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 understand 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 generations, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in parish life.

Special Needs

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


Registration for 2019-2020 Children’s Catechesis is currently closed. Contact us for more information or questions.

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For more information on Children’s Catechesis (PK-6) at St. Francis, including enrolling your child or becoming a catechist, please contact:

Children’s Catechesis
Laura Nelson // 817-481-2685 ext. 241 //

Hispanic Ministry & Spanish Catechesis
Please contact the parish office.

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 4-6) and Level 2 (for ages 7-9). 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 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.

Homeschool Online 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. For more information about this option, click the button below.