Catholic Youth Enrichment

Through Catholic Youth Enrichment (CYE), children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade foster a closer relationship with Jesus, grow in their knowledge of their faith, and nurture their sense of community within their church family. It is also through this program that children of age of reasoning and youth up to the 12th grade prepare to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

For more information please contact the Faith Formation Office at 407-886-4602.

CYE Updates

CYE and First Communion Classes

  • No in-classroom classes or any schedule events (including First Communion events) until further notice.
  • Online Home-classes began yesterday.
  • All parents who have provided an email address should receive instructions of next week lesson and activities for Chapter 21.
  • Parents should send their child's work via email or print it and turn it in when classes resume to our regular schedule.
  • I will continue sending the lessons each week.
  • If you need assistance accessing these links, please contact me.

Parents, as the First Catechist, are given the wonderful opportunity to continue the catechesis at home with your child.
"Helping Parents and Families Engage and Evangelize the Nones in their Homes."

Time of Prayer as a family.

  • Practice of Spiritual Communion practice of spiritual communion
  • A prayer for Spiritual Communion here is a prayer

Visit St. Francis of Assisi Facebook Page for daily updates. https://www.facebook.com/StFrancisApopka/
Other Resources (FREE videos, movies, workshops, books) Formed.org


New Students: CYE and First Communion

Registration and Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions

New Students for First Communion or Second year Sacramental Prep

  • 2 years preparation program for 2nd to 12th school grades students.
  • Registrations will begin on March 31, 2020 at 6:30pm in the parish center
  • Registration Requirements: Baptism Certificate, Birth Certificate and $20 deposit non-refundable.
  • If your child completed the first-year preparation in another parish, please bring written evidence from the Parish Faith Formation Coordinator.
  • Children who need the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact Mrs. Christine Stillings at 407-886-4602 ext. 308
  • First year of First Communion preparation for children begins as young as First Grade in school or older.

New CYE Students or First year of Sacramental Prep

  • First year or returning faith formation program for PK - 6th school grade
  • Registrations will begin on March 31, 2020 at 6:30pm in the parish center
  • Registration Requirements: Baptism Certificate, Birth Certificate and $20 deposit non-refundable.
  • Children who need the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact Mrs. Christine Stillings at 407-886-4602 ext. 308

We Need You!

Our Office of Faith Formation is seeking persons to teach and assist in our Children’s Faith Formation – CYE Program. It takes a community to form our children and youth in faith. Please consider volunteering, your parish needs you.

We are in need of:

  • Catechists and Catechist Assistants Tuesday or Wednesdays at 6:15-7:45pm
  • Office Assistants any days from Monday to Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Children-Led Mass Assistants – one Sunday a month
    10:30am – English Mass
    12:30pm – Spanish Mass
  • Non-professional Events Photographer for retreats and special events throughout the year

We offer training and support, and God takes care of the rest! If you are interested in helping our children grow in faith, please fill out a volunteer form and send to rjimenez@stfrancisapopka.org or call the Parish Office, ext.309.