Faith Formation

The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch,
but also in communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ. GDC #80

By age...

Youth Age 4 through 6 (coming soon)
Youth Grades 1 through 12 

Helpful Links...

Faith Formation Calendar
Faith Formation Schedules (coming soon)
Youth and Family Program Registration 2014/2015

In the Acts of the Apostles, we learn about the formation of community.  Just as the followers of Jesus gathered in fellowship, in community, the people of St. Francis belong to a community.  We gather in prayer, in service, to praise, and to give thanks.  We also gather to share our faith and learn from our brothers and sisters in Christ.  These experiences encourage our individual and collective transformation (conversion) and formation (nurture) of our relationship with Jesus Christ.

At St. Francis de Sales, we strive to make faith formation a life-long experience.  We take serious our role in forming adults, children, and youth to live as disciples who live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every day life. 

You are encouraged to take a look at our programs, processes, and preparations.  Links are provided on the right side of this page for the various age groups.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the parish office.



Welcome!  We are so glad to have you looking at the RCIA process here at Holy Family.  Holy Family welcomes persons seeking to learn about Christ and His Church any time during the year.  Our process starts through a meeting with our RCIA Coordinator.  If you fill out and submit the form below, our coordinator will contact you about setting up a meeting.

The Journey


The Church refers to one's time spent learning and growing closer to God and His Church as a journey.  The journey through this initiation process has four periods.  These periods vary in time, but are to mark one’s maturing faith as he/she continues on this journey. 

The following outline is for someone who starts the process who has not been Baptized.

Period of Inquiry: The first period is the initial interest of becoming Catholic Christians called Inquiry. 

Rite of Christian Initiation (Adults and Children)


“The RCIA is for adults [and children over the age of six]  who, after hearing the mystery of Christ Proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts.  By God’s help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully.” (Catholic Rites Today)

Baptism Preparation Session

Repeats every month on July, August, September, October, November on the first Tuesday until Tue Nov 04 2014 .
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:45pm
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:45pm

The Baptism Preparation is an evening session from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  It includes discussions of Catholic parenting and the Rite of Baptism.  This session is usually held on the first Tuesday of each month in church.  No advance registration is needed for this session.  

Upcoming dates for this session are: 

  • July 1, 2014