Family Faith Formation

Welcome & Inspiration / Bienvenida e Inspiración

SPX 2020 Welcome & Inspiration

Message from Bishop Cotta to those in RCIA

Message from Bishop Cotta to those in RCIA

Message from Bishop Cotta for Children preparing for First Communion

Message from Bishop Cotta for Children preparing for First Communion

Bishop Cotta's message to those preparing for Confirmation

Message from Bishop Cotta for Youth

Family Resources ~ Recursos para la Familia

During these new and challenging times, let us rember that Christ is always with us. Our first teachers are our parents. So, below you'll find online-at-home resources to continue the Catholic faith with your youth.

Durante estos tiempos nuevos y desafiantes, recordemos que Cristo siempre está con nosotros. Nuestros primeros maestros son nuestros padres. Entonces, a continuación encontrará recursos en línea para continuar la fe Católica con sus hijos desde su hogar.

Sunday Connection, by Grade

God speaks to us in many ways, including through the Sunday Scripture readings. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way.

Hablando con los niños acerca de la fe

Resources for Families~ Recursos para Familias

St. Mary's Press

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Until further notice...all sessions have been suspended.

Family Faith Formation Program

The mission of Family Faith Formation is to provide support to children and families that have a desire to grow in faith.

The hope of Family Faith Formation is to spark the beginning of a lifelong ongoing faith formation in the families that come to the Cathedral of the Annunciation.  Most of all, it is our prayer that families grow in their relationship with God.

Family Faith Formation sessions are held on Sunday Mornings.  

These sessions are for families who would like to prepare their children for Sacraments and for families or adults who would like to learn more about their faith.  The sessions follow the seasons of the Church calendar, i.e. Advent, Lent, etc. Come and join this exciting new faith formation!  Your family can grow in faith together! 

Sacraments 201: Eucharist

Sacraments 201: Eucharist (what we believe)

Why do we receive Confirmation?

Sacraments 101: Confirmation (why we're confirmed)

Symbols of the Holy Spirit

How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?

How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?

Ignatian Spirituality

Last June 7th, the catechist throughout the Diocese gathered at Annunciation to celebrate the many years of service. The St. Pius X Catechetical Awards are a recognition to the service in religious education (Faith Formation) that our dedicated teachers provide in the Diocese of Stockton. The awards are given starting at 5 consecutive years. We a had a total of 6 catechists celebrating their service this year.
5 years: Rosie Diaz & Mariana Téllez
10 years: Laura Chavarria
20 years: Liliana Bobadilla & Ramiro Lua
45 years: Irene Killian de Ojeda

Congratulations and may God continue to give you the knowledge and love needed to continue this service.

Worship Services for Families

Welcome! In this challenging time when many of us are unable to attend Mass in person, here's a great way that you can pray together as a family. Just get in touch with us if you see anything wrong or have any questions.