“Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ transmitted by the Apostles. It also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit.”
St. Frances Cabrini Religious Education assists children and adults toward the path of discipleship in Christ, guided by the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. It is our prayer that with the help of the Holy Spirit all will fall in love with Christ and recognize Him in the Eucharist and in each other.
“My Cabrini Parish Religious Education helps me to know and love God and to love my neighbor as myself. I am called to be a disciple of Christ!”
Rite of Christian Initiation
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Mt 28:19-20)
Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
RCIA Candidates and Catechumen are Adults as well as children who have reached the “age of reason” who:
- Have never been baptized.
- Were baptized in another religion.
- Were baptized Catholic but never received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
St. Frances Cabrini RCIA meets once per week, on most Sunday’s, at 10:00am form Early September through May.
Contact Agnes Villarreal in the Religious Education office to find out more.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 5 through 3rd graders at the 10:00am Mass every other Sunday. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, these children are invited to the foot of the sanctuary for a blessing and then go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Chapel in Holy Family Hall. During this special time, the adult volunteer leads the children through the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly, using an approved Children’s Bible translation. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents. The children are returned to join the congregation for the liturgy of the Eucharist.
Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children.
For more information or to get involved, contact Carol Kruemmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Our Sunday School program began over 60 years ago and was a model for other parishes.
Parish Catechists introduce the Catholic faith to young children between the ages of 3 and 5, using a prepared curriculum. Classes are held in the elementary school during the 10:00am Sunday mass throughout the school year.
Our curriculum enables the children to learn about the life and miracles of Jesus, how we can share His good news with others, and simple prayers and songs. Any child between the ages of 3 and 5 (preschool through kindergarten) is eligible to be enrolled.
Cost for the program is only $40 per year. Registration forms are available online or in the parish office.
Please call or email Mrs. Jeannine Little for more information.
(313)386-3795 or email@example.com
St. Frances Cabrini is pleased to offer a free, drop-in Nursery for parents with toddlers age 1 to 2 years old in Clare Hall during our 10:00am Sunday mass. Our nursery is staffed by dedicated adult volunteers with child safety training.
Please call or email Mrs. Jeannine Little for more information. (313)386-3795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting God's Children
The mission of the Safe Environment Office is to ensure that children, young people, and vulnerable individuals who worship, study, or participate in activities sponsored in the Archdiocese of Detroit can do so in the safest and most secure setting possible. The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In compliance with Articles 12 and 13 of the Charter, every diocese in the United States is required to maintain Safe Environment programs and to perform background screenings. Article 12 is applied with the Safe Environment programs in place to help educate involved parties on how they can contribute with the promise to protect our children, young people, and vulnerable individuals from abuse. Furthermore, Article 13 is also applied by performing background screenings on all those individuals working with children, young people, and vulnerable individuals.
Therefore, workshop participation, background check and a signed Code of Ethics is required for all paid staff and every volunteer who works with children on a one time or regular basis. St. Frances Cabrini Parish and schools will allow only those who have completed all three requirements to work with children and youth in our parish and schools. Each participant must register online at www.virtusonline.org in order to receive credit. Online Registration Instructions
To register for the workshops
1. Go on line to www.virtusonline.org
2. Put in User ID, you can put in your own first and last name
3. Password – make up your own
4. Go to Registration
5. Follow the rest of the given instructions.
6. When you get to making a choice for what workshop to attend, only register for one.
7. Once you have completed your registration, make sure you call the site where you will be attending to let them know you are coming. This registration online is for the Archdiocese’s records. It does not go to the site. Click HERE for a list of upcoming training sessions, then click on “register for training.”
Click on the links below to print a copy of the background check and code of ethics. These forms must be returned to your ministry supervisor and verified before you are allowed to work/volunteer.