Adult Catholics Growing in Faith

i-bhXLWN2-X2San Francisco Solano Parish strives to minister to the faith formation needs of adults and to provide opportunities for ongoing faith formation that fit into and complement the busy lives its parishioners.

We have programs for women and men, for those raised Catholic and for those new to Catholicism, for parishioners who want to meet regularly with others and for those who have a desire to continue growing in faith but have many other commitments.

Adult Confirmation

On Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church and have received their First Communion but who have not yet been confirmed and wish to receive this final sacrament of initiation. Participants are required to attend a few preparatory classes.

Adults who have not been baptized, who have been baptized in another faith or another Christian church, or who have not yet received their First Communion may complete the RCIA program to receive all sacraments of initiation.
Contact: Deacon Carl Swanson–949 589-7767 Ext. 2108
Email: deaconcarl@sfsolano.org

Bible Study

We have two parish Bible Study groups.  One meets Monday evenings at 7:00 pm and the other meets Friday mornings at 9:00 am in the parish meeting rooms.

Catholic Men’s Fellowship

Catholic Men’s Fellowship meets on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month at 7:00 pm in the Youth Faith Formation Center. It is an opportunity for men to open their hearts and strengthen their faith and friendships.
Contact:Chris O’Connor
Email: ChrisAOConnor84@gmail.com

Children of Christ’s Heart

Children of Christ’s Heart is a support group for the parents, grandparents and/or caregivers of children with special needs.  If you have a child in your life who experiences social, emotional, intellectual or physical challenges, this group offers support through prayer and the sharing of information and resources.  Meetings are held once a month on a Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM in meeting room C.  Children are welcome to attend with their caregivers;  however, no childcare is available for these meetings.
Contact: Maura “Mo” Byron–949 709-5830
Email: 5byrons@cox.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Renews His Parish

We invite you to reinvigorate your faith and that of our parish community by attending the Christ Renews His parish weekend. CRHP is a weekend like you have never experienced before! It is an opportunity for you to strengthen your love and commitment to our Lord. Too often the distractions and routine of our everyday life distract us from growing in our relationship with God. The weekend is a time out to discover, in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, how to connect your Catholic Faith with your daily life. The weekend activities take place right here at our parish and your evening is spent in a local hotel.

If you would like more information or would like to register for the event, place contact the parish office or click on the link below to register online.

Women’s Retreat:  October 21-22, 2017
Men’s Retreat:  November 4-5, 2017
Contact: Alma Helms–949 589-7767 Ext. 2112
Email: ahelms@sfsolano.org
Information: click here
Register: click here

Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS is a group for mothers with infants to kindergarten-aged children.  This group encourages busy moms through fun-filled mornings of prayer, guest speakers, crafts, and fellowship.  Child care is provided.  MOPS meets every other Thursday from 9:30 am-12:00 noon in the Parish Center.
Registration: Kristin Pickett–949 795-2386
Email: sfsmopscoordinator@gmail.com

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) outlines the steps for the formation of those adults who have not been baptised or who have been baptised into another Christian church and desire to become members of the Catholic church. Each year, San Francisco Solano parish offers those who desire reception into full communion with the Catholic Church the opportunity to participate in RCIA.

Parishioners who have been active in the RCIA process often wish to work with men and women seeking to become fully initiated Catholics. They may become part of the RCIA Team, which facilitates all parts of the process.
Contact: Deacon Carl Swanson–949 589-7767 Ext. 2108
Email: deaconcarl@sfsolano.org

Women’s Circles

Women’s Circle is a peer ministry for women of all ages and stages of life. It offers an opportunity to nurture your spirituality, deepen your faith and build community with others. Meetings are held in the Parish Hall on Tuesday mornings (9:15-11:30 am) and evenings (6:00-8:00 pm).  There is a small fee to participate.
Contact: Lori LaFavre
Email: lori@lclafavre.com