“Catechesis is an Education in the faith of children, young people and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organize and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life.”
The Children’s Faith Formation Program in Holy Name of Jesus Parish follows the policies, guidelines, and curriculum of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
The Parish believes that catechetical ministry is a share in Jesus’ own mission of proclaiming the living Word of God – to make disciples of all nations and to teach them to observe all that He had commanded. Catechesis is that activity which enables faith to become living, conscious and active through the light of instruction – especially sharing God’s word in scripture and sharing the traditions of the Catholic Church. Faith formation is a life-long process for each individual, as well as the work of the whole Catholic Christian community.
Catechetical ministry seeks to open children and youth to the discovery of the love, goodness and beauty of God as reflected in their world and in one another, within the context of the Catholic Christian community. It seeks to help them grow further in their faith, their understanding of our Catholic tradition, our unity in Christ and the many gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The Parish assists parents, who are the primary religious educators of their children, in passing on their faith through the ministry of catechesis.
The Catechists are volunteers, from all walks of life, who share their Catholic faith.They help children and youth to build and strengthen their relationship with Jesus and the Parish by: proclaiming the Word, building a sense of community, leading students to prayer and worship, encouraging loving service to others and through the example of their own lives.
Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00 noon, in the Pastoral Center
Religious Education (for Children)
Kindergarten to 9th, Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00 noon, in the Pastoral Center
RCIA for Children/Youth
Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, in the Pastoral Center
Sr. Necy Guan: (415) 664-8590