Faith Formation

Faith Formation Calendar

Faith Formation for Kindergarten through 8th grade

  • Faith Formation staff and volunteer catechists partner with parents to assist them in their role as the primary catechists (teachers) of their children.

  • Faith Formation for Kindergarten through Junior High runs from September - May.

  • It is expected that to form the faith of our parish children that families will enroll their children continuously from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Reregistration occurs in April for the following year. New registrations are accepted at any time throughout the year.

  • To register, please fill out a registration form and return to the Parish office

  • Tuition for 2020-2021 is $120 for one child, $150 for two children and $200 for 3 or more children in the same family.  Scholarships are available and based on need.

First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation

  • Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, and Baptism for children age seven and older, is an addition to the regular Faith Formation process.

  • Parents and parish partner together to prepare the child to understand the sacrament which they would like to receive.

  • A systematic approach is taken, wherein the family participates in the life of the Church through Mass and fosters the desire in their child to receive the Sacraments. Registration occurs in mid to late September after Faith Formation classes have begun.

  • All students must have been enrolled in Faith Formation classes and received instruction in the faith for, at minimum, one year prior to registration for the sacraments.  Registration form will be distributed to eligible students during September in both the parish faith formation program and the parish school.

  • First Reconciliation and First Communion are typically prepared for beginning in second grade, however students older than this are welcome in the process of preparation.  Confirmation is typically prepared for the eighth grade at Church of the Resurrection.  Students older than this are also welcome in the preparation process.

  • Sacrament Preparation Tuition for 2020-2021 is $50.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for all children of the parish Grades 1-5 and is offered at 10:00 am Sunday Mass.

  • Additional volunteers are needed for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, no experience is required, just a love of Scripture, the Mass and a desire to share your faith.

Contact Ms. Matsuda for more information: 408-822-9336 or

Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

Interested in becoming Catholic or know someone who is?  Interested in learning more about the faith or renewing yours?  Are you a baptized Catholic who hasn’t received the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist and would like to?  Then consider joining us to learn about the Catholic faith in a small group setting.  Sessions focus on the teachings and traditions of the Church and prepare individual to receive their sacraments during the Easter season.  Participants are invited to bring their questions, their insights, and their faith stories to share with others in a warm accepting atmosphere.  We meet at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings throughout the school year.

For more information about this process, which is formally known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), please contact Deacon Mike Haas at 408-245-5554 or

For other sacraments: Baptism, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders please click here