Catholic Faith Formation

St. Mel Catholic Faith Formation


The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

It is intrinsic to faith that a believer desires to know better the One in whom he has put his faith and to understand better what He has revealed; a more  penetrating knowledge will in turn call for them a greater faith increasingly set afire by love. (ccc 158:33)

Keeping this in mind, the Catholic Faith Formation program, provides a curriculum that begins in the 1st grade and continues through the 8th grade.  The curriculum provides fundamental knowledge of: 

  • Salvation History

  • Precepts of the Church                                       

  • Doctrine

  • Saints

  • Sacraments

  • Living the Christian Life in Our World

  • Defending and Upholding Catholic Truths



Grades 1st - 6th

Catholic Faith Formation classes for children 1st through 6th grade meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion begins in 1st grade. Children usually receive those Sacraments in 2nd grade.

  2019/2020 1st - 6th grade CFF calendar


7th Grade - First Year Confirmation Preparation

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year program beginning in 7th grade. Confirmation Preparation classes for 7th grade students meets on Tuesday evenings in the Parish Center. Classes begin at 7:00 p.m.

2019/2020 7th grade CFF calendar


8th Grade - Second Year Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation classes for 8th grade students meets on Monday evening in the Parish Center. Classes begin at 7:00 p.m.

 2019/2020 8th grade CFF calendar


Click below for a CFF Registration Form:

2019/2020 CFF Registration form


If you would like more information, or to enroll your child, please contact the Religious Education office, 916-966-4314 or email [email protected]



We also strive to instill in our students a LOVE of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit our Advocate; a LOVE of neighbor and stranger; and a LOVE of Holy Mother Church.  We know that without an active LOVE we can not submit our lives to God's plan for us.