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Youth Formation

Boy Scout Troop 762

Mission:

To promote the scouting ideals of duty to God, to Country and to self.

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Troop 762 has been chartered by the Boy Scouts of America since 1962 and is for boys 11-18 years old. Boy Scouting teaches citizenship, leadership, moral values, duty to God and Country and outdoor camping skills. Troop 762 is a scout-run organization and youth leadership is elected by the troop. The troop goes camping every month and our travels take us from the mountains of Colorado to canoeing in the Ozarks to high adventure camping at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and the Northern Tier Canoe base in Canada. The scouts have fun as they advance in rank and maturity on the trail to Eagle, the highest rank in scouting.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

Mission:

To foster a community where children and adults live together a religious experience which facilitates participation in the wider community of the family, the church and other social spheres.

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Children and catechists meet weekly to meditate with themes from Scripture and the Liturgy and to pray through work with specially designed materials in a peaceful environment. The larger community supports these activities through ongoing adult formation, prayer, and maintenance of the facility and materials. Occasional Masses and other liturgies enrich the shared experience of those in the program.

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Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM)

Mission:

To assist parents in forming their children to become lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. We wish to empower our young people to live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ by drawing them into active participation in the life and mission of the Catholic Church. The eight components of Catholic youth ministry are constantly incorporated: advocacy, catechesis, community life, evangelization, justice and service, leadership development, pastoral care, and prayer and worship.

Activities:

The High School Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) meets every Wednesday from 8-9:30 pm in Assisi Hall. Teens encounter Christ through the Eucharist in our monthly Holy Hour and Benediction, through various guest speakers who are on fire for their Catholic faith, and through fellowship with one another in sports and games. SFA high school youth also have the opportunity to attend various retreats and conferences throughout the year, such as the Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC), Prayer and Action, March for Life, Teens Encounter Christ (TEC), Steubenville Conferences and Totus Tuus retreats.

Church School - Life, Light, and Love

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Confirmation Preparation

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Cub Scout Pack 762

Mission:

To develop character and integrity in the youth of our parish, to teach responsibility and build confidence and leadership skills.

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The Cub Scout program at St. Francis of Assisi is a fun and exciting adventure for boys from 1st through 5th grade. Scouting is a year round program where the scouts earn badges as they advance in rank and develop new skills, abilities and friendships. Pack meetings are usually held the fourth Tuesday of each month in Stewardship Hall.

Girl Scouts

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To build girls of courage, confidence, and character. The Girl Scouts Leadership Experience engages girls to discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. The troop provides volunteer opportunities for adults to participate in new experiences; and for children from Kindergarten and above to engage in activities that help develop values to guide actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and foster a sense of social responsibility toward family, school, parish, and community. The community of St. Francis of Assisi parish provides a Catholic environment for scouts to learn more about their faith with their family, troops, and volunteers, earn religious scouting awards, and provide service to the parish and community.

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Home School

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Junior Catholic Youth Ministry (JCYM)

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Junior Catholic Youth Ministry (JCYM) is for the 6th, 7th, 8th graders of the parish. Our time together typically includes time for community building, a life lesson and prayer. Check the parish Google calendar on the homepage for the JCYM schedule.

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Knights of St. Hubert

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The Knights of St. Hubert are a St. Francis of Assisi parish group made up of kdg-8th grade boys and their fathers, centered on Jesus through Mary. We strive to teach boys about the wonderful gifts that God has bestowed on us in nature and teaching them the skills they need to safely enjoy the outdoors.

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We attend 1st Saturday Mass together and also enjoy camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities combined with prayer.

Little Flowers

Mission:

To provide young Catholic girls with an opportunity to gather and learn about their Catholic heritage, faith and traditions; while doing fun activities, service projects, crafts, field trips and camps. Girls will gain a strong self-esteem in being young Catholic girls, as well as building friendships that support their own beliefs.

