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Contact: Director of Faith Formation (916) 443-8084 x112 or

Little Lambs Ministry
(Nursery - Kindergarten Faith Formation)
Sundays during 9:30 am Mass in St. Francis Elementary School
Help provide childcare for children 1-3 years old. Or serve as a catechist for our preschool and Kindergarten classes, which follow a curriculum with weekly activities.

Children's Faith Formation Program
Sundays, 11:00 am - 11:55 am in St. Francis Elementary School
Serve as a catechist for children from first grade through high school are invited to participate in their own faith journey through our Children's Faith Formation Program, which offers weekly sessions held during the academic year, including preparation for and celebration of the sacraments of First Communion and First Reconciliation, and Confirmation.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
Sundays during 9:30 am Mass in the Parish Center Chapel

Break open the Word in an age-appropriate way for children from first through fifth grades in a special liturgy just for children during the 9:30 am Mass on most Sundays of the academic year. Or escort the children to the Parish Center when they are dismissed from Mass prior to the readings, and back to the church to rejoin their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Music and interactive faith sharing provide them with a great experience of liturgy.

CIC: Rite of Christian Initiation for Children
Our team of adult catechists prepares children between the ages of 7 and 16, who are not yet baptized, to receive the Sacraments of Initiation. Children and their families receive weekly catechesis, companionship and support. CIC is a two-year process, which culminates with:

  • Baptism/Profession of Faith
  • Confirmation
  • First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil

and continues with monthly support for new members.

High School Youth Ministry
The St. Francis Youth Group welcomes ALL high school teens, whether in Catholic, public, or private high schools, to participate in activities which include sessions for spiritual discussion, service opportunities, and social activities. You are welcome to check us out before joining.

Contact: Traci Bean, Youth Ministry Coordinator at