Faith Formation

St. Ignatius Parish nurtures the development of Christian faith and spirituality in those of all ages and stages of life. Two programs, each with its own variety of courses and activities, form the core.

The Children’s & Youth Programs

The Children’s and Youth programs include the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Children’s Faith Formation classes before First Eucharist and Confirmation and RCIA Adapted for Children. A post-Confirmation Youth Group integrates eighth graders and high school students into the life of the parish.

The Adult Program

The Adult program is committed to encouraging and supporting a mature, adult faith. A variety of enrichment opportunities are offered, including such Sunday morning events as the Parents + More Workshops, Conversations with Jesuits and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Other activities include Book Clubs, a Film Club and a summer lecture series on current challenges to the faith.

Children's & Youth Faith Formation (CFF)

Welcome to the St. Ignatius Parish Children’s & Youth Faith Formation Website.  The 2016-17  CFF Registration packet is now available.  Classes begin September 18.  To participate in the Children’s Faith Formation Program, we do require that you are registered members of the parish.                                                                                                  

To join the parish, yellow parish registration forms are available at all the entrances of the church.  You can drop your completed form in the collection basket or mail to the parish offices. You can also stop by the parish offices to register Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  We look forward to your being part of St. Ignatius Parish!

Confirmation 2016-17

CONFIRMATION YEAR ONE (Grade 7 and older) 2016-17

CFF Registration Packet 2016-17   This packet contains the forms to sign-up for the Confirmation Program Year 1, Grade 7 or older. To participate in the Confirmation Program, we do require that you are registered active members of St. Ignatius Parish.  Classes will begin September 18, 2016.  More info to follow.

Confirmation Brochure 2017  A quick overview of Confirmation preparation at St. Ignatius Parish.  It is a two year process beginning in the 7th Grade or older.  Learn more.

To join the parish, yellow parish registration forms are available at all the entrances of the church.  You can drop your completed form in the Sunday collection basket or mail to the parish offices. You can also stop by the parish offices to register Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.  We look forward to your being part of St. Ignatius Parish!

Fall 1st Year (Gr7+) Confirmation Calendar 2015 – This will give you an idea of the 1st year calendar and syllabus.   And the Winter Spring 2015-16 calendar Grade 7 Confirmation Year 1 2016 Calendar

1st Year (Gr7+) Confirmation Administrative Requirements

Confirmation Year 1 Service Sign-up Form

Confirmation Service Log 2016

CONFIRMATION YEAR TWO (Grade 8 & Older)  

Grade 8 & Older Confirmation Year 2 2016 Calendar

Year 1 Confirmation Interview Questions  Parents are encouraged to discuss these questions with their teens before they interview with their teachers.

Registration 2016-17

CFF Classes will begin September 18, 2016.

SAVE THE DATE!  PARISH PICNIC – SEPTEMBER 25, 2016.  No CFF Classes.

CFF Registration Packet 2016-17

Preschool Program (Ages 3-4-5) Information and Registration Packet – Learn about the  Preschool Program Curriculum here.  Please use the CFF Registration Packet 2016-17.

CFF Informational Brochure  – Learn more about the St. Ignatius Parish Children and Youth Faith Formation Program.

Adult Faith Formation

Through the energy and imagination of parishioners, the Adult Faith Formation (AFF) program continues to develop.  Offerings are intended to help adults not only deepen their own faith commitment, but also to do so in community.

In order to see current and upcoming events for Adult faith Formation, please click here for the Spring/Summer2016 schedule.  For updated information, consult the upcoming events on the homepage or check the parish bulletin available online or at the church.

Typically, the following are a part of a year’s programming:

Sunday Morning Discussions

Events often include, in rotation:

Parents + More Workshops, a more extended series of dialogues on  living the faith;occasional “Conversations with Jesuits” on traditional or contemporary theological, social or political issues;a series of lectures, geared to RCIA participants, but open to all parishioners, so that they might refresh or deepen their understanding of particular area of the Catholic faith.

Notes from several of the Sunday Morning Discussions are available here for download:

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Week Sunday sessions focus on the formation of those wishing to become Roman Catholics and for those already Catholic who have not received First Eucharist or Confirmation and thus seek to be fully initiated Catholics.  For Further information, please contact Mary Romo.

Fall Lecture Series

A Parish tradition now invites guest speakers, experts in a variety of fields, who are free to join us for the summer.  Often the lectures have been sponsored together with the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought at the University of San Francisco. For further information, please contact Dan Faloon.

Art and Religion Events

Over the past few years occasional courses on art have been scheduled on such topics as Women in the Bible and the Image of Christ. Exhibitions and related programs sponsored by the Manresa Gallery have added significantly to the discussion of art as a means for doing theology.  The eventual opening of an Emmaus Center in a west church alcove will further enhance opportunities for education and meditation on visual imagery. For further information on art plans, please contact Fr. Jim Blaettler, S.J..

 

For information about present and future Adult Faith Formation plans, please contact Fr. John A. Coleman, S.J. 

Contact

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Mary Romo
(415) 422-6033
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Fr. John Coleman S.J.
(415) 422-5752
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