Faith Formation Update

Congratulations and Welcome!

At a wonderful celebration of the Easter Vigil, 12 new members joined the Catholic church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist. The newly initiated members are: Tong Heng, Trong Le, Jodey Tran Jade Vu, Claire Barragan, Vinrila Curaming, Joshua Espiritu, Justin Espiritu, Nicole Gutierrez, Mason Hobbs, Arjun Pamidi, David Vu. They experienced rebirth in the pouring water of Baptism and the anointing in the Holy Spirit. They received the body and blood of Jesus for the first time and are full members of our St. Francis Community.

We also have several adults who are completing their Sacraments of Initiation in the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist they are: Sam Ablao, Robert Espiritu, Reigal Quinto, and Andres Zamora. Welcome all to this Catholic Family.

Confirmation Preparations for Adults

If you are a adults 18 years and older, and would like to complete your initiation process, please contact lnakamura@sfoasj.org for more information.

Faith Formation Opportunities

All are welcome at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. We want to share and help you grow in your faith. We have many opportunities to have a closer walk with Jesus. Here are a few:

  • Sacraments and Worship
  • Generations of Faith
  •  Children’s Liturgy of the Word
  • RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
  • Children’s Initiation
  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study and Reflection
  •  Vacation Bible School
  • Preschool
  • Ignation Spirit
  •  Advent/Lent Enrichment

Generations of Faith is for all people!

Once a month the parish community is invited to go deeper in their faith journey. We offer a unique process to met new people and discuss issues of our faith. This year we having been using the “Growing in Faith series written by Bill Huebsch. We have covered topics such as “What does your heart Desire”? What is Prayer and how do we pray? Our next session will be held April 12,13, 14,15 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Our topic is on Resurrection and the Ascension. We meet in the Chapel.

Family Question of the Week

Today we celebrate Jesus resurrection from the dead. How do you think People found out about it? What do you think made the beloved disciple believe Jesus was risen? Was it something he saw?

First Eucharist

This May, 88 of our parish children will receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist. If you would like to prepare your child to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist, he/she must already be baptized as a Roman Catholic, must be at least 7 years old and in the 2nd grade at the time they are scheduled to receive their First Eucharist and must currently be enrolled in their second consecutive year (or more) of formal catechesis. Registration begins in August of each year. For information, please contact Lerma Simpson, First Sacraments Coordinator at (408) 223-1770 ext. 310 or Lisa Nakamura, Faith Formation Director at ext. 316.