CFF for Grade 1-5

Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) is a process that applies faith to practical living in an age-appropriate curriculum. It is not meant to be an academic study, but is designed to enhance the children’s understanding, participation, and application of the Catholic Faith. The program is a community-based gathering for children to explore our faith, enrich our spirituality and have fun within the framework of our Catholic traditions.

Sessions are taught by parents and members of the parish who receive ongoing training and support as parish catechists. Students enrolled in CFF study the historical development of our faith, as well as the ritual and structure of the Mass in accordance with the curriculum recommended by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catechetical Level Standards of the Diocese of San Jose. Children actively participate in the creation of prayer services and liturgies during the program year.

Grades 1 and 2 offer basic instruction and preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Grades 3-5 are on-going faith formation instruction. 

Grades 1 and 3-5 are offered using the textbook series published by Loyola Press and a variety of other publications, all updated in recent years to be consistent with the current teaching of the Catholic Church. The program focuses on the child, the family, the catechist and the Church community in today’s world and our culture.

Grade 2 uses textbooks for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. 

If you are interested in becoming a catechist for our Children's Faith Formation, please contact our Director of Catechetical Ministry, using our online contact form or call the parish office at 650-967-8311 x32.