Children's Faith Formation (English)

Overview

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

Veronica Zeller

Faith Formation Coordinator

faithformation@sjvparish.com

916-369-8669

 

Schedule of Events Holiday Season

 

Advent Confessions 5-6pm in the Father Moroney Room

December 13, 15, 16, 23

Simbang Gabi December 16-24th

The Simbang Gabi is a novena of Masses celebrated in the Philippines. Usually this are dawn Masses, here at SJV you are welcome to join us for our daily 8am Mass.

Taize Service  December 23rd  7-8pm

Taize is a simple, peaceful, meditative form of worship. The dark atmosphere, candlelight along with the music, invites us to dwell in Christ presence. We start the service with the exposition of our Blessed Sacrament, and end with the benediction.   If you have never experienced Taize please join us.

Christmas Day Masses

Traditionally the Christmas Vigil Mass (December 24th 6pm) is the children’s Mass. We have a few kids walk in with the entrance procession and rest baby Jesus in the manger.  We need a Mary, a Joseph, 3-4 shepherds and two angels.  We are not looking for expensive outfits, etsy would have some simple home made costumes ideas. Please reply to this ASAP if your child would like to participate this year.

 

Sunday 25th will be the regular Sunday schedule of Masses

 

New Years Day, Solemnity of Mary Mother of God (Theotokos) 10 am

You are invited to join us on Saturday January 1st to celebrate our Lady’s divine maternity.

 

 

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

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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:

Baptism

Eucharist

Confirmation

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