"All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3: 16-17

What is Catechetical Ministry (CM)?

Catechetical Ministry is an important way for the Catholic church to carry out its mission of evangelization and faith formation.

“Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ, transmitted by the Apostles to the Church. Catechesis also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit. ” (usccb.org)

Our program teaches and forms the community, especially those new to the faith, about the life of Christ and his teachings in hopes that they will experience Christ’s real presence. The mission of our program is to help our community encounter Christ with their families and friends.

Ways to Participate

Enroll your children in youth faith formation through our Catechetical Ministry (CM) program located at the St. Clare School.

The 2022-2023 YCM school year begins Sunday, September 18th, 2022. Classes take place every Sunday (except on special Church celebrations) from 3:00-4:15pm with Mass from 4:30-5:30pm at St. Clare parish.

Volunteer to serve as a teacher, co-teacher, or teaching assistant for our Youth Catechetical Ministry (YCM) program (PK-12th grade). No prior experience required, just a heart and passion for ministry and mentoring our youth!

If interested, please contact Damian Wang, SJCCM Director of Religious Education, at sjccm.dre@gmail.com in addition to the Volunteer Sign-Up form. Thank you!

Volunteer to teach or assist with our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program. SJCCM holds an English speaking and Mandarin speaking RCIA class depending on our community’s needs.

Please contact Damian Wang (sjccm.dre@gmail.com) for the English speaking RCIA class and attn: Simon Liao, when completing the Volunteer Sign-Up form, for the Mandarin speaking RCIA class.

Catechetical Ministry Team