Registration for 2016-2017 is CLOSED
A message from our Pastor and Pastoral Associate for Catechesis:
Peace and all good!
Welcome to the Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church Faith Formation and Sacrament Programs. We are happy to help you in every way possible, whether you are new to our parish community or are returning for another year. The pastoral and catechetical staff and those who minister as catechists, aides and chaperones look forward to your participation and are eager to assist you in strengthening the entire family in Christian discipleship according to the guidelines of the Catholic Church.
Registration for the upcoming year 2016 – 2017 is underway for faith formation and the sacraments of 1st Communion and 1st Reconciliation, and Confirmation. Our programs are meant to support the faith formation that is already occurring through you, the parents and guardians, whom the Church regards as the primary teachers and models of faith for your children. In regard to this important role, catechesis for your children is not enough, especially when they are looking to you for guidance.
We wish to emphasize that the most important part of religious education occurs when the family gathers around the table of the Eucharist with the entire community each weekend here at SSJ. Families are expected to make a priority of attending Mass first and foremost before any additional faith formation or sacrament preparation is considered. This practice helps your family to nurture faith and allows your children to live what they experience in their religious formation and sacrament preparation sessions.
Specific guidelines and information are part of our faith formation and sacramental programs. We are looking to you, parents and guardians, to show a care for the community of Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church by establishing a regular pattern of attendance and financial commitment so that our parish can thrive in the years to come. Your involvement is essential to ensure the continued growth of our church, through faith formation, sacrament preparation, ministries and parish activities.
For Registration after August 1, 2016, contact the Faith Formation Office at 714-963-0014.
Thank you for taking seriously the commitment to educate your children in the Catholic faith and compliance to our program policies. Contact us at 714.963.0014 with any questions you may have.
May the Lord give you peace,
Rev. Daniel F. Barica, OFM, Pastor
Nancy Cunningham, Pastoral Associate for Catechesis