Eureka, California

St. Bernard Catholic Parish  
Eureka, California

St. Bernard Church
6th and H Street

St. Joseph Church
Henderson and C
Upcoming Events

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 K-Confirmation : ( 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 Parish Hall, upstairs. .   
    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.
         Read more here.


    2020-2021.  Confirmation Classes for children 7th-12th grade: . If you or a loved one is between 7th grade and
    17 years old, now is the perfect time to join us! Please leave a message with Deacon Dance at (707) 442-2233
    or email at, and clearly say that you are interested in Confirmation, leave your name,
    the name of your child, and your phone number. Deacon will contact you soon regarding classes!
    Updated information 10/18/20 here,

St. Bernard Catholic School     Grade 7- 12

Diocesan Events

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 frequently 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, contact the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

Coordinator:  Kim Farrell   707-442-2233
or email:

2020-2021 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:       UPDATE  01/25/21  Read here

1.        Religious Education will begin with at-home instruction by the family on October 4th.

2.        We hope to have Catechists that are willing to be available for questions after Masses once per
month and to call the families assigned to them once or twice a month to check in. If you would be
comfortable filling this role, please let us know what age range you prefer to work with. If you do plan to
volunteer this year, please remember to update your training. If you or your family are
concerned about Covid, please do not feel obligated to volunteer.

3.        Registration forms for the families
are here, in English   y en Espanol ,  to be turned into the church

4.         For English, we will be sending Baltimore Catechisms to each family that enrolls, and to you as well
if you are interested in assisting in this way. For Spanish, we are still researching options to keep the
programs as similar as possible. This is a solid but simple reference text that families can keep to help
them walk their children through at home education. Our Faith and Life series is still our main text, but
during at home instruction, this text is much easier for parents. .

5.        We hope to be able to return to in-person instruction as soon as more regulations are lifted and
most people feel safe to gather in large groups. We will review this around December or January. Please
spread the word for people I may not have email addresses for and those that may be willing to be new to
the volunteer role this year. We hope you and your families have a beautiful Labor Day weekend. Stay
prayerful, stay safe, stay happy!     

Information regarding books. Updated10-18-20, read here.