Welcome to the Formation landing page! We look forward to walking with you on your faith journey.
group-based faith formation programs for our elementary school, middle school and high school-aged children. The programs are centered on the Mass, offering food and fellowship, in a fun, safe environment, with offerings to fit your family’s busy schedule! Our Sunday sessions meet twice a month, August through May. The Formation Team also offers monthly Family Events and other special events that will help build upon the teachings presented each week and foster opportunities in which the families can grow in faith together. These gatherings will help to make our children feel “at home” at St. Francis, a place where they can have fun and be themselves, while knowing that they are valued and loved! Click here for more information about Cross Walk, Cross Train and Cross Road.
Click here for more information about 2017-2018 Formation Registration
Families MUST be registered parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi to participate in Faith Formation. Click here to register at St. Francis.
Continuing faith formation is a year around goal and St Francis gives those opportunities to the youth in our Vacation Bible School, Mercy Camps, and High School Mission Mercy. We offer faith based summer opportunities for ages pre-k through rising college freshmen.
This year’s Vacation Bible School will spark creativity with interactive experiences as kids travel through rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse children in new adventures. Open to rising Pre-K (4) thru rising 5th grade, (Registration is full for 2017)
Our popular Mercy Camp is a social justice camp for Middle School youth and led by our High School Youth. Mercy Camp gives our youth an understanding and appreciation of the Corporal Works of Mercy. Open to rising 6th grade through rising 9th grade. (Registration is Full for 2017)
Following our Franciscan tradition of serving others, High School Mission Mercy Camp participants will allow teens to dive deeper in their faith by witnessing and working side by side with those who face daily challenges during this weeklong onsite overnight experience. Open to rising 10th grade through rising college freshmen. (Registration is Full for 2017)
Our Adult Faith Formation community offers several on-going events, including Assisi Scripture Studies and Wednesday Evening Adult Formation Sessions. Click here for more information about on-going events.
The Men’s Ministry was created to offer men the opportunity to minister to one another in the spirit of Christ. Monthly breakfast meetings provide a frequent way for men to come together in prayer and fellowship, and an annual retreat allows the opportunity to reconnect with God, and be strengthened for your family life and work when you return home. Click here for more information and to sign-up for the Men’s Ministry newsletter.
Join other women of the parish for prayer, fellowship, and Gospel-centered discussion on Wednesday evenings. The Women’s Ministry was created to allow women to challenge, inspire and comfort one another by the stories of faith they share. To sign up or for more information email Jennifer.Fiduccia@stfrancisraleigh.org, or call 919.847.8205 x238
The Young Adult Community includes men and women in their 20s and 30s who come together to share with each other, grow in their faith, find fellowship, and serve others. We build community by organizing a variety of social, spiritual and service events throughout the year, whether single, married, discerning, widowed, divorced, with or without children. Click here for more information.
Our parish community welcomes adults and children into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism. Parents of children under the age of 7 are invited to participate in Baptism Preparation and can register online by clicking here. If you’re an adult or have a child 7 years or older, click here for more information.
First Reconciliation is traditionally celebrated when the children reach the age of reason, which traditionally is seven years old. The sacrament is celebrated in late Fall at a communal Reconciliation service with families present. First Eucharist is celebrated in the spring at our weekend Masses with our community. Click here for more information.
Confirmation is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts of the Holy Spirit. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation and of faith in God’s fidelity to us. Our regular parish program is a two-year process that may begin with entrance to 8th grade. Click here for more information for youth. For Adult Confirmation, click here.