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Education & Formation


Promotes Education...


As our parish mission proclaims, “…We commit ourselves to live in communion with God, others, and all of creation to create a more just world through sacraments and worship, learning and service.” The Education and Formation area of parish life focuses on deepening our relationship to God and one another, and growing in faith. This is a life-long commitment, and the parish provides opportunities for growth at every age.

These ministries and organizations promote the religious education of all members of the parish, at all ages.

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Baptismal Prep Team



The team leads the baptismal preparation classes for parents of babies about to be baptized and assists the priests behind the scenes with the baptism ceremonies.  This rewarding opportunity is a great chance to welcome new babies to the parish and guide families through this special time in their life.


Time Commitment:

We provide training and “on-the-job shadowing” to all new volunteers.  We meet as a group once or twice per year.  Generally we rotate responsibilities individually or as couples between the classes (this requires 2 hours on the 4th Thursday evening of each month) and baptism ceremonies (2 hours on the 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons of each month).  Depending on the size of our group, this results in volunteering a couple of hours every month or two.

Please email Matthew and Kathryn Kanzer if interested or for additional information.
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“By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”     Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285 . . .

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Marriage Preparation: Prepare / Enrich

St. Francis works with a marriage preparation program called Prepare/Enrich which provides the engaged couple an online assessment in areas including communication, conflict resolution, money management, spiritual beliefs, and more. . . .

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Adult Faith Formation

Formation in our Catholic faith is a life-long process!  As we continue to age and encounter new life experiences, we are constantly being called to examine our relationship with God and to grow as disciples of Christ.  St. Francis . . .

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Family and School Association

The St. Francis Xavier Family and School Association, better known as FSA, provides the supportive link between the families and school.  We are comprised of five board members, 40 different committees and hundreds of volunteers.  . . .

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For information, please visit the Youth Ministry website .  Open this article to access the link.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

“ …one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all and in all.  Creator of all.” —  Ephesian 4:5-6   Description:  Rite of . . .

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Religious Education Advisory Board

For information, please visit the Religious Education webpage: Advisory Board For Religious Ed Catechists information, please visit the Religious Education webpage: Volunteer   Please open this article for . . .

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Small Faith Groups

JOIN A SMALL FAITH GROUP THIS LENT   Do you want to dive more deeply into your Lenten experience this year?   Are you seeking opportunities for relaxed-yet-focused conversation about faith and finding God in . . .

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SPRED (Special Religious Development)

  The goal of SPRED is for catechists and friends to form a community of faith in which everyone experiences the presence of God.  We are committed to the belief that every person deserves an opportunity to grow in faith . . .

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