As a Franciscan Community that commits to providing a safe and nurturing environment, we strive to affirm each person as made in the Image of God, and as a loved member of the Body of Christ. All of our faith formation programs reflect our parish mission statement:
Inspired by our patron Francis of Assisi, we seek to proclaim the reign of God by growing in Holiness through our experience of Christ in word, sacrament and one another, offering Hope to those who hunger for human dignity, and extending Hospitality to all.
Our programs flow from participation in the Sunday liturgy and use a small group based model to allow your children and youth to interact and discuss their faith. We work to accompany all parishioners on a lifelong journey to meet, know, love and serve Jesus.
Please review the programs below.
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 in 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. For more information, go here: https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/1-5-years-pre-k/
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Cross Road is our high school youth ministry program. 9th grade is usually the 2nd year of Confirmation preparation (link to Confirmation page), and all 9th grade students who are not attending a Catholic High school should attend. All high school youth are welcome to attend Cross Road, regardless of grade.
Cross Road takes place after the 5:30pm Sunday Mass and meets roughly three times per month. We use a youth ministry model for “youth nights.” Participants GATHER together for a snack, fellowship, followed by a PROCLAIM given by an adult leader or peer leader. We then BREAK into designated small groups, led by adult group leaders to engage in deeper discussion of the evening’s proclaim. Small groups allow youth participants to build relationships within the groups and create a sense of community. Finally, we come back together to pray and to be SENT back into the world.
In addition to regular Sunday evening youth nights, youth are provided with opportunities to participate in retreats, socials and service projects throughout the session year.
Register here: (link in progress)