The church also sees Baptism as an initiation, a welcoming of a person into the Christian family, a rite which joins the baptized to a community for believers linked together by ties of faith, grace and love.You should start preparing for your child’s baptism about two months before the desired month of Baptism.
These are the steps that you should follow:
You may contact the Parish Office (925) 830-0600 to schedule this appointment. Both parents attend the interview where you will learn the specifics of Baptism celebrated at St. Joan of Arc. During the interview you will fill out a Baptism information sheet. The Baptism fee of $75.00 will be collected at this time.
This celebration is held on the first weekend of the month in which your child is welcomed into the larger parish community.
After you attend the Rite of Enrollment, please contact the Parish Office to schedule a Pre-Baptism class and your child’s Baptism date.
This is a community building session in which a team couple come together with the parents for prayer and discussion centered around topics relating to Baptism and the Christian Community.
St. Joan of Arc celebrates the Sacrament of Baptism at either a Saturday/Sunday Mass or at a 1:30 p.m. Sunday communal celebration.
Confirmation seals our Baptism and confirms our commitment to a Christian life.
Begins in grade nine. Teens should register at the Youth Ministry office.
Parishioners over 18 years of age should contact the Parish Office.
Eucharist celebrates our life together as a community with the presence of Christ in our midst.
Preparation begins in the first grade. Parents must enroll their child in the Faith Formation Program. They can do so by contacting the Religious Ed office.
Parishioners nine years of age to adult are encouraged to contact the Religious Ed office for further information.
We are called to conversion, we ask for forgiveness, and we forgive others in the act of confession.
For any age when we ask God’s healing during sickness and suffering.
We request that the couple come to the Parish Office and fill out a form before meeting with a priest or deacon. This must be done at least six months prior to the proposed wedding date.
Ordination integrates men into the holy orders of bishops, priests and deacons, empowering them for a lifetime of leadership and service in the Church.