Educational Ministries

Religious Education

CCD instruction is offered through the School of Religion.  Mrs. Jill Carelli; C.R.E. and her volunteer catechists, guide the children through their journey of faith.  The program materials and teachings are approved by the Archdiocese of NY. Parent and child involvement and worshiping together is encouraged in the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi Church. CCD runs from September to May, Registration begins in the June.  For more information visit our religious education page.

Contact: Jill Carelli 914-666-3161


Family Mass

During the Family Mass the children from the CCD program take part in the Sunday Mass.  The children greet parishioners, read the Word of God, bring up the gifts and assist the Ushers.  This takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month, September to June.

Contact:  Jill Carelli 914-66-3161

Jesus Time

Is an opportunity for the children to hear the Word of God in a friendly, easy to understand way.  It takes place on most Sundays of the month during the 9:30 am Mass, Program runs from September to June.

Contact:  Jill Carelli 666-3161

Kids Night Out

An opportunity to children ages 3-11 to gather in a fun and safe environment. Offered once a month from 6:30-8:00pm. A fun night offered once a month to parish children. We offer a wide range of fun activities for the children to come together and experience Church in a different way. There is a nominal charge depending on the activity. 

Contact: Jill Carelli 666-3161

St. Francis of Assisi Youth of The Cross

YOTC is the youth group of the Parish. Members are from 6th grade and up. Meetings held the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 11:00am-1:00pm. The goal is to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus in our world today. We encourage faith, friendship, fun (and food).

Contact: Lisa Reinhardt 914-666-3161

Adult Catechism

We welcome adults who wish to become new members of the Roman Catholic Church. We offer studies for those who are not baptized, baptized into another Christian Church or baptized into the Catholic Church but have yet to receive the sacrament of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.  Bible study groups are also formed through out the year, length of each study may vary.

Contact:  Rectory 666-5986