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Children's Faith Formation Ministries
2023/2024 Registration is Open
In-person classes for students in 1st through 8th grades
2023-2024 Children's Faith Formation Registration
Step 1 - Send an email to DFF@stfrancisparish.com, or call 916-443-8084 (9am-12pm M-F),
Step 2 - Confirm registration
Step 3 - Pay the Fee(s)
Step 4 - Submit baptismal certificate
For the baptism of infants and children through First Grade, please refer to the Children’s Baptism tab under Sacraments on the parish web site menu.
First Communion and Reconciliation Preparation
Children who are already baptized normally receive First Communion and Reconciliation (Confession) in Second Grade after a two-year preparation in our parish school or Faith Formation Program. Dates for the celebration of these sacraments, and any additional activities, have not yet been determined.
Children who are baptized and have received First Communion and Reconciliation normally receive Confirmation in the Seventh Grade after a two-year preparation in our parish school or Faith Formation Program. In addition to two years of classroom attendance, Confirmation candidates also participate in a diocesan Confirmation Conference, a parish retreat, and an interview process. Dates for the celebration of Confirmation and any related activities have not yet been determined.
RCIA for Children
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is adapted for school age children and teens over the age of 7 who have missed Sacraments of Initiation. This includes:
This is a two-year process - a year of Inquiry to learn about the Catholic faith followed by a Catechumenate year. Children and teens in this process receive all the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion - at the Easter Vigil on the night before Easter. Contact the Faith Formation Team at DFF@stfrancisparish.com for more information.
The Little Lambs program for Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten groups is still suspended temporarily.
Children's Liturgy of the Word