Welcome to St. Francis Xavier’s Family Formation Religious Education Program
Family Formation is a Religious Education program that engages both the parents and the children in the family.
Children are more likely to put into practice the faith they see lived out day-to-day at home.
The Family Formation program serves students from Pre K-8th grade and follows the liturgical cycle.
Monthly Sessions at Church
For the 2023-2024 year children in Pre K-8th grade will attend monthly sessions held in the church and rectory basements.
- Families can choose to attend on a Sunday after the 10am Mass (11:15 am-12:15 pm) or a Monday evening (6:30-7:30 pm).
- We will begin each session in the Church.
- Children will then go with their catechists to their classroom to learn about the current month’s lessons. Grades Pre K-6th will go to the church basement while grades 7-8 will go to the rectory basement.
- Parents will remain in the Church for a parent lesson.
Materials for monthly homework will be handed out at the monthly sessions.
Students are required to attend each monthly session.
Religious Education Calendar Monthly Sessions 2023-2024
|September||Sunday, September 24 11:15am-12:15pm|
Monday, September 25 6:30pm-7:30pm
|October||Sunday, October 22 11:15am-12:15pm|
Monday, October 23 6:30pm-7:30pm
|November||Sunday, November 12 11:15am-12:15pm|
Monday, November 13 6:30pm-7:30pm
|December||Sunday, December 17 11:15am-12:15pm|
|January||Sunday, January 21 11:15am-12:15pm|
Monday, January 22 6:30pm-7:30pm
|February||Sunday, February 11 11:15am-12:15pm|
Monday, February 12 6:30pm-7:30pm
|March||Sunday, March 17 11:15am-12:15pm|
Monday, March 18 6:30pm-7:30pm
|April||Sunday, April 21 11:15am-12:15pm|
Monday, April 22 6:30pm-7:30pm
|May||Sunday, May 19 11:15am-12:15pm|
Materials for monthly homework will be handed out at the monthly church sessions.
All work should be completed before attending the next session.
Monthly homework can be done as a family for grades 1-8. Grades Pre K-Kindergarten will have a separate packet of homework geared towards their age level.
Monthly in-home lessons are designed to take approximately one hour each week.
No, when you register for the program you will select if you will be attending the Sunday or Monday session.
Yes, you can attend the Monday session is you are not available on Sunday or you can attend the Sunday session if you are not available on that Monday. Please let us know if you have to switch days throughout the year by sending us an e-mail to RE@sfxjoliet.org.
If you have to miss a session there is a packet to complete and turn in to receive credit for that session.
If this happens, please e-mail RE@sfxjoliet.org
Tuition cost is $250 per family. Catechists receive a $100 discount.
If a child is preparing to receive sacraments, additional fees are as follows:
– First Reconciliation & First Communion: $85
– Confirmation: $65
Please e-mail RE@sfxjoliet.org
Ready to register? Please e-mail RE@sfxjoliet.org