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1-5 years (Pre-K)

Cross Step is the newest addition to St. Francis of Assisi’s Cross faith formation programs. Cross Step is for children ages 1 (and walking) through 5 years old, who are not enrolled in kindergarten for the current school year. CROSS STEP partners with St. Francis of Assisi families by providing their children with a strong foundation on which to build their lifelong faith.

Registered children attend Cross Step while their parents attend Sunday 9:00 AM Mass. Using Pflaum’s Gospel Weeklies’ “Seeds” curriculum, the children will learn about the Gospel for that week and participate in interactive, age-appropriate hands-on activities to teach them about our Catholic faith and traditions. During each session, the children practice the Sign of the Cross, pray together as a group, and read Lambsongs New and Old Testament picture books, along with completing a faith-based arts-and-craft activity, while socializing with other Cross Step participants in a safe and nurturing environment.

Children attending Cross Step spend a faith-filled hour with trained, responsible childcare workers and volunteers, who are excited to help your children take their first STEPS on their walk with God!

Registration for the Cross Step program is ongoing year-round. Please register here for the 2024-2025 school year.

For anyone interested in joining for the 2023-2024 school year, please click here.

Please contact Cross Step Coordinator, Andrea Javier, at or 919-847-8205 ext. 489 for more information. – Watch either a 5-minute reflection video or a full thirty-minute lesson with Miss Heidi each week about the USCBB Readings + download free coloring sheets. – Released each Monday, this is a great option for reading the weekly Sunday Gospel with pictures, along with completing hands-on activities, such as mazes, connect-the-dots pictures, and word searches.– Download and print Jill Kemp’s expansive collection of FREE online picture books about the Old and New Testament. Simply click on “Download Col Big Book” from the list of download options to read these stories at home!

YouTube Channels:

“Brother Francis” Videos – Computer animated preschool videos that teach about Catholicism:
“Cat Chat” – Jam out to VBS song-and-dance videos:
“Christine in Action” – Learn about the Catholic Faith through music:
“Minno Kids Bible Stories and Songs” – Christian computer animated videos about the Bible, which are also available to download across all major devices: