Religious Education



St. Francis/St. Louis

Vacation Bible School 2019!

July 15 - 19, 2019!
8:30am to 12:00pm at Saint Louis Parish, Clarksville 



Download the REGISTRATION FORM and return completed forms to St. Francis or St. Louis parish offices. 

St. Louis School is offering an afternoon camp immediately following VBS, interested families please visit



Looking to lend a hand during the best week of the summer.
Online registration for youth and adult volunteers will open mid February! 


1.  Register to volunteer by clicking the appropriate on-line link below:

YOUTH Volunteer Application:  limited positions for students entering grades 6 - 12 as of Fall 2019 (17  years and younger)

ADULT Volunteer Registration:  (those 18 years of age and older)

2.  Pay the youth volunteer application fee of $25.00 on-line or mail check to St. Louis Parish - 12500 Clarksville Pike ~    Clarksville, MD  21029.

3.  Attend a VBS Training - dates to be announced.

4.  Stay tuned for emails regarding opportunities to help paint and prep materials.

5.  Mark your calendars for Set-Up Weekend  ~ July 14 -15.   Stay tuned for more information on dates and times to lend a hand.  Many hands, make light work! 

6. Questions? Please contact Vickie or Tammy in the St. Louis Religious Ed Office at 410-531-6688.


Information for Religious Education - Pre-K through Gr 5.  

St. Francis of Assisi offers religious education class on-site for children in grades Pre-K (4 years old by September 1st) through Fifth Grade. This year, our sessions are September through April; sessions are on Monday afternoons from 4:30-5:40, and Monday evenings from 6:00-7:10. All sessions are held at St. Francis of Assisi.  Each class has a catechist and assistant and volunteers are needed for those roles!  For additional information, please contact Jamie Danielson at 410-880-1285 or click here to send an email.

For more information go to ministries tab/religiouseducation.


Eucharist and Reconciliation Preparation

As Baptized children reach the age of discretion (about age 7 for most) they are invited to prepare for the Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.  Children must be currently enrolled in an approved Faith Formation Program and must also have one year of formal Faith Formation prior to beginning Sacrament preparation.  Sacramental preparation takes place outside of and in addition to regular Faith Formation sessions and requires a separate registration.  Registration forms/fees and a copy of the child's Baptismal certificate are necessary.  Parent/Child meetings are held in October for Reconciliation and in early Spring for Eucharist preparation. 

Contact Jamie Danielson 410-880-1285 or click here to send an email to request additional information. 

Elementary school children who have not been baptized  - the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for Children of Catechetical Age

This two year faith formation program meets on specified Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:50, September - May. Year OneHeritage of Faith where children spend time learning about Jesus and his love for all of us.  They focus primarily on scripture and the story of salvation. Year TwoJourney of Faith where the program continued to build from scripture, including Catholic teaching and, specifically sacramental preparation. Contact Berta Sabrio for more information.

Family Life Education

The National Directory for Catechesis (NDC, Chapter 6, 178) calls for catechesis in human sexuality which "recognizes the duty of pastors and parish catechetical leaders to support and encourage parents as they carry out their role as educators of their children in human sexuality as well as to provide additional instructions regarding Catholic teaching and values that complement and complete the formation provided by parents. St. Francis of Assisi complies with this directive by offering a variety of programs for children in grades K through 12.

As an integral part of our faith formation curriculum, we will be teaching Catechesis for Family Life.  The basic text books used at St. Francis of Assisi Parish  in Grades K-5 are from the RCL Benziger Family Life Series, RCL Benziger Publishers.  Grades K-3 have family life integrated into their weekly session chapters.  Grades 4 and 5 have specific dates designated for family life teaching.  This age appropriate program about Christian living, chastity, character formation and safe environment training promoted communication between the parent and their child.  After examining the program, if a parent chooses not to have their child participate in these sessions (Grades 4 and 5 only) they must sign a declination letter must be signed.

Additional on-line features from RCL Benziger to support the curriculum and to enhance our family life program can be found at Parent username:  flfamily; password:  flrclbf01.  This site will provide you with activities, resources, articles and video clips to use!  

Family Home Program

Family Program is the religious education option for those families that prefer studying, sharing faith and learning more about our Catholic faith in the home. Children in grades Pre-K through 8 receive the same curriculum as our on-site participants, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.

The Family Home Program requirements include regular Mass attendance, participation in monthly on-site meetings, and Unit Assessments



Consider volunteering within the Faith Formation programs.  Click here to contact Jamie to see where you can assist!














Monday Faith Formation Calendar 2018-19

Contact for Grades Pre K-5: Jamie Danielson at 410-880-1285 or Email

Contact for Grades 6-12: Becki Kaman at 410-880-4800 or Email


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