Religious Formation/Education

St. Francis offers Religious Formation for all age groups. Grades K-12

Come Gather the Children (Liturgy of the Word) is offered from September - May during 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Kids 4 Christ is offered during Advent and Lent. 4 year olds-4th graders

Religious Education classes are held September - April for grades 1-12. Grades 1-6 meet from 6:45-7:45 p.m. and 7-12 meet from 7-8:00 p.m. in the school.

Family Bible Study is the second Wednesday of the month October-April for grades 1-6, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

First Communion Preparation is generally done in Second grade.

Confirmation Preparation is generally done in eighth grade.

Youth Group is a year round program for 9-12th grade.

Kids 4 Christ Vacation Bible School is offered in the summer. Look for dates in the bulletin

Little Flower Girls' Club is offered monthly on a Thursday evening 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The St. Francis Xavier School is for grades K-6.  Check out the school.

For more information or to register your child for Religious Education or Sacramental preparation, please contact Sheila Hershiser CRE at 419-935-1149 or


We are going to continue Family Bible Study this year on the SECOND Wednesday of the month. This is for the entire family but at least one adult needs to be there. (Parents, Grandparent, Godparent, etc.)  It is a new approach to helping families talk about our faith.  It will be held from 6:45 -7:45 pm and will be held in Fr. Nardecchia hall for grades 1-6. The K of C will be providing food again this year for your family.  This night counts as a RE night for all grades. 

After we eat, you will work together as a family on Bible verses to better understand them and the Bible. All materials provided. (Bring your Bible. If you don’t have one, it will be provided also.) 


Family Bible Study nights 2020 are as follows: 

October 10, November 14, January 8, February 12, March 11, ending on April 8 Ice cream social

Hard copy of Religious Education packets can be picked up in church. They will be mailed the first part of September

Religious Education Calendar 2020                 

RE= Religious Education)

RE times – Grades 1-6 - 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Grades 7-12 - 7-8:00 p.m.



January 6: School Resumes

Wed. Jan. 8: RE grades 1-12 Confirmation Saint Report due

January 9: School Council Meeting…..7:00 p.m.

January 10: End of 2nd 9 weeks

Tues. Jan 14: Adult Formation

Wed. Jan. 15: RE grades 1-12 Confirmation Letter to Fr. Due

Thurs. Jan. 16: Little Flowers Girls Club

Mon. Jan 20: NO School

Tues. Jan 21: Adult Formation

January 21: Grade Cards go home…please sign and return envelope

Wed. Jan 22: RE grades 1-12 Confirmation Service Report due

Tues. Jan 28: Adult Formation

Wed. Jan. 29: RE grades 1-12

            School Delayed Start

January 26 – Feb 1: Catholic Schools Week



Tues. Feb. 4: Adult Formation

Wed. Feb. 5: RE grades 1-12

Tues Feb. 11: Adult Formation

Wed. Feb. 12: RE grades 1-12

February 13: School Council Meeting…..7:00 p.m.

February 16: Confirmation Retreat at Holy Trinity Activity Center, Bucyrus  2:00 p,m. 

Mon. Feb. 17: NO School

Tues. Feb. 18: Adult Formation

February  18: Midterms go home…..please sign and return envelope

Wed. Feb. 19: RE grades 1-12

Thurs. Feb. 20: Little Flowers Girls Club

Tues. Feb. 25: Adult Formation

Wed. Feb. 26: Ash Wed RE grades 1-12

            School Delayed Start

Thurs. Feb 27: Kids 4 Christ

February 27: Academic Fair Set up



March 1: First Reconciliation at 2:00 p.m

March 1: Academic Fair Viewing  

             -           SFX Open House

March 1-6: Scholastic Book Fair

Tues. Mar. 3: Adult Formation

Wed. March 4: RE grades 1-12

Thurs. March 5: Kids 4 Christ.

Sun. March 8: Daylight Savings Time

Wed. March 11: RE grades 1-12

Thurs. March 12: Kids 4 Christ

March 12: School Council Meeting…..7:00 p.m.

Wed. March 18: RE grades 1-12

Thurs. March 19: Little Flowers Girls Club

March 20: End of 3rd Nine Weeks

Wed. March 25: RE grades 1-12

            School Delayed Start

Sun. March 29: Confirmation 3:00 p.m. St. Bernards in New Washington

March 30:  Grade Cards go home…..please sign and return envelope



Wed. Apr. 1: RE grades 1-12

Fri. April 3: First Communion Family Retreat & Practice 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Wed. Apr. 8: RE grades 1-12

April 10-17: NO School Spring Break

Wed. Apr. 15: NO RE Spring Break

Wed. April 22: RE grades 1-12

Sun. April 26: First Communion Mass at 10:30 a.m. Mass

Wed. April 29: RE grades 1-12


May 5: National Teacher Day

May 10: Mother’s Day

May 13: 2 hour delayed start…school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Wed. May 13: Mother/Daughter Banquet

May 14: School Council Meeting…..7:00 p.m.

May 22: Kindergarten Graduation Mass….9:00 a.m. (tentative)

May 25: No School – Memorial Day!

May 28: 6th Grade Promotion Mass…..7:00 p.m. (tentative)

May 29: Last Day of School – Grade Cards will be sent home with your child if all school fees have been paid


June 1: Teacher work day


** Calendar is subject to change

Vacation Bible School--Tentative dates to be announced