Young students sit and read the bible together

The mission of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Youth Faith Formation 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.  Click on the programs listed below for more information about each.

For 2019-20 Youth Faith Formation Registration information, visit 19-20 YFF Registration.

Helpful links:

2019-20 Wednesday Calendar (PDF)

2019-20 Sunday YFF Calendar (PDF)

2019-20 First Reconciliation/First Communion Calendar (PDF)

Faith Formation Family Handbook (PDF)

YFF Volunteer Opportunities

Religious Education

Religious Education is a traditional classroom approach for Faith Formation for children in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.

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Sunday School

Sunday School is a traditional classroom approach to Faith Formation for children in Preschool and Pre-K.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based faith formation program for children preschool through 6th grade.

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EDGE is a youth ministry program for 7th & 8th grade youth that includes Faith Formation plus service, social, and spiritual opportunities.

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REACH is our adaptive classroom for students with special needs.

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For more information or questions about Youth Faith Formation, please contact the Faith Formation office at (515) 440-1030 or