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 Adult Faith Formation

ADULT CONFIRMATION | Are you a baptized and eucharized Catholic over the age of eighteen who needs to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? We will be having a five-week Adult Confirmation class meeting every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. starting on Tuesday, March 22nd in Classroom 5 in the Parish Hall building.  Confirmation is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.  Contact Chris O’Donnell, bsp at codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org for more information or to sign up.  Every participant requires a copy of their Baptismal Certificate and First Communion certificate.

Bible Study

Bible study sessions with Chris O’Donnell are available on our Religious Education YouTube Channel.  Keep checking back weekly for any new updates.

WHY DO CATHOLICS DO THAT?  FAITH STUDY

 The Catholic Church is the oldest and original Christian community.  For that reason we have a rich history and spirituality that we do not always fully understand or appreciate.  In this series, designed for both new and seasoned Catholics (as well as for curious non-Catholics) we look at certain particularly Catholic things and explain their origin and purpose.  We will cover the following topics:

  • Why do Catholics make the Sign of the Cross/
  • Why are Catholic Bibles larger than Protestant Bibles?
  • Why do Catholics follow Apostolic Tradition?
  • Why do Catholics worship using seven sacraments?
  • Why do Catholics believe in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist?
  • What is the purpose of Catholics using holy water and other sacramentals?
  • Why are Catholics led by the pope?
  • Why do Catholics honor Mary and the Saints so much?
  • Why do Catholics believe in Purgatory?

Come and renew and expand your faith.  There are two choices (same class):

Monday evenings, starting April 25th at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building,

OR Wednesday mornings, starting April 27th at 9:30 a.m. in Meeting Rooms H & I in the Pastoral Center Building

There is no registration, just come join us, and no cost (a free will offering can be made if desired).  We look forward to seeing you there! Come and see how exciting it is to be Catholic!

KNOW YOUR SCRIPTURES BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. NIRU | We will begin our new series of Old Testament study beginning the first week of March.  During this Lenten and Easter seasons, we will study the Book of Psalms and other Wisdom books of the Bible.  Classes will be held on every Tuesday evening (from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.) and Thursday morning (from 9:45 to 11:00 a.m.) beginning March 1st upstairs in the Pastoral Center Building.  All are welcome to join us.

 

Parish Library

The Parish Library is located in the Church Meeting Room and is open from 8:00 a.m. until the church is closed usually in the late afternoon. Books and audio and video tapes, CD’s and DVD’s are available. Categories include: Adult Faith Formation, Biography, Catechism, Church History, Liturgy and Ministry, Mariology, Prayer, Sacraments, Saints, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology, Grief Management / Bereavement, Marriage and Family, Other Religions. Directions for signing out books are posted in the library.

 

 

 

Adult Education Contact Information

17252 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
Chris O’Donnell
Director of Catechetical Ministry
codonnell@sanrafaelparish.org
Adult Education Office Phone: (858)487-4314, ext. 1224