Christian Education

The Christian Education Committee is responsible for planning and providing educational activities and events for the children and adults of our church family.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RICA)

Each Easter we welcome into our community people who have found a spiritual home in the Roman Catholic Church. They come to this decision through prayer, study, and discussion with members of the parish.

You are invited to walk with them on their journey of faith as a sponsor or a catechist. Sessions begin in late September and run through Easter.

Religious Education

St. Francis volunteers conduct the Parish Religious Education Program from October until May for children who are grade 4 through High School age and who do not attend Catholic school.   Loving their faith and enjoying children are two qualities for those who spend time handing our faith onto our children. Catechists are needed. You need not be a master educator as training and materials are provided.  Parents must attend the monthly class and provide weekly lessions on a home school basis, materials provided.  Volunteers are needed to continue this program.

Sacramental Preparation

This committee also assists families with sacramental preparation and coordination of these special events with Fr. Lerma, the Liturgy Committee and our choirs.