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The Little Flowers Girls’ Club, named for St. Therese, is a fun and faithful group for girls ages 5-17 to build values and friendships and to earn religious and fun activity badges while also doing service projects and enjoying crafts, field trips and summer camps. This club consists of the “Little Flowers,” girls in K-4th grades, and the “St. Therese Girls Club,” girls in 5th-8th grades. This is a Catholic program centered on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of the saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

PSR Mission

To assist parents with the catechetical needs of their youth and teach them how to know, love and serve God through religious education classes for students in grades K-9 who are not currently enrolled in Catholic schools.

2018-2019 PSR Program

PSR for K-8 grades meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 pm throughout the school year. Students participate in interactive classes, penance services, rosaries and come together to celebrate Mass.

  • Parent Welcome Meeting: Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018, 6:30 pm (Cana Rm - cafeteria)
  • Classes Begin: Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018, 6:30-8 pm

Registration

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PSR Director

Joan Hampton
722-4404
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PSR Moderator

Fr. Drew Dellasega
722-4404
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St. Therese Girls Club

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To provide young Catholic girls with an opportunity to gather and learn about their Catholic heritage, faith and traditions; while doing fun activities, service projects, crafts, field trips and camps. Girls will gain a strong self-esteem in being young Catholic girls, as well as building friendships that support their own beliefs.

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The Little Flowers Girls’ Club, named for St. Therese, is a fun and faithful group for girls ages 5-17 to build values and friendships and to earn religious and fun activity badges while also doing service projects and enjoying crafts, field trips and summer camps. This club consists of the “Little Flowers,” girls in K-4th grades, and the “St. Therese Girls Club,” girls in 5th-8th grades. This is a Catholic program centered on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of the saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Steubenville Youth Conference

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Sunday School Pre-School

Mission:

To provide St. Francis of Assisi pre-school age children (at least 3 years of age by September 1st, but not yet in kindergarten) with a fun and enthusiastic start to learning about God and the Catholic faith.

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Designed to help children discover the many ways to celebrate their Catholic faith. The lesson plans center around God’s love for them and teaches them to respond to God’s love through prayer. The program is held during the 10:00 a.m. Mass, October to April.

Totus Tuus

Dear Parents of St. Francis of Assisi School and PSR Students:

The TOTUS TUUS program will return to St. Francis of Assisi again this summer beginning on July 7th. Students that have completed kindergarten through 5th grades (entering first through sixth grades for the 2019-2020 school year) are invited to attend the day program which runs Monday through Friday July 8-12th. The program begins each day at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. Mass is celebrated at 9:00 a.m. There is no after-program childcare, so please make arrangements to pick up your child(ren) promptly at 2:30 p.m.

This year’s curriculum focuses on: The Sacraments and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

Pre-registration is encouraged, as class sizes are limited. As the date of TOTUS TUUS approaches, students from other parishes will be invited to attend if space is available. The cost of the day program is $15/student. This fee is used to help cover the cost of the TOTUS TUUS team, as well as materials used during the week. Should this fee create a financial burden for your family, please let us know, so that arrangements can be made. To pre-register your child(ren), complete the registration and waiver forms listed below and return them with the registration fee to the church office. The office will also have a supply of extra registration forms, if needed.

Each student needs to bring a sack lunch daily. St. Francis will provide drinks throughout the day. To assist with snack time, each student is asked to bring either a package of store-bought cookies or a box of snack crackers on the first day of the program.

Families are invited to join their children for lunch on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:20 in Cana Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the teachers that are spending the week with your child(ren).

Students that are entering grades 7-12 are invited to the TOTUS TUUS Twilight sessions. These sessions begin Sunday evening July 7th and run nightly through Thursday, July 11th. Pre-registration for the Twilight session is not required. Watch the bulletin for more information.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to assist with the program, please contact one of the coordinators below. We are looking forward to seeing your child(ren) at TOTUS TUUS this summer!

Coordinators

For general questions / volunteer coordinators
Renee Hein (316) 393-4186
Valerie Calderon (480) 200-6222

For medical/allergy concerns or questions
Devona Lies (316) 640-9082
Thomas Anderson (316) 259-6558

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