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 12 - 11:00 - 11:45 AM
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RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Classes begin on Sunday, September 19
Noon - 1:30 PM
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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 program 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- olds is another opportunity for our youngest parishioners to learn about God’s love.
Faith Formation Sessions are on Sundays from 11:00 - 11:45 am. Parents are given the opportunity to live their faith together as a family by celebrating the Holy Mass either before the faith formation at 10 or after at 12 pm. Please make use of this opportunity and attend our Sunday Mass.
In-person registration begins after each mass on:
Saturday, August 7th Vigil and
Sunday, August 8th - 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.
The last days to register are after mass on Saturday, August 28 - 5:30 p.m. Vigil and after each mass
Sunday, August 29th.
Please put on your calendar:
Sunday, Sept. 12 - FF Sessions begin 11-11:45 am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation registration occurs in the same period as Faith Formation - August 7th and 8th after each mass with August 28th and 29th as the last days to register.
Sr. Anitha Antony
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?