Sacraments for Children & Teens

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

The process to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a two-year process. Children must be in first year to begin the process. Children cannot receive the Sacraments until they are in the second grade. During the second year, in addition to Faith Formation or St. Nicholas School’s in-class program, families will be required to participate in 2 parent meetings, 1 child/parent First Communion retreat, and a rehearsal for First Communion.

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First Holy Communion for 2019-2020 has yet to be scheduled due to the coronavirus.  As soon as a date or schedule has been set for these students, those in the program for 2019-2020 will be contacted via email.

Confirmation (Catholic & Public School Students)

All 7th through 12th graders who have received First Holy Communion and  Reconciliation are eligible for Confirmation. To begin the process, register for EDGE or theIntersection and participate for the current year. Additionally, Teens will be required to attend the Confirmation Retreat at Camp Hammer.

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Once a month Saturday classes are in St. William Hall from 9 to 11 am unless otherwise noted.

Confirmation for 2019-2020 has yet to be scheduled due to the coronavirus.  As soon as a date or schedule has been set for these students, those in the program for 2019-2020 will be contacted via email.

RCIA for Children

RCIA for Children are faith formation classes are for those children who have not been baptized before the age of seven years old or who have been baptized but who are still in need of their First Communion & First Reconciliation. RCIA for Children enables children in grades 3 through 12 to enter into a relationship with the living God and share in the life of their identity as Catholics. Often high schoolers will join our adult RCIA program.

Classes are scheduled based on the availability of the Catechists and participants. Full initiation sacraments are received at the Easter Vigil Mass and First Holy Communion will be received with the sacramental class. Please contact Catherine Campbell at 650 948 2158 or ccampbell@DSJ.org for more details.

For baptism needs for children under seven years old, please contact Deacon Charles at charles.corbalis@dsj.org or call 650 948 2158.

RCIA sacraments for 2019-2020 has yet to be scheduled due to the coronavirus.  As soon as a date or schedule has been set for these students, those in the program for 2019-2020 will be contacted via email.

Go to registration page here
Schedule for 2020-2021 will post shortly

2020 Pandemic Note

Our county and diocese are providing us guidance for in-person classes/sessions.  We continue to follow these guidelines and will update you to any changes needed throughout the year for our full in-person schedules, any need for a hybrid of in-person and distant learning options, or full distant learning options or homeschooling.  You will be able to share your family needs with us in the registration form.

Your families well being is of utmost importance to us.  We have missed seeing you all in person and look forward to a year of being physically distanced together as needed!