Religious Education

Our vibrant Religious Education program offers classes for students K - 8 on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.  For information on our youth program, please call the parish office. 962-8626.

Director of Religious Education:  Lucia Bim-Merle.   Office Phone: (219) 962-4507

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Registration for our RE Program takes place on:

Sunday, Aug. 19th from 9:00am - 2:00pm.  
Cost is $90 per child, $130 for two & $170 for family.

$10 discount for early registration before Sept. 1st.

Upcoming Sacrament Dates:

  • FIRST CONFESSION: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

  • FIRST COMMUNION: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am

  • CONFIRMATION: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm

  First Communion Class of 2018! May Jesus always reside in your hearts!

First Communion Class of 2018! May Jesus always reside in your hearts!

  Confirmation Class of 2018! May the Holy Spirit burn brightly in your lives!

Confirmation Class of 2018! May the Holy Spirit burn brightly in your lives!

  One of our Catechism Bowl teams at the annual Catechism Bowl contest! They did a great job and came in 2nd place!

One of our Catechism Bowl teams at the annual Catechism Bowl contest! They did a great job and came in 2nd place!

Below is a video highlight of our St. Joselito Feast Day Procession with some of our RE Students

 Our Confirmation Class attending a NET Retreat on Dec. 7, 2016! It was a fun day of prayer, reconciliation and activities.

Our Confirmation Class attending a NET Retreat on Dec. 7, 2016! It was a fun day of prayer, reconciliation and activities.

  The Religious Education Students will present a Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm with Mass to follow at 4:00 pm

The Religious Education Students will present a Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm with Mass to follow at 4:00 pm

  Our 7th Grade Girls class presenting their "Inspiration Award". Hats off to these young ladies who presented beautiful testimonies about the people who inspire them. Thanks to Mrs. Juana Gutierrez for a fabulous job teaching these young ladies!

Our 7th Grade Girls class presenting their "Inspiration Award". Hats off to these young ladies who presented beautiful testimonies about the people who inspire them. Thanks to Mrs. Juana Gutierrez for a fabulous job teaching these young ladies!

Welcome to the St. Francis Xavier Religious Education Program!

Announcements/Anuncios: All announcements/cancellations will be posted online on these resources:

www.francis-xavier-ls.net

Facebook: St. Francis Xavier Parish

Smartphone App:  myParish(You may find this on the iTunes store)

Class Calendar/Guidelines Please keep the class calendar available throughout the year. Be sure to review the Guidelines with your children.  Por favor esten atentos al calendario para todo el año. Por favor de revisar las reglas del programa con sus niños


Sacrament Dates/Fechas de los Sacramentos:

  1. First Reconciliation - Monday, March 12, 2018 – 5:00 pm

  2. Confirmation – April 20, 2018 – 6:00 pm

  3. First Holy Communion - Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 10:00 am

First Day of Class/Primer día  Please have your child bring their “Welcome/Bienvenido” slip to give to their teachers on the first day of class.  Por favor, que traiga su hijo/a su "Welcome / Bienvenido” forma para dar a sus catequistas el primer día de clase.

Prayer/Devotion begins at home  Parents are the primary educators of their children in the faith.  We are here to assist you in their faith formation.  Please keep faith ALIVE at home! Pray with your children every day! Talk to them about their classes.  Go to Mass each Sunday.  Practice living the joy of the Gospel at home!   Los padres son los primeros educadores de sus hijos en la fe. Estamos aquí para asistirle en la formación de su fe. Por favor, mantenga viva la fe en casa! Recen juntos con sus hijos todos los días! Hablen con ellos acerca de sus clases y asistan a la Santa Misa cada domingo. Vivan con la alegría del Evangelio en el hogar.

Stewardship/Responsabilidad  Giving to God is a way of showing our love and thankfulness for all the blessings we have received. Children are also asked to be good stewards of their gifts.  El diezmo es una forma de mostrar nuestro amor y agradecimiento a Dios por todas las bendiciones que hemos recibido de Él. Los niños también se les pide que sean buenos administradores de sus dones.

Student Envelope program/Programa de sobres  All students will receive their own box of envelopes. The boxes are numbered and dated. Each student is required to use their envelopes each Sunday.  They have the choice of: monetary gift, charity gift or prayer gift.  Todos los estudiantes recibirán su propia caja de sobres. Los sobres están numerados y fechados. Se requiere que cada estudiante use sus sobres cada domingo. Ellos tienen la opción de: un regalo monetario, un regalo de caridad o un regalo de oración.

Progress Reports/Informes de progreso

Progress Reports will go home on: 

Dec. 4th & 5th - April 2nd & 3rd

Be sure to sign and return the Progress Reports   Asegúrese de firmar y devolver los informes de Progreso

RCIC – Rite of Christian Initiation for Children  For students who are older and have not received any Faith Formation and Sacraments. They receive the Sacraments on different dates.  Para los estudiantes que son mayores y no han recibido ninguna formación en la fe o los sacramentos. Ellos recibirán los Sacramentos en fechas diferentes.   

  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES BEGIN ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, AT 10:30 AM AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 5:00 PM.    CLASES DE NIÑOS EMPIEZA EL DOMINGO, 17 DE SEPTIEMBRE A LAS 10:30 AM Y LUNES, 18 DE SEPTIEMBRE A LAS 5;00 PM

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES BEGIN ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, AT 10:30 AM AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 5:00 PM.

CLASES DE NIÑOS EMPIEZA EL DOMINGO, 17 DE SEPTIEMBRE A LAS 10:30 AM Y LUNES, 18 DE SEPTIEMBRE A LAS 5;00 PM

 

Our most amazing and wonderfully talented Catechists!  Thank you for your continued dedication to our Religious Education Program!  God Bless each and everyone one of you.

  Pictured are our Confirmation Students when they attended the NET Retreat on Dec. 10, 2015. They received the abundance of God's mercy through the Sacrament of Confession and participated in activities throughout the day!

Pictured are our Confirmation Students when they attended the NET Retreat on Dec. 10, 2015. They received the abundance of God's mercy through the Sacrament of Confession and participated in activities throughout the day!

  Vacation Bible School FUN! We had a special visitor this week at VBS!

Vacation Bible School FUN! We had a special visitor this week at VBS!

Click on the photo below to view a PHOTO GALLERY from our Vacation Bible School.

 Here is a photo of our dedicated and committed Catechists! The finest on the planet!

Here is a photo of our dedicated and committed Catechists! The finest on the planet!

St. Francis Xavier

Religious Education Program