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

Religious Education: St. Francis works with parents to conduct the Parish Religious Education Program. Loving their faith and enjoying children are two qualities for those who spend time handing our faith onto our children.

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

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.

Youth Group: This ministry can be a great asset to our youth from participating in a diocese outing, church camp, to a skating party. All youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join and participate in activities (in conjunction with St. Mary’s youth group) to be of service to our parish, our communities, and to provide fun and entertainment for our group.