To nourish the already existing relationship the young people have with our Lord. To catechize them so they would recognize Jesus' love for them and know His presence in their lives. To establish a relationship with their parish, St. John the Baptist as we encourage them to build up our parish community through their active discipleship in the different ministries. To continue their knowledge of the catholic faith and Its true teachings, in hope that they exercise a strong and vibrant conviction as young Catholics in our times
Phone: 408-262-2546 x312
The Catechetical Ministry seeks to open children, youths and adults to the discovery of the goodness of God as reflected in their world, and help them to experience and respond to this within the Catholic Community. It seeks to help them grow further in their faith and understanding of our Catholic tradition, our unity in Christ and the many gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The community and individual members of Saint John the Baptist Catholic parish be disciples and living witnesses of the Gospel.
To help children, youths and adults develop living, conscious and active faith relationships with Jesus Christ and the Church through systematic instruction in Scripture, tradition, teachings of the Church, worship, and in Christian life.
On going conversion to Jesus Christ and continuous development and systematic implementation of catechetical programs that will lead children, youth, and adults towards a life of faith.
Expectations BEING The human and Christian aspect of the person. Catechist as a person of catholic faith and how she/he lives.KNOWING Knowledge of the message being transmitted. Sufficient knowledge of those to whom the message is being transmitted and to the social context of their lives.METHOD The ability to communicate the message in a way that is effective.CALLING Has he desire to be a Catechist.SERVICE Has the spirit of service, mission, of building the Kingdom.
Thursday classes are 6:45pm to 8:00pm.
Saturday 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Catechists' Meeting Monday and Saturday (after classes) Once a month or as needs arise
Catechetical Director of Faith Formation
Phone: 408.262.2546 x 315
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
The RCIA process is the Catholic Church's way of welcoming and assisting those who inquire about the Catholic faith and are searching for meaning and direction. It is a continuation of one’s journey of faith and is divided into various stages, which help foster the conditions in which conversion might occur. This is done with the help of a qualified parish community team.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a result of the mandate from Vatican Council II calling for the restoration of the catechumenate process of the early Church. This is expressed in the Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity. The RCIA was prepared by and through the Congregation for Divine Worship, approved by Pope Paul VI in 1972 and approved for use in the United States in 1974. In 1986 the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops approved the ritual edition of the RCIA for use in the United States which included additional rites for both the baptized and unbaptized.
Participants in past R.C.I.A. classes have come from many different backgrounds, yet all have a common interest in learning about the Catholic Faith.
The RCIA is a journey of faith Through the initial stages of asking and seeking, Through beginning involvement with Christian/Catholic people, Through hearing the Gospel proclaimed and by faithful reflection and prayer on this Word of God, Through doubts and hesitations, Through discernment of God's call for them as individuals, Through the steps of commitment, Through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist)
The RCIA is for adults who
Parish Office: (408) 262-2546, ext. 315
We are dedicated to being a walking companion for you as you continue your faith journey.
Our offices is guided by three goals as outlined in the USCCB document Sons and Daughters of the Light: