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Religious Education Program

"Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it." (Proverbs 22:6)


Religious Education at Church of the Resurrection for school year 2022-2023 started on September 11th, 2022.  The classes are held on Sundays from 11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. on the Resurrection School campus.  


Using textbooks based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, our classes are offered for levels from 1st Grade through 8th Grade.


  • Our 2nd Grade Class prepares children to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist.  The candidates are prepared for and complete the Sacrament of First Reconciliation before receiving First Eucharist.  Registration for these classes will close on October 31st, 2022.  The Sacrament of First Eucharist will be given at Church of the Resurrection on May 21st, 2023, during the 10:00 A.M. Mass and the 11:30 A.M. Mass. 

  • Our 8th Grade Class prepares students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Registration for these classes will close on October 31st. 2022.  The Sacrament of Confirmation will be given at Church of Resurrection by Bishop Oscar Cantu on June 4th, 2023, during the 11:30 A.M. Mass. 


This school year, we are offering a Grade 9-12+ Program for our youth to continue Catholic formation and active participation in Church Liturgy after having received the Sacrament of Confirmation.


We continue to seek volunteers to serve as Catechists and Catechist Aides and help sustain our work of forming the future members and leaders of our Catholic Church.


To learn more about our Religious Education Program, please email Jeanne Matsuda at


Thank you very much, and may God bless and keep us always!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA

 The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process used to bring people into the Roman Catholic Church.  The program is designed for those seeking baptism, as well as those wishing to receive one or more of the other sacraments associated with full initiation into the Church.  If you are already Catholic, but seeking renewal, inspiration, or education in the faith, then RCIA may be right for you as well.


To enable full participation in the Catholic Church, the following sacraments are offered:


  • Baptism – the sacrament that frees us from sin and makes us Children of God.  It is the basis of Christian life and the gateway to all the other sacraments.  


  • Reconciliation – the sacrament that grants forgiveness of sin and reconciles us with the community.


  • Eucharist – the sacrament where Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given.


  • Confirmation – the sacrament that completes our baptismal promise, binds us more perfectly to the Church, and enriches us with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.


There are several distinct periods associated with RCIA:


·      Inquiry – an introduction to the Church; a time for seeking and questioning; an opportunity to begin developing faith.


·      Catechumenate – a period of study, nurturing, and growth in the faith; a process of conversion to Jesus Christ.


·      Purification & Enlightenment - a time of deep reflection and conversion that includes several liturgical celebrations.


·      Mystagogy – a time for new initiates to continue their journey while becoming fully integrated into the life of the Church.


In other words, RCIA is more than a process or a program, it is an invitation to fall in love with Jesus Christ.  Each person is accepted where they are in their faith journey and moved along at an appropriate pace.  Like the dawning of the sunrise, discernment unfolds one day at a time.  Come experience the love that Jesus Christ has for you.  


For more information, contact Deacon Mike Haas (408-616-9315 or

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