CFF for Grade K-5

Children's Faith Formation (CFF) PK-3--5th Grade

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 for our parish community.

Kindergarten: We use the Allelu Early Childhood Faith Formation program that nurtures young children's natural tendency to seek a relationship with God, reinforcing a strong sense of community and love.

Grades 1 and 2 (Sacramental Preparation) offer basic instruction and preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Using the texbook series published by Loyola Press and a variety of other publications, all update in recent years to be consistent with the current teaching of the Catholic Church. The program focuses on the child, the family, the catechesis, the liturgy and the Church community in today's world and our culture.

Grades 3-5, or after First Eucharist, are on-going faith formation instruction using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies series, a unique program that combines a complete doctrinal catechesis with the liturgical life of the Church. 

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