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  

Phone: 916-369-8669


Office hours:

Monday 8:30 am- 3:00 pm

Tuesday 12 pm-5:30 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am -3:00 pm

Or by appointment

Registration Information

Faith Formation


Registration for the year 2021-2022

Will open on June 2021

Early Registration June and July

Late Registration  August

Classes start in September

First Eucharist Program

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

Confirmation Program

Holy Spirit Reduced HalfA two-year program

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

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.