FAITH FORMATION

Saint Callistus Church provides a Faith Formation Program for the children of the parish from Kindergarten to eight grade. The teaching of the Scripture; the Traditions of the Church, and Church teachings at appropriate levels, form the bases of this program. 

Faith Formation Classes Begin

Sunday, September 11th  11:30 - 12:30 AM

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Pg 1&2 FF instruction/info,

Pg 3 fill-in registration form,

Pg4 Oakland Diocese Parental Permission Inputs,

Pg5 Release Statement Signature page

Deadline of inputted pages #3, #4, & #5 to
Sr. Anitha
is on or before Sunday, September 4.
Thank you.

Confirmation Sessions

Classes begin in September (tbd) 

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Pg 1fill-in Confirmation form,

Pg2 In-Person & Zoom Session Info

Pg3 Oakland Diocese Parental Permission Inputs,

Pg4 Release Statement Signature page

Deadline of inputted pages #2, #3, & #4 to
Sr. Anitha
is on or before Sunday, September 4.
Thank you.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 

Classes begin on Sunday, September 18th 

1:00pm - 2:30 PM

FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM

Faith Formation is a lifelong journey beginning in the home where the foundations of faith are laid primarily by the child’s parents and their godparents in their ongoing responsibility to foster the child’s growth in faith and to encourage and support the parents in their work of passing on the faith. Along with the families we as a community work together to guide our children toward a life of discipleship to Jesus.

 

Our Catechetical program of instruction is provided for the children and youth of our parish. The programs for grades K through 8 have classes on Sunday mornings from September to May. The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) during the Sunday 10 am Mass for our 4-7 year old's is another opportunity for our youngest parishioners to learn about God’s love.

 

Children who are willing to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion must participate in two years of Faith Formation before they receive First Communion. During their second year, children are prepared for First penance and they receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before they receive First Communion. 

 

Faith Formation sessions are on Sundays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Parents are given the opportunity to live their faith together as a family by celebrating the Holy Mass at 10:00 am. Please attend our Sunday Mass.

 

Sign-up sheets for Faith Formation, Confirmation and Youth Ministry will be available in the vestibule after all Weekend Masses in July.

 

In- person registration begins after Vigil Mass on Saturday August 13 and after all Masses on Sunday August 14 – 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 pm.

 

The last days to register: Saturday, September 3 and Sunday September 4.

 

Please mark your calendar: Sunday September 11, Faith Formation sessions begin from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

 

For more information please feel free to contact our Faith Formation Director,   Sr. Anitha Antony,

for more information at 510-222-0432 Monday through Wednesday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or email at aan.stcal@gmail.com.
 

PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN
HISTORY OF THE ROSARY

Please explain the history and background of the rosary. Is it true that the Blessed Mother gave it to St. Dominic?

STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Did You Know?

Praying the Stations of the Cross - alone or with a group - is a Lenten tradition. 

LEARN ABOUT THE SAINTS
SAINT JOSEPH

On March 19, we celebrate the feast day of the father of Jesus on earth

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

On October 4, we give thanks for the best known and the least known of all the saints.