Educational Ministries

Faith Formation or "Religious Education"

Our program is scripture-based and provides teachings in the practice of our faith. It is offered to elementary through middle school students. Programs include sacramental preparation. Classes are offered at Saint Joseph School on Sundays morning from September to May. Learn more details in the Faith Formation section.

Time offering: 2 hours most Sundays from September to May

Contact Erika Underwood, Faith Formation Coordinator, English (650) 691-1525eunderwood@dsj.org
                Juan Antonio Berrios, Faith Formation Coordinator, Spanish (408) 917-0905jberrios@dsj.org

This Youth Ministry will provide middle school youth a chance to experience a deeper spirituality and to become closer to God, the Church and other youth. Youths will take leadership roles in planning activities for the group. The Youth group will meet once a month. Schedule will be announced later. Details can also be found at the High School Youth Group section.

Time offering: 2 hours per week

Contact: Kathi Horn (650) 452-3560

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

This program is used to welcome new adult members (18 years and older) into the Catholic Faith and provides an opportunity for faith-filled people to enter into a deeper relationship with God in the Roman Catholic tradition. As an active, alive Catholic community, we welcome inquiries into our faith. The adult initiation team helps these catecumens (unbaptized) and candidates (baptized) on their spiritual journey. Parishioners in good standing are invited to serve as sponsors to assist in the process. Please call for details.

Contact: Erika Underwood, erika.underwood@dsj.org