Jesus Christ in this powerful and unique catechetical program!
If you’re interested in serving the children of our parish to help them cultivate a genuine relationship with Christ, contact Laura Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 817-481-2685 ext 241 for more information about training, which will begin the first weekend in May.
Homeschool Online Catechesis Option
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. For more information about this option, click the button below.