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Phone: 520-885-5908

Fax: 520-885-3109

Email: officemgr@saintfrancisdesalestucson.org

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


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.



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.


Elementary Religious Education


Director:  Maureen Kingery


Sunday, 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM


Kindergarten through 5th Grades:
Sunday, 10:45 AM — Noon
Tuesday and

Wednesday, 4:00 PM — 5:15 PM


Jr. High and High School Religious Education


Director:  Matthew Marchesseault


Grades 6th through 8th:


Sunday, 3:30 — 4:45 PM

Wednesday 4:00 PM — 5:15 PM


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

Wednesday, 6:30 PM — 7:45 PM