(Check Bulletin for Special Masses)
Call Parish Office 920-336-1813.
Adult Learning Opportunities
"Adult catechesis is understood to be the chief form of catechesis" say the U.S. Bishops. St. Francis Xavier Parish adheres to this principle. We believe that in offering opportunities for learning for adults at differing levels of content and discussion we engage our parishioners in education that is meaningful to them. The following are to be found on our Religious Formation Calendar.
Marriage Preparation Sessions:
Sessions are a 3-fold requirement before being married in the church.
- Sessions with the priest who will officiate at your wedding can be made directly with the priest.
- The diocesan marriage preparation sessions are available through the diocese. Please register through the diocese. Click the link to go to this site www.gbdioc.org/marriage-prep.html.
- FOCCUS is a tool used to help you think about some of the issues surrounding marriage that need to be discussed before the wedding. You can make an appointment with one of our FOCCUS couples. Please contact the parish office well in advance of your wedding date to make an appointment.
Congratulations and many blessings in the years ahead!
Baptism Preparation Classes:
Classes for parents who want their infants or young children baptized are offered once a month. Please call the Parish Office at 920-336-1813 or email off...@stfrancisdepere.org to register for the class at least six weeks in advance of the date you wish your child baptized.
Parenting - The Early Years - 10 Biblical Traits Your Kids Will Remember You For:
A six session video Bible study curriculum for parents of young children with teaching from Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott as seen on Oprah and Focus On The Family. These classes are held during Advent and Lent.
Hope Begins With You Suicide Prevention Program:
As Catholics, we are called to "proclaim that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society." Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, reflections of the U.S. Bishops published in 1998. The Hope Begins With You suicide Prevention Program provides you with a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling with meaning and loss and to possibly save a life. Through the QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer process, you and others will learn to:
Raise your awareness of suicide
Recognize the warning signs of suicide
Learn the skills necessary to help SAVE A LIFE
The QPR Training as a Gatekeeper, takes one and one-half hours of your time. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. To schedule a QPR training for your place of work, social group, neighborhood or yourself, please contact:
Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention: Committed to promoting awareness, overcoming stigma, and preventing suicide in Brown County.
Theology 101, 102 & 103:
This is a six night Adult Education program which takes place at St. Francis Parish in the Fr. Dolski Center from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. The course curriculum follows the requirements of the Green Bay Diocese in order to earn Certification in Religion Education for catechists, Catholic school teachers, liturgists, etc. The textbook for these evenings of study is the "United States Catholic Catechism for Adults." The planned curriculum calls for a three-year rotating cycle of Creed, Sacraments or Morality & Prayer.
Although the classes are meant to enhance the knowledge of the groups mentioned above, all adults are invited to attend in order to broaden their understanding of what it means to be Catholic. There are no fees and the USCCA (catechism) is provided freely for that person's use. These classes are being held on Wednesday evenings to accommodate our catechists. Click here for the online Calendar for dates during the school year.
Please email Mike Lotto, Director of Religious Formation, for more information or to make known your interest in attending. Again, attendance is free, open to parishioners and non-parishioners. We'll provide the "U.S. Catechism" and free juice and cookies.
Total Parish Education Night:
An opportunity to listen to a great 30 minute lecture, followed by Q & A and Mass is the plan of our TPEs, of which we have one this year. Click here for the online Calendar for date.
As its name implies, this is an evening in which the whole family gets to participate. The date is during Lent, so our presentation will be based on some aspect of this season of preparation for Easter. Click here for the online Calendar for date.
"Coffee, Word & Thee":
Each Thursday morning during Lent from 7:00 - 8:00 am, Mike Lotto leads a discussion from scriptural sources and a current book over coffee at St. Mary Church. 8:00 am Mass follows for those who wish to partake. Please email Mike Lotto, Director of Religious Formation, in early February for particulars for this Lenten Scriptural discussion.
Young Adult Theology on Tap
Enjoy food, fun & faith with people in their 20's and 30's.
Sponsored by the Green Bay Diocesan Department of Education.
Contact 920-272-8309 for more information.