St. Francis


Welcome to the St. Francis

Family Faith Formation Page



Download Registration Form for

Family Faith Formation 2018-19


Click for Faith Formation Registration 2018-2019







 Judy Riopelle, left, is our Director of Faith Formation

Dawn Bastien is the Coordinator of Faith Formation

Please feel free to reach Judy or Dawn with any questions at 978-452-6611 or email or



What is St. Francis' Family Faith Formation?


 *A monthly all-ages faith formation program
that promotes:


~The spiritual and social growth of our parish community


~A lifelong faith journey for all members of our parish


~The role of parents as primary teachers of the faith




  *Gatherings include:


~(Pre-K through adult)


~Family-style dinner


~All-ages opening


~Breakout sessions for each age group




*Benefits of Family Faith Formation



~Gives parents the tools to become primary teachers of
the faith for their children


~All members of the family are learning about the same
topics at an age-appropriate level


~Uses personal witness as a way for parishioners
to learn about (information) and experience Christ


~Monthly meetings (October-May) require less travel and
time commitment for families  


  *Primary Teachers of the Faith

~ “…[P]arents receive the responsibility of evangelizing their children.  Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years… Family catechesis precedes, accompanies and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2225-2226).


~The Family Faith Formation program provides parents with the knowledge and resources to do this

 That's our basic overview! 

Here is some additional information to help you with our program.




Family with 1 child: $125

  • Family with 2 children: $180

  • Family with 3+ children: $225


  • Pricing includes:

  • Dinner for the entire family at each

  • monthly gathering

  • Classroom materials 

  • Payments can be made with cash,

  • check or credit/debit card 



Sacramental Preparation




  1. An additional cost will be required for all children preparing to receive a Sacrament this year: 

  2. First Reconciliation/First Communion ($50)


  3. Books and Parent Guides (2)

  4. Retreats (2)

  5. Supplies for First Communion banners



  7. Confirmation I and II ($75)


  8. Program materials

  9. Retreats

  10. Candidate/Sponsor Day of Prayer

  11. Click below to get the Confimation Paperwork

  12.                    Statement of Intent for the Sacrament of Confirmation  Sacrament of Confirmation



Volunteer Opportunities 

We welcome you to join our Family Faith Formation team! 



Here's where we can use your help:

Set-up and Clean Up

Check In


Small Group Leaders (Grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9, 10) 


  To volunteer, for additional information or if you need assistance regarding Faith Formation, please do not hesitate to email Judy Riopelle, Director of Faith Formation at or Dawn Bastien, Faith Formation Coordinator at, or give them a call at the parish office.



 Proverbs 22:6 

Train up a child in the way he should go;

even when he is old he will not depart from it.