St. Bernard Catholic Parish
St. Bernard Church
6th and H Street
St. Joseph Church
Henderson and C
Adult Faith Formation
Religious Education / Faith Formation
Phone: (707) 442-6466 Mail to: 615 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501 Fax: (707) 443-0914
On - Going Events
Religious Education for Children and Youth Grades 1-6: ( previously called CCD)
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA.
RCIA is the process through which adults (non-Catholic or baptized Catholics) are prepared to receive the
sacraments of the Church. It is not a "program" of "classes", but a journey of faith based on the working of the
Spirit in an open heart. We meet on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the St.Bernard Rectory.
Those interested in the Catholic faith with an eye towards joining our faith community are invited to
attend. There is no financial cost or obligation. For more information, contact Dianne at 707-442-8812.
If you or your child is interested in being Confirmed this year, please meet us at Saint Bernard’s Church, Parents and Grandparents
upstairs above the Pinochi Room on Sunday, October 15, 2017 following the 10:30 Mass.
We all want our kids to be happy and live a life filled with joy. Sadly, at the same time we see our young people
leaving their faith behind them just when they need it the most. We need solid, proven tools to help parents and
grandparents inspire faith in their kids and teens, strengthening them for their journey into a very secular world.
Expect fun, laughter, and a renewed holy sense of purpose in this 4 week course by Deacon Dance. Tuesday
nights at 6:15-7:30 at Pacific View Charter School from October 3-24th. (The old Saint Bernard’s Elementary,
115 Henderson Street, Eureka)
St. Bernard Catholic School Grade 7- 12
Also view our 'HOME PAGE" for a current listing of upcoming Faith Formation opportunities .
PLEASE NOTE: The Sacrament of Holy Communion may be received as early as the second grade,
and the Sacrament of Confirmation in the seventh grade. Both Sacraments require proper education,
spiritual formation and life within the Church. Thus, a two year preparation period is recommended
by the Diocese.
An Adult Faith Formation and Certification series is being offered through the Santa Rosa
Diocesan Office at St.Bernard Catholic School in Eureka. This series is designed for our
Catechists, Teachers and Principals, although others may attend.
For more information, view the Current Schedule for 2016-2017
Classes begin Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Please pick up a registration form in the church office or
in the church vestibule. Last Day to register, October 10, 2017
Coordinator: Melanie Broswick.
Welcome Back Students!
Tuesday, Sept. 26th, is our first of our new 2017-2018 Faith Formation year for grades K-6!
Classes will be held at Pacific View Charter School: 115 Henderson St. from 6:15-7:30pm.
Registration will be available on Tuesday evening, with the last day to register on October 10th.
Parents wanting their children to receive the Sacraments must bring a copy of their child's
baptismal certificate with them.
The Spanish Faith Formation classes begin Sunday Sept. 24th, from 10:00-11:45am. All classes
will be in the Hall at Sacred Heart, followed by Mass at 12:15pm. Registration is also available
September 24, with the last day to register your children for this year on October 8th. Parents,
please bring a copy of your child's baptismal certificate with you if your child will be receiving
Sacraments this year.
Remember, Kindergarten will not count as a prep year for sacraments; this is an introduction to
God and our faith. 1st year prep will begin in First grade. Please feel free to contact me with
any questions or concerns.
Peace in Christ,
An Introduction to Pope John Paul II 's "Theology of the Body."
Sponsored by the Diocesan Department of Religious Education
View the brochure here,