The mission of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Religious Education program is to consistently and constantly extend Jesus’ invitation to discipleship and to provide students with age-appropriate catechesis guided by biblical faith, the teachings of the Church, and a clear vision of the Gospel. We strive to offer a quality religious education program that provides faith formation for your children as well as the opportunity to pray together and form community with the other members of our program.
Curriculum - GRADES K - 5
The students in grades K-5 use the Finding God series published by Loyola Press. The title, Finding God: Our Response to God's Gifts, reflects the inspiration of St. Ignatius of Loyola and is designed to help students to recognize the presence of God in their lives and to know God in a personal way. The series weaves together experiences in prayer, scripture, Catholic social teaching and liturgy. The themes of this program are: God, Jesus, The Church, The Sacraments and Morality. These themes are incorporated into each grade level.
Curriculum - GRADE 6
As this age transitions into middle school, the curriculum is designed to foster small group discussion. The youth in grade 6 use the EDGE curriculum in a traditional classroom setting. This series is designed to address our pre-teen’s real-life issues and help connect their lives with their Catholic faith. The youth will focus their year on three main topics: the Old Testament, the Mass, and the Rosary.
Religious Education takes place on Wednesday evenings September through April. Classes are held every Wednesday and not over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Spring Break.
Sessions are offered at two times:
Our Youth Faith Formation programs rely on parents, families and parishioners as volunteers to support our children as they grow in their faith. Each of the volunteer roles are either 100% Tuition Waived or 50% Tuition Refunded. If you are interesting in learning more about the volunteer opportunities, please visit Youth Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities.
For more information about Religious Education or if you are interested in volunteering, contact Christen Cota, Faith Formation Director, at 515.440.1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.