Children are the most precious resource of the family and the Church. The greatest care must always be taken when the safety of children is involved. The Diocese of Arlington is committed to providing a safe environment to all children entrusted to our care and assisting each child to grow in grace and wisdom.
Depending on the age of the child and with parental permission and involvement the Diocese of Arlington offers several training programs designed for youth to allow them to be a last line of defense and to ensure every child has the tools necessary to combat abuse.
For children in diocesan schools or in religious education programs at parishes in grades 1-8, the training program used is Formation in Christian Chastity.
The Formation in Christian Chastity class will be taught at St. Francis specifically to grades 1, 5-8 during class on the following dates:
Sunday October 22nd
Monday October 23rd
Wednesday October 25th
Make up-dates are schedule for the following:
Sunday October 29th
Monday October 30th
Wednesday November 1st
While the class material is age appropriate, some parents may choose to opt their child out of participating in this class. Please fill the opt out form by downloading the below document and turing it in to the Religious Education office.
It is the responsibility of the parents to keep thier child home on the days that the FCC class is taught.
37730 St. Francis Court
Purcellville, VA 20132
In case of emergency 540-338-6440
Parish Office 540-338-6381
Office Hours - M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
(office closed 12noon - 1:15pm daily)
Religious Ed. Office 540-338-4497
RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm
GABRIEL PROJECT support for pregnant women, for new mothers or those mothers new to the area. Call 703-841-3810 or visit the website at www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/gabriel.aspx. 866-444-3553 www.helpfor prenantwomen.org
PROJECT RACHEL is a post-abortion healing ministry open to anyone who seeks healing afer abortion. Project Rachel 888-456-HOPE www.helpafterabortion.org