THIS PAGE IS A MOCK UP: The Catholic Steward Tuition Rate is designed to support Catholic families in our parish community through a tuition discount. Catholic Steward families are those who are dedicated to raising their children in the Catholic faith and are active in the parish community, and so we work hard to recognize their contributions to our parish and their families by making Catholic education that matches those values more affordable. These active families attend Sunday Mass regularly and serve in the community through the gifts of time, talent, and treasure, and we are grateful for their dedication. Applications are accepted from St. Francis families applying for the Stewardship Tuition Rate at the following schools: The Franciscan School and other Cardinal Gibbons. St. Francis families applying for Catholic Steward Tuition must complete the St. Francis Stewardship Application form online, which can be found in the following link.


Families who are moving into the parish from out of the area and are applying to The Franciscan School and Cardinal Gibbons High School are welcome to apply for the Catholic Steward Tuition Rate and should follow their own parish guidelines and submit their Pastor’s approval to the St. Francis Parish Office. Families applying to TFS School for grades K-8 who are registered parishioners at Holy Cross Catholic Church,Holy Infant Catholic Church,Our Lady of La Vang Catholic Church,St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, and St. Sharbel Church are welcome to apply for the Catholic Steward Rate and should follow their own parish guidelines and submit their Pastor’s approval to the St. Francis Parish Office. New families applying to TFS who are registered in other diocesan parishes, are welcome to apply by submitting a letter from their Pastor stating that they are eligible according to their Parish criteria.



Registered parishioners 

To recognize the dedication of our own, families applying for the Catholic Steward Tuition Rate must be fully registered members of St. Francis Parish at the time of application. Fully registered as pertains to school families includes an adult or adults with children who have followed the parish registration process and is a family unit of which at least one adult is a baptized Catholic or RCIA-initiated Catholic. As requested upon registration, adult sacrament information (including exact dates, Parish name and address) should be provided in registration information. We ask that, if needed, current members update registration information here here.

Age-appropriate Sacraments  

Reception of the Sacraments is a pivotal part of living out the Christian life, and we want to recognize that in this pursuit of Catholic education. To apply for the Catholic Steward Tuition Rate, Student(s) are required to have received age-appropriate sacraments at time of application. This means, for all children, that they are baptized in the Catholic Church, or, if validly baptized in another Christian denomination, have made a Profession of Faith, and come into Full Communion with the Catholic Church. For older children, this also means having received First Communion and Confirmation at the appropriate times. Please note that preparation for First Communion and Confirmation is a two-year process. Sacrament certificates are to be Uploaded to Realm by the family, to accompany the completed online application.



  1. Fill out the  The Franciscan School Parish Catholic Steward Tuition Rate Application form and print your responses. This is required for TFS K-8 families. If you have students in more than one of these schools, you may fill out only one application that includes information for all your children. TFS families will need to fill out both the TFS Parish Affiliation Form (printable) and the The Franciscan School Steward Tuition Rate Application online form (responses will be automatically sent to your email for you to print or you may right click in the form to print before you submit).
  2. Upload your children’s sacramental certificates to Realm and submit the  Application. Sacramental certificates may be obtained from the parish in which the sacrament(s) were received—the parish of record. Certificates for subsequent sacraments received will be required.

Questions regarding Stewardship may be submitted by email to

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