Religious Education Program

 

Do you want to become a Catechist?  You are the most welcome!! 

First, you have to know better the Religious Education Program, then contact the Religious Education Coordinator, Ms. Lourdes:

Ms. Lourdes Yñiguez Gallo - Director of the Religious Education

650-873-5356    religiouseducation@allsoulsparishssf.org

 

Family Religious Education and Faith Formation Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parish is the center of faith formation for Catholics.  Every person in your pews, every Catholic in your parish community—child, youth, young adult, adult, senior—is on their own journey towards Jesus Christ and a life of discipleship.  Our faith formation begins at Baptism.  We begin formation with our Bilingual Sunday School from ages 3-6.  We are beginning to provide Family Religious Education and Faith Formation within our Sacramental Preparation Formation for First Communion and Confirmation.  After First Communion and before Confirmation we offer our ongoing Growing in Faith classes.  A Special Education class is also offered for both First Communion and Confirmation.  We are also providing RCIA for children (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for children).  

Bilingual Sunday School

Bilingual Sunday School is offered to both English and Spanish-speaking children ages 3-6 while parents attend 10:30 am Mass (English).  The children also attend a service of their own with children their own age.  Our parent-teachers are bilingual (English & Spanish-speaking).  Our objective is to foster a sense of belonging and welcome.  Our formation uses the Pflaum Faith Formation, which introduces them to a loving God through the Bible and the Sunday weekly handouts.  
 


FIRST COMMUNION FORMATION

The First Communion Sacramental Preparation Formation is for two years beginning with children 7 years old and up or in 2nd grade or higher.  Year One is focused on First Reconciliation and Year Two is focused on First Communion.  We are engaged in the Sacramental Formation process through the Faith and Life Series of Ignatius Press.  For our older children we are also using Our Sunday Visitor and Loyola Press.  Curriculum requirements can be found on the website of the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation (http://www.sfarch.org/ooff).  Family Religious Education and Faith Formation will begin in September of 2021.

Parents will be attending a monthly Parent Session, which consists of a short catechetical review with instructions on how to teach catechism to your children at home.  Parents will also attend a retreat for the parents and their children.

Calendar of Classes:

Mondays from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesdays from (RCIA for children)
Saturdays 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Saturdays from 9:15 am - 10:15 am (Special Education)

Requirements for entering the First Holy Communion Sacramental Preparation Family Formation:

•    Must be Baptized and be 7 years old or older or in 2nd grade or higher.  If your child has not been Baptized, they may enter the First Communion Two Year Formation, be Baptized after the first year and make their First Holy Communion at the end of the second year. 

•    We do have groups meeting with catechists for older children (up to age 17) for those wishing to be Baptized or to make their First Holy Communion.

•    Copy of Baptismal certificate is required for those who have been Baptized.


Catechists beginning in September 2021:

Mondays:  Angelica Fregoso, Sil Gonzalez, Janet Vergara, Tess Valido, 
Saturdays:  Magdalena Mendez, Giselle Avila, Marcy Bautista, Guadalupe Nava, Rosalina Gurrola
Saturdays Special Education Formation:  Valeria Monroy

GROWING IN FAITH FORMATION

Ongoing Faith Formation offered for those children who have made their Baptism and First Holy Communion and are of ages 9-12 years old or are in 4th-6th grade (before Confirmation).
 

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CONFIRMATION FORMATION

The Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Formation is for two years beginning with youth 13 years old (up to 17 years old) or in 7th grade or higher.  We are engaged in the Sacramental Formation process through Chosen from Ascension Press.  Curriculum requirements can be found in the website of the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation (http://www.sfarch.org/ooff).  Family Religious Education and Faith Formation will begin in September 2021. (Please see Guidelines & Requirements for 2021-2022 for details of our beginning Family Catechesis.)

Parents will be attending a monthly Parent Session, which consists of a short catechetical review with instructions on how to be a support for your youth at home.  Parents will also attend a retreat for the parents, sponsor, and their youth.

Youth will meet with their catechist on Mondays from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

Requirements for entering the Confirmation Preparation Formation are as follows:  Must be Baptized, received First Holy Communion, and be 13 years old or older or in 7th grade.  

Copies of Baptismal certificate and First Holy Communion certificate are required.

Catechists beginning in September 2021:

Maggie Alvarenga, Dora Cruz, Laura Gonzalez, Monserrat Perez Varela, Ando Perlas, Carmen Perlas, Patricia Sanchez

Saturday’s Special Education Formation catechist* for Confirmation is Valeria Monroy.

*Please note all Catechists complete Protecting God’s Children training through the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc.  VIRTUS Online and are Live scanned for fingerprinting.  For more information, please call the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection (415) 614-5504.

RCIA FORMATION (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

RCIA meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RICA (in Spanish) meets on Sundays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

RCIA Team of Catechists presently are:
Ando Perlas, Carmen Perlas, and Lourdes Yñiguez Gallo

RICA (in Spanish) Catechist is:  Melvin Cifuentes


        Ms. Lourdes Yñiguez Gallo - Director of the Religious Education

650-873-5356    religiouseducation@allsoulsparishssf.org

 

 

 

Office of Religious Education Hours

 

  • Monday & Wednesday: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • By appointment: contact the Director of the Religious Education Program Ms. Lourdes Yñiguez Gallo: 650-873-5356
    religiouseducation@allsoulsparishssf.org

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