Children/Family Catechesis (Faith Formation)

St. Jerome Church supports families and children in their ongoing growth in faith and spirituality.  This program provides both children’s weekly classes as well as whole family gatherings at special points in our Liturgical Year  (Advent and Lent).  The pastor also presides at a monthly Mass that recognizes children and family and their unique place in our parish community.

A special program for children/youth desiring the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation (Penance or Confession), and Eucharist (First Communion) is also offered.  This program includes individual family meetings with the Director of Children and Family Catechesis, weekly classes for children/youth and  monthly meetings for the family of children/youth preparing to receive sacraments.

Our resource texts this year are:

  • Finding God –  Loyola Press (A Jesuit Ministry);
  • Blessed: First Reconciliation along with Blessed: First Communion (both published by Dynamic Catholic) for our sacrament preparation;
  • God’s Gift:  Reconciliation and God’s Gift:  Eucharist  (also from Loyola Press)

Resources for family sacrament preparation are from The Pastoral Center: Growing Up Catholic.

For more information about our programs please contact Elizabeth Oishi, Director of Children’s Catechesis. She  would be happy to answer your questions and have you become part of our program.   510.525.0876.