Religious Education


St Vincent Ferrer Faith Formation

The Faith Formation program of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish strives to provide adults, youth, and children with the knowledge, experiences, and skills necessary to become faithful disciples of Jesus. In keeping with their age and ability, they will assume responsibility as vital members of the parish and be able to participate in the Parish’s mission to develop a community of worship and praise, and serve the Kingdom of God.

Welcome!  Formation in the Catholic tradition is a life-long process. For that reason St. Vincent Ferrer offers ongoing Faith Formation opportunities for all ages. We focus on lectionary-based catechesis, teaching the Sunday Mass readings and their meanings along with understanding the teachings of the Catholic faith from an age-appropriate point of view.

But as always, we cannot accomplish this immense task alone. We ask that all parents make time to participate in the process by volunteering in some way. There are opportunities to assist by teaching classes, chaperoning youth during retreats, and volunteering for committees to plan and carry out various events. Ask in the Faith Formation office for further details.

Faith Formation :

On-going Faith Formation, sessions are available for everyone. All children and youth should participate. All sessions are held in the parish hall, every child or youth must be signed in at the start of each session and signed out when picked up.

Kinder - 5:

Children in grades K-5 participate in age-level on-going formation. Choose ONE of the following days. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 4:30pm to 5:45pm Remember, sacrament preparation (Reconciliation, Eucharist) are separate, from and in addition to weekly
Faith Formation sessions:

Middle School:

Middle School — Thursday night
6:30 to 8:00pm

Adult Formation:

Adult Confirmation—for adults 21 and older. For those practicing Catholics that have missed the sacrament of Confirmation we offer a sacramental class.

Wednesday evenings 6:30pm
Starting in February 2, 2022

RCIA Formation for Adults -  Including those requesting baptism and initiation into the Catholic faith, meet to grow closer to God through scripture, traditions, and to share stories of Jesus’ call to continual conversion.
Contact Blanca Cervantes in the Faith Formation office (951)679-4531 x109.

Sundays after the 8:15am Mass

ALL Faith Formation sessions begin the week of September 20,2021


Family Sacramental Preparation:

Sacramental preparation is IN ADDITION TO AND SEPARATE  from weekly Faith Formation sessions. Families participate together in these once-a-month sessions.


First Reconciliation -- minimum 7 years old

First Eucharist -- minimum 8 years old and completion
of the sacramental preparation for Reconciliation.

Reconciliation -- Sunday once a month
Parent & Child   3:15 pm
or Mon. once a month 6:30 pm

Eucharist -- Sunday once a month
Parent & Child 3:15 pm
or Mon. once a month 6:30 pm

For children who need Baptism ages 7 and up they will participate in weekly Faith Formation and monthly sacramental formation. Full Initiation, Baptisms, Confirmation and Eucharist, will usually be celebrated at the Easter Vigil of their Eucharist preparation year.
For children younger than 7 years, please consult the Faith Formation office 951.679-4531 ext.109




 1. Families must be registered parishioners of St. Vincent Ferrer and regularly participate at 

2. Must have a baptismal certificate on file for each child.

3. Families must volunteer in the Faith Formation Program throughout the year.

      All fees are due at the time of registration. Payment plans are available. 


Safe Environment

Catholic values and conduct must be upheld by all staff, catechist, volunteer and participant while participating at St. Vincent Ferrer.

Those that are directly responsible for the supervision of minors will abide by St. Vincent Ferrer Safe Environment Policy.

All minors enrolled in St. Vincent Ferrer catechetical process are required to be trained ,with age appropriate material, for personal safety and personal boundaries, proper touch and proper relationships.

All children and youth must be sign-in at the start of the session when dropped off and
sign-out when picked up.

Contact: Blanca Cervantes - Religious Education Assistant 
at (951) 679-4531 ex. 109 and Fax: (951) 679-7521



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