The Goal of all catechesis is to help put people in communion with Jesus Christ (CCC, #426) leading them to live as His disciples.  This task of forming our children as disciples is a shared task between parents and Church.  Your home serves as part of the "domestic Church" where your children learn from you as parents how to live the faith.  We are so grateful that you come to St. Francis de Sales entrusting us to provide you support in this important task.  It is a great joy to work with families living out the promise they made at their child's baptism, to bring that child up in the faith (Code of Canon Law 774-2).

Our programs do not replace, but rather support the Catholic Faith already being shared in the home, encourages a communal understanding of the Gospel, and focuses on some age appropriate doctrinal teachings.  This is accomplished through scripture, stories, activities, service and the interactions between peers and adults.

We have implemented some changes to our program.  Click here to learn about why we've chosen to make these changes.  Below, you will find links to more information about each of our programs we have for youth grades 6 through 12..  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kevin Hilgert (khilgert@stfrancisholland.org) in the parish office.

Programs for Youth Grades 6 & 7

Program and opportunities for Youth Grades 8 - 12