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St. Francis de Sales Parish

1375 S. Camino Seco

Tucson, AZ  85710-6513

Phone:  885-5908

Fax:  885-3109

St. Francis de Sales Youth Group Website

Diocese of Tucson Website

Vatican Website

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Our school year starts in August and is scheduled similar to Public School.  It consists of two semesters from August to Christmas and January to the first week of May.

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES PARISH SACRAMENTAL POLICY:

 

The policy for our Parish regarding the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmation is as follows:  For both Sacraments, the person who is to receive the Sacrament must have completed at least one full year of religious education either here or in another parish immediately prior to the year in which the Sacrament is to be received.  In other words, second graders who wish to receive their First Communion must have completed a full year of Religious Education in the first grade; ninth graders who wish to receive Confirmation must have completed a full year of Religious Education in the eighth grade level.  The reasons for these policies are many.  Most importantly, we realize that the religious education of our children, as is the case in the process of any type of education, is a cumulative process…one year’s study and knowledge builds upon the previous year’s work.  We do not present a child to a public school and say he/she should be in the third grade if that child has not already gone through first and second grade.  We would not show up for graduation in the senior year of high school without having attended the first three years.  The same logic and sense obviously applies to the religious education of our children.

Religious Education Calendar 2017-18

 

Aug. 27, 28, 29                       Mandatory Compliance for ALL.

Sept. 3, 4, 5                             Labor Day No Classes.

Sept. 10, 11, 12                      All Classes Start.    

Sept. 17, 18, 19

Sept. 24, 25, 26                     

Oct. 1, 2, 3                                                         

Oct. 8, 9, 10                             Fall Break/No Classes.

Oct. 15, 16, 17

Oct. 22, 23, 24

Oct. 29, 30, 31

Nov. 5, 6, 7

Nov. 11                                     First Reconciliation Retreat.

Nov. 12, 13, 14

Nov. 20, 21, 22                      

Nov. 23                                     Thanksgiving.

Nov. 26, 27, 28                       Thanksgiving Break.

Dec. 3, 4, 5

Dec. 9                                         First Reconciliation 10:00 AM.

Dec. 10, 11, 12

Dec. 17, 18, 19

Dec. 24, 25, 26                       Christmas Break/No Classes.                  

Dec. 31, Jan. 1, 2                  Christmas Break/No Classes.

Jan. 7, 8, 9                               

Jan. 14, 15, 16

Jan. 21, 22, 23

Jan. 28, 29, 30

Feb. 4, 5, 6

Feb. 11, 12, 13

Feb. 18, 19, 20

Feb. 25, 26, 27                       Rodeo Break ( March 1—Ash Wednesday).

Mar. 4, 5, 6                              

Mar. 11, 12, 13

Mar. 18, 19, 20                      

Mar. 25, 26, 27                      

Apr. 1, 2, 3                               Easter Sunday/No Classes.

Apr. 8, 9, 10

Apr. 15, 16, 17                       

Apr. 22, 23, 24                       

Apr. 28                                      First Communion Retreat starts at 8:00 AM Mass.   

Apr. 29, 30, May 1                 

May 5                                         First Communion at 10:00 AM.

 

Elementary Religious Education

 

Director:  Maureen Kingery

 

Preschool:
Sunday, 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

 

Kindergarten through 5th Grades:
Sunday, 10:45 AM — Noon
Monday and Tuesday, 4:00 PM — 5:15 PM

 

Jr. High and High School Religious Education

 

Director: 

 

Grades 6th through 8th:

 

Sunday, 3:30 — 4:45 PM

Monday, 7:00 PM — 8:15 PM
Tuesday, 4:00 PM — 5:15 PM (if needed)

 

Grades 9th through 12th:
Sunday, 3:30 — 4:45 PM

Monday, 7:00 PM — 8:15 PM