Religious Formation/Education

St. Francis offers Religious Formation for all age groups.

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 7-12th grade.

Kids 4 Christ Vacation Bible School is offered in the summer

Little Flower Girls' Club is offered monthly.

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 cre@willard-oh.com

FAMILY BIBLE STUDY

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 6:30-7:45 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.  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.) 

October 10, November 14, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10 Potluck

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

Religious Education Calendar 2018-2019

RE= Religious Education)

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

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

 

September 2018

Sunday, Sept. 9: Welcome Back Cookout 11:30 am-1:00 pm in Fr. Nardecchia Hall

Wed., Sept. 12: First night of RE

Tues., Sept. 18: Adult Formation (Book Study: “Why Pray the Rosary, Why Now)

Wed., Sept. 19: RE grades 1-12

Tues., Sept. 25: Adult Formation (Book Study: “Why Pray the Rosary, Why Now)

Wed., Sept. 26: NO RE NOISE PARADE

Sunday, Sept. 30: Parish/School Festival

 

October 2018

Tues., Oct. 2: Adult Formation (Book Study: “Why Pray the Rosary, Why Now)

Wed., Oct. 3: RE grades 1-12

                        Canned Food Scavenger Hunt

Tues., Oct. 9: Adult Formation (Book Study: “Why Pray the Rosary, Why Now)

Wed., Oct 10: RE grades 1-12

                         Family Bible Study grades 1-6

Tues. Oct 16: Adult Formation (Book Study: “Why Pray the Rosary, Why Now)

Wed. Oct. 17: RE grades 1-12

Tues. Oct. 23: Adult Formation (Book Study: “Why Pray the Rosary, Why Now)

Wed. Oct. 24: RE grades 1-12

                        Confirmation Parent mtg. 7:10 pm

Wed. Oct. 31: RE (All classes 1-6 going to Holy Day of Obligation Mass at 7:00 p.m. Families please join us.)

 

November 2018

Saturday, Nov. 3: First Communion Parent Retreat 9-Noon

Wed. Nov. 7: NO RE Teacher conferences

Wed. Nov 14: Re grades 1-12

                         Family Bible Study grades 1-6

                         (Confirmation information form due)

Wed. Nov. 21: NO RE Happy Thanksgiving

Wed. Nov. 28: RE grades 1-12

Sun. Nov. 25: Rite of Enrolment for First Communion

Thurs. Nov. 29: Kids 4 Christ

 

NO RE Classes Dec. 5-Jan. 2

Wed. Dec. 5: Grades 7-12 Writing letters from Santa (Youth Activity) 7:00 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 12: grades 7-12 Making cookies for service (Youth Activity) 7:00 p.m.

Thurs. Dec. 6: Kids 4 Christ

Thurs. Dec. 13: Kids 4 Christ

January 2019

Wed. Jan. 9: RE grades 1-12

                       Family Bible Study grades 1-6

Wed. Jan. 16: RE grades 1-12

                       (Confirmation Saint Report due)

Sun. Jan. 20: First Reconciliation

Wed. Jan. 23: RE grades 1-12

                        (Confirmation Letter to Fr. George due.)

Wed. Jan. 30: RE grades 1-12

                        (Confirmation Service Report due)

February 2019

Wed. Feb. 6: RE grades 1-12

Wed. Feb. 13: RE grades 1-12

                         Family Bible Study grades 1-6

Wed. Feb. 20: RE grades 1-12

Wed. Feb. 27: RE grades 1-12

 

March 2019

Wed. Mar. 6: RE Ash Wed. (All classes going to Mass at 7:00 p.m. Families please join us.)

Wed. Mar. 13: RE grades 1-12

                           Family Bible Study grades 1-6

Thurs. Mar. 14: Kids 4 Christ

Saturday, March 16: Confirmation at the Toledo Cathedral 2535 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43610 11:00 a.m. (Need to be in seats by 10:30 a.m.)

Wed. Mar. 20: RE grades 1-12 (Bishop Thomas – Bring a friend to dinner 7-12)

Thurs. Mar. 21: Kids 4 Christ

Wed. Mar. 27: RE grades 1-12

Thurs. Mar. 28: Kids 4 Christ

 

April 2019

Wed. Apr. 3: RE grades 1-12

Wed. Apr. 10: RE grades 1-12

                          Family Bible Study Pot Luck grades 1-6

Friday, Apr. 12: First Communion Family Retreat & Practice 5:00 p.m. starting in church

Wed. Apr. 17: NO RE

Wed. Apr. 24: RE grades 1-12

Sunday, Apr. 28: First Communion – Mass 10:30 a.m. Pictures after Mass

 

Wed. May 8: Mother/Daughter Banquet

June 28-30: YES Youth Elect Service

July 9-11: VBS Vacation Bible School

Wed. Sept. 11: First Night of RE