Formation Registration for Grades K – 12

Registration for the 2017-2018 year is now closed!

Our program is a small group-based faith formation model, centered on the Mass, offering food and fellowship, in a fun, social setting and safe environment! Because Mass is the source and summit of our faith, our program meeting times are scheduled around Mass to prepare the children and youth to be open to the message proclaimed there. We typically meet twice a month.

We begin each session with time for fellowship and food, and then move into the programming portion. Our small group based model mirrors the structure of the liturgy with four portions – gather, proclaim, break, and send. The programming begins with prayer and some sort of game or activity to set up the theme of the session.  The proclaim is a teaching in some form (talk, video, skit, etc.).  At break, they move into their small groups for a discussion, led by trained adult volunteers, and to “break open” the theme of the session.  Afterwards, they gather for wrap-up, closing prayer, and then are sent forth.

For more information about the Cross Walk, Cross Train or Cross Road programs, click on one of the images below. For information about Home School, please click here

Session Times:
10:00am and 4:00pm

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2017-2018 Fees:
Cross Walk/Train/Road Early Bird Fee: $130 through June 14
Cross Walk/Train/Road Regular Fee: $150 June 15-June 30

Home School Early Bird Fee: $55 per child through June 14
Home School Regular Fee: $65 per child June 15-June 30

*Financial scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact Jenn Fiduccia at 919-847-8205 x289.

Families MUST be registered parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi to participate in Faith Formation. Click here to register at St. Francis.

We strive to create a safe environment for our youth. In order to ensure a safe and effective program for our youth, our expectation is that each family will need to volunteer for Adult Presence and/or Hospitality during 3 or more Cross Walk, Cross Train, or Cross Road sessions. Click here for more information about Formation volunteer opportunities and to sign-up for 2017-2018 Adult Presence and Hospitality. 

Home School

We understand that all family schedules and situations are different, and that some families may choose to home school their children/youth.  We do offer this as an option. Participation in this program includes appropriate age level materials and open invitations to our “All Family” events. For additional information and to register for Home School, please click here.

All Family Events

The Formation Team will offer “All Family Events” and other special events that will help build upon the teachings presented each week or in the home school books and foster opportunities for families to grow in faith together. These gatherings will help to make our children/youth feel “at home” at St. Francis, a place where they can have fun and be themselves, while knowing that they are valued and loved!  Below are a list of 2017-2018 All Family Events.

September 24, 2017 – Kick-off Concert
November 19, 2017 – Advent Celebration
December 17, 2017 – Lessons and Carols
February 4, 2018 – All Family Service Day
March 25, 2018 – Stations of the Cross
June 3, 2018 – Year End Celebration

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Registration FAQ’s 2017-‘18

When completing Faith Formation Registration Forms whose name should I list first?
“First Name” = Youth Name
Parent information is inputted further down the page in the Family Information section.

What if my child doesn’t have an email address?
That’s okay, please leave this field blank.

I’d like to register my child(ren) and I’d like to be a CORE Team member this year. How do I receive the registration discount?
2016-2017 Core Team members were provided special registration instructions. This year, if you are registering as new CORE Team member, please contact for additional information.

I’d like to pay the registration fees by check. How do I do this?
Please email for further help.

What if another adult in my family wants to volunteer as a Core Team Member?
How wonderful! The more the merrier! An additional discount is offered to families with multiple Core Team members. When registering your child: The first person completing the online registration form (you) fills out the first volunteer (Volunteer 1) information. Your signature will be required on the “signature line”. The second volunteer (Volunteer 2) will need to complete an additional online Volunteer Form and their signature will be required the “signature line”. To get this form, contact Jenn Fiduccia (

How do I register for FIRE in 2017-2018?
FIRE families who have been in a FIRE group may continue until their five 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 are an existing FIRE family, please contact

What is a Level C requirement?
In order to serve as part of the Core Team, (Adult Presence or Small Group Leader) you must be Level C Certified by completing the Safe Environment class and turn in all documentation To our office. Certification is good for five years. Renewal can be done online, just email

If you’re not certified, click the class below that works for you:

Safe Environment Training Links:  
Saturday, June 10, 2017
3:00 PM to 5:15 PM St. Francis Parish Raleigh, NC OR
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Holy Cross Parish Durham, NC

Saturday, September 9, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Raleigh, NC

Other registration questions? Please email

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Jenn Fiduccia