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Phone: 520-885-5908

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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 2018-19

 

 

Elementary Religious Education

 

Director:  Maureen Kingery

 

Preschool:
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

Web page:  https://sites.google.com/view/findmeawake/home

 

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

Tuesday, 6:30 PM — 7:45 PM

 

 

 

Dates (Tue/Wed/Sun)

Attendance

Aug. 12, 10:45am-Noon

Teacher Professional Development. 

Aug. 14, 7:00-8:00 pm

Teacher Professional Development.

Aug. 16, 7:00-8:30 pm

Teacher Professional Development. 

Aug. 19, 10:45-Noon for Grades K-5

and 3:30-4:45 pm for Grades 6-12.

Mandatory Safe Environment Compliance.

Aug. 21, 22, 26

1st Week of Regular Classes.

Aug. 28, 29 and Sept. 3

Labor Day Weekend Break.

Sept. 4, 5, 9

Week 2.

Sept. 9

Confirmation 1 Student/Parent Meeting, Church

Sept. 11, 12, 16

Week 3.

Sept. 18, 19, 23        

Week 4.

Sept. 25, 26, 30

Week 5.

Oct. 2, 3, 7     

Week 6.

Oct. 9, 10, 14

Fall Break/No Classes.

Oct. 16, 17, 21

Week 7.

Oct. 23, 24, 28

Week 8.

Oct. 30, 31  and Nov 4

Week 9.

Nov. 6, 7, 11 

Week 10.

Nov. 13, 14, 18

Week 11 and Confirmation 2 Retreat listed below..

Nov. 17

Confirmation 2 Retreat. 8:00 AM—Noon.

Nov. 20, 21, 25

Thanksgiving Break.

Nov. 27, 28, and Dec. 2

Week 12 and Reconciliation Retreat listed below..

Dec. 1

Reconciliation Retreat starts at 8:00 AM Mass.

Dec. 4, 5, 9

Week 13.

Dec. 11, 12, 16

Week 14 and 2nd Grade Reconciliation Retreat listed below..

Dec. 15

First Reconciliation at 10:00 AM.

Dec. 18 to Jan 6

Christmas Break/No Classes.

Jan. 8, 9, 13

Week 15.

Jan. 15, 16, 20

Week 16 and Confirmation 2 Retreat listed below..

Jan. 19

Confirmation Retreat.

Jan. 22, 23, 27

Week 17.

Jan. 24

Confirmation at 7:00 PM.

Jan. 29, 30,  and Feb. 3

Week 18.

Feb. 5, 6, 10

Week 19.

Feb. 12, 13, 17

Week 20.

Feb. 19, 20, 24

Rodeo Break.

Feb. 26, 27,  and Mar. 3

Week 21.

Mar. 5, 6, 10

Week 22.

Mar. 12, 13, 17

Week 23.

Mar. 19, 20, 24

Spring Break.

Mar. 26, 27, 31

Week 24.

Apr. 2, 3, 7     

Week 25.

Apr. 9, 10, 14

Week 26.

Apr. 16, 17, 21

Easter Break.

Apr. 23, 24, 28

Week 27 and First Communion Retreat listed below.

Apr. 27

First Communion Retreat starts at 8:00 AM Mass.

Apr. 30,  May 1, 5

Week 28.  Last Week of Regular Classes.

May 4

First Communion at 10:00 AM.