Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study


KNOW YOUR SCRIPTURES BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. NIRU | Fr. Niru will begin a new series of Bible study on the Historical Books on July 18, 2023. We start with the book of Joshua. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in Meeting Rooms H & I in our Pastoral Center Building. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to know your Scriptures and thus grow in your Catholic Faith!


If you or someone you know (spouse, child, friend, co-worker, etc;) is:

  • A non-Christian who is interested in learning about Catholicism,
  • A non-Catholic Christian who wants to learn more about Catholicism,
  • A baptized adult Catholic who never received your First Communion and/or Confirmation,
  • A Catholic getting married or asked to be a sponsor who still needs their Confirmation

…then the RCIA program is for you!

Come join us to have your questions answered, your knowledge of Christ and His Church strengthened, and, if you so choose, to receive your sacraments.  RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and is the means by which people learn more about the Catholic faith and to join the Catholic faith or complete their sacraments.

We meet Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom 5 in the Parish Hall Building (you may always bring a guest with you) and ask you to make a commitment to attend the 9:00 a.m. Mass here at San Rafael.  There is no cost and no pressure, come check us out and see how God is speaking to you.

If interested, please contact Chris O’Donnell at to sign up and get more information. We plan to begin in early to mid-August so sign up soon!



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
Adult Education Office Phone: (858)487-4314, ext. 1224