Classes for Children, Teens, and Families


The Goal of all catechesis is to help put people in communion with Jesus Christ (CCC, #426) leading them to live as His disciples.  This task of forming our children as disciples is a shared task between parents and Church.  Your home serves as part of the "domestic Church" where your children learn from you as parents how to live the faith.  We are so grateful that you come to St. Francis de Sales, entrusting us to provide you support in this important task.  It is a great joy to work with families living out the promise they made at their child's baptism, to bring that child up in the faith (Code of Canon Law 774-2).

Our programs do not replace, but rather support the Catholic Faith already being shared in the home, encourages a communal understanding of the Gospel, and focuses on some age appropriate doctrinal teachings.  This is accomplished through scripture, stories, activities, service and the interactions between peers and adults.

To learn more about our programs, use the links below for detailed information.  To learn how to register for our programs, click here.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the parish office.

Traditional Programs (Grades 1 - 12)
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
@St. Francis de Sale's Lower Level

Our traditional programs are for our youth and are lead by our staff and volunteers.

Family Program (Grades 1-12)
Sundays (once a month), 3:30 to 6:30 pm
@Corpus Christi Center

The whole family is invited to participate in this program.  It is geared to help the entire family grow in their faith individually and as a family.

Christian Initiation of Children Programs (Grades 2-12)
@St. Francis de Sale's Lower Level

Our "CIC" programs are geared toward helping children and families who have been away from the Church get reacquainted with the faith and prepare for sacraments.

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