More than just Sunday school!

Faith Formation is more than just Sunday school for our youngest members! It is helping our parishioners to see their Catholic faith as a way of life and their relationship with God as an everlasting bond. We invite all to take part in Faith Formation activities including classes and gatherings on Sundays or through the week, worship at Mass, celebration of Sacraments, service activities, and community celebrations. When we come together and encounter others, we encounter Christ. In experiencing how Christ works through others, we can see more clearly how Christ may be working in our own lives. Please consider becoming more involved in a new activity! God always has his hand outstretched to you with an invitation to a deeper relationship.

For children in grades K through 8, our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) classes are offered every Sunday from 8:45-9:45 am, between the two morning Masses, beginning on Catechetical Sunday in September through the end of April.

For our youngest members, we offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 10 am Sunday Mass for children age 3 through first grade.

First Reconciliation/First Communion preparation classes are for children in second grade, including those attending Catholic school, and are held at the same time as PREP classes.

The Diocese requires Sacramental preparation for Confirmation be a 2 year program. This means students who attend St. Francis Central Catholic must successfully complete their 8th grade religion class.

Students who do not attend St. Francis Central Catholic must complete an 8th grade (Sunday at St. Francis de Sales) religion class. For year two, students shall complete the Confirmation program, this includes attending the 10am Mass once a month, sitting as a group. Class follows until 1:00pm.

Students must fulfill all requirements of the Sacramental program. Students must be registered in August. An informational parent meeting is held each September, early in the month. Please be sure to listen and watch for announcements on all communication venues (Parish Bulletin, Social Media and screens in the Gathering Space) in July.

The OCIA is a discernment and preparation process for adults who wish to be baptized, become a Catholic, or to complete one’s Catholic initiation. Beginning in September, you’ll gather in a small group setting to learn more about the Catholic faith. Weekly sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare you to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter.

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In addition to Sunday morning classes, middle school students are invited to attend Edge Nights on Fridays from 7-9 pm. Edge is a Catholic Middle School Ministry that offers food, fun, faith, and fellowship for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

Faith Formation for Adults includes Scripture Study every other Tuesday at 9 am. Book Study Group for Adults on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, and a variety of video series by Word of Fire Catholic Ministries with Bishop Robert Barron, are held several times throughout the year.

For more information on any of our Faith Formation programs, please call the Parish Office or email Director of Religious Education Karen Modzik at karenmodzikdre@gmail.com

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Weekly Mass Schedule

Sunday 8:00am & 10:00am
Monday 8:30am
Tuesday 8:30am
Wednesday 7:00pm
Thursday 8:30am
Friday 7:30am
Saturday 5:15pm

Holy Day Masses as listed in the bulletin

Weekday Masses are in the Daily Mass Chapel (enter by the side door to the left of the front entrance) except for School Masses (typically Thursdays).

Penance & Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm or by appointment.

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