Children's Faith Formation (English)


SjvChrist Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."  Matthew 19:14.  Here at SJV, our Faith Formation program is passionate about serving God by educating, encouraging, and empowering our families and their children through their faith and Sacraments to know and love God the Father.  Our goal is to create a lifelong faith formation that embraces all ages and generations, that promotes growth in faith in both our homes and church lives. In order to accomplish this we use a Family Formation program. This means that for grades K-5 both parents and students come once a month to receive formation at each level.  Parents then teach at home 3 more lessons during the month.

Please contact our coordinator if you are interested in joining our Faith Formation Program:


Veronica Zeller

Faith Formation Coordinator



Registration Information

Faith Formation

Registrations are closed!

Tuesday 10/5/21

Confirmation year 2

RCIA/First Eucharist (English)

Parents Classes in the Church (English)

Kids 1st-6th in school Classrooms (English)

Thursday 10/7/21

Confirmation year 1

RCIA/First Eucharist (Spanish)

Parents Classes in the Church (Spanish)

Kids 1st-6th in school Classrooms (Spanish)


Catechism of the Good Shephard

Catechesis of the Good ShepherdGood Shephard

For the youngest children to grow in His Love

CGS is a distinct Montessori-based approach to Christian formation through which Children form a deep and lifelong relationship with Christ.

Our parish will be offering CGS this fall for children ages 3-5.  Only 10 spots are available.

Parents interested in this program must email to make an appointment for an interview.  The interview is done to find out if the child is ready to perform simple tasks: walking, seating, listening, following instructions.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (Adapted for children) RCIA


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (Adapted for Children) RCIA

A two-year program

 For children 7 years or older, who have not been baptized and are seeking to become Catholic.

Will complete all Sacraments of Initiation:




Must submit Birth Certificate.  Please call for an appointment.


Please remember that formation in our faith is an ongoing process.  We have formation for children from kinder through 8th grade regardless of need for Sacrament preparation.

First Eucharist Program

  • EucharistA two-year program
  • At least 1st grader
  • Birth Certificate is needed
  • Must bring Baptismal Certificate   

Confirmation Program

A two-year program

  • At least 7th graderHoly Spirit Reduced Half
  • Must be baptized and has received 1st Eucharist
  • Must bring:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • First Communion Certificate
Click to download Confirmation Sponsor registration form