Family Formation

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.

photo of planner and writing materials

Religious Education Calendar Monthly Sessions 2023-2024

SeptemberSunday, September 24 11:15am-12:15pm
Monday, September 25 6:30pm-7:30pm
OctoberSunday, October 22 11:15am-12:15pm
Monday, October 23 6:30pm-7:30pm
NovemberSunday, November 12 11:15am-12:15pm
Monday, November 13 6:30pm-7:30pm
DecemberSunday, December 17 11:15am-12:15pm
JanuarySunday, January 21 11:15am-12:15pm
Monday, January 22 6:30pm-7:30pm
FebruarySunday, February 11 11:15am-12:15pm
Monday, February 12 6:30pm-7:30pm
MarchSunday, March 17 11:15am-12:15pm
Monday, March 18 6:30pm-7:30pm
AprilSunday, April 21 11:15am-12:15pm
Monday, April 22 6:30pm-7:30pm
MaySunday, May 19 11:15am-12:15pm

Monthly Homework

a girl showing her homework to her parents

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.


Do I need to attend both sessions offered per month?

No, when you register for the program you will select if you will be attending the Sunday or Monday session.

If I register on the Sunday sessions, can I attend a Monday session if my family isn’t available on a Sunday?

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

What if I miss a monthly session?

If you have to miss a session there is a packet to complete and turn in to receive credit for that session.

What if I miss more than one session?

If this happens, please e-mail

What is the cost of the program

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

What if I have additional questions about the program?

Please e-mail

Ready to register? Please e-mail

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