Religious Education

All Souls Religious Education 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 Christ and a life of discipleship.  Presently, our Religious Education Program is a Sacramental Preparation Program for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  Between First Holy Communion and Confirmation is our ongoing Growing in Faith class.  A Special Education class is also offered for both First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  We also have Baptisms classes and a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program for adults wishing to become Catholic or complete their Sacraments of Initiation.


First Holy Communion Program

The First Holy Communion Sacramental Preparation Program is a two year program.  Year One is focused on First Reconciliation; Year Two is focused on First Holy Communion.  We are engaged in the Sacramental Preparation Program of the Dynamic Catholic Institute (http://www.DynamicCatholic.com) called Blessed.  Curriculum requirements can be found in the website of the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation (http://www.sfarch.org/ooff).  Religious Education regular classes in preparation for the First Holy Eucharist or First Holy Communion for the academic year (2018-2019) are presently in session.  They are conducted on:

  • Mondays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and
  • Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Saturdays from 9:15 am to 10:15 am (Special Education)

Requirements for entering the First Holy Communion Two Year Program are as follows:  Must be Baptized and be 7 years old or in 2nd Grade.  We do have classes for older children (up to age 17) wishing to be Baptized or to make their First Holy Communion. Copy of certificate is required.

Year One: First Reconciliation Catechists*

  • Mondays’ Catechists are: Liza Buenafe, Rose Gomez, Laura Gonzalez
  • Saturdays’ Catechists are: Magdalena Mendez, Veronica Servent

Year Two: First Holy Communion Catechists*

  • Mondays’ Catechists are: Violy Carnero, Rosalina Gurrola, Janet Vergara
  • Saturdays’ Catechists are: Marcy Bautista, Guadalupe Nava, Ada Salgado

Growing in Faith Class (must have received Baptism and First Holy Communion and be ages 9-12 years old or 4th – 6th Grade) taught by Laura Gonzalez.

Special Education Saturdays’ First Holy Communion Class is taught by Valeria Monroy.

Dates for First Holy Communion:

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 am Mass
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am Mass

Special Education: Saturday, May 11 and/or 18, 2019 at 8:00 am Mass


Confirmation Program

The Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Program is a two year program.  We are engaged in the Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Program of the Dynamic Catholic Institute (http://www.DynamicCatholic.com) called Decision Point.  Curriculum requirements can be found in the website of the San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation (http://www.sfarch.org/ooff) Religious Education regular classes in preparation for Confirmation for the academic year (2018-2019) are presently in session. 

  • Classes for Confirmation begin with Mass at 6:30 pm followed by class from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm on Mondays.

Requirements for entering the Confirmation Two Year Program are as followed:  Must be Baptized, received First Holy Communion, and be 13 years old or in 7th Grade.  Copies of certificates are required.

Year One: Confirmation Catechists*

  • Mondays’ Catechists are:  Ricardo Orellana, Ando Perlas, Patricia Sanchez

Year Two: Confirmation Catechists*

  • Mondays’ Catechists are:  Maggie Alvarenga, Dora Cruz, Romanie Rajhboy

Special Education Confirmation Saturdays’ Class taught by Valeria Monroy.


RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

  • Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Catechists are: Ando Perlas & Lourdes Yñiguez Gallo

*Please note that 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.

 

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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