For Youth in Grades 6 through 8
Cross Train is a small group-based faith formation program for our middle school youth, centered on the Mass, offering food and fellowship, in a fun, social setting and safe environment!
Our Cross Train sessions meet twice per month. Participants are encouraged to attend the Sunday 5:30pm youth-focused Mass. After Mass, your middle schooler will check in at the Community Center for a delicious meal and social fellowship time with peers. Next, youth move into the gym for games, music and opening prayer, followed by a dynamic presentation, through which they will learn the lesson of the week. Then, it’s on to small group, where he or she will gather with 10 to 12 other youth in the same grade and their adult leaders to break open the message and build relationships. Finally, everyone will gather back in the large group for prayer, their mission for the week, and dismissal.
In addition to our twice per month Sunday Cross Train sessions, other social events, special events, retreats and service opportunities will help build upon the teachings presented each week and engage Cross Train families as well. These gatherings will help our youth to grow in a deeper relationship with Christ and one another.
Families MUST be registered parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi to participate in Faith Formation. Click here to register at St. Francis.
CROSS TRAIN Session Time: Sundays 6:30pm-8:15pm
For more information, contact: Dawn Eagan, Coordinator of Middle School Formation, 919-847-8205 x239
Youth in grades rising 8th through high school are eligible to participate in our Confirmation Preparation program. Click here for information about Confirmation.
FIRE families who have been in a FIRE group may continue until the 5 year cycle is complete. However, the publishers are no longer issuing the series and is holding the rights to the name. No new families may be added to existing groups and no new groups may be started. If you wish to register for FIRE, please contact Jenn Fiduccia.