Children's Faith Formation

Children's Faith Formation Program (CFF)

Parents have first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. (Catechism of the Catholic Church  2223.)

Our mission is to support all parish parents with the religious education of their children. We encourage our families to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, pray together and to be involved with parish activities, and perform community service.  We offer catechetical programs for Pre-School and Kindergarten, Grades 1-8, and Sacramental Preparation classes for those interested in making their First Penance and receiving First Holy Communion.

Pre-School and Kindergarten Program 

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)

We invite students who are 3-5 years old to join us in the Lower Church on Sundays at 9:20 AM to receive an introduction to our Catholic faith. Volunteers, many of whom are qualified teachers, share with the children the very basics of our faith. Children learn about God and creation, Our Mother Mary and the Saints. They are introduced to simple prayers (eg. Sign of the Cross, Glory be, O Angel of God). Children work on art projects, listen to some of the well-known Bible stories, sing songs and share with one another. Parents are encouraged to register their children for this fun class, and registration is ongoing throughout the year. Please click on the links to download a registration form and the 2019-2020 school calendar if you are interested in enrolling your children. 

Faith Formation for Grades 1-8

We welcome students who attend public or private school or who are home schooled from September through May to register for Faith Formation classes. Classes begin in the Convent and the Collins Center at 2560 18th Avenue on Sunday mornings at 8:45 AM and we attend the family mass at 9:30 AM in the main church. After Mass, everyone is invited to the Lower Church for fellowship.  Please click on the links located on the left of of this page to download a registration form and the 2019-2020 school calendar if you are interested in enrolling your children.

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

The children meet on Sundays at 8:45 am and are prepare for the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist prior to their First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Holy Communion.  Students from the parish in the 2nd grade or older are eligible to participate.  Classes are held in the Collins Center and Convent located at 2560-18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94116.

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year.


Contact Information

For more information, please contact Mary Molly Mullaney at or call (415) 664-8481.









Student Registration Form