Faith Formation

The Faith Education of Our Children - In support of parents, St. Peter Parish offers faith formation programs for the religious education of children beginning in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. For more information, contact Sister Hilda Sandoval MFP, Director of Religious Education at (650)-359-5000.

"While the catechesis offered within the family is ordinarily informal, unstructured, and spontaneous, it is no less crucial for the development of the child's faith. The catechesis of infants and young children nourishes the beginnings of the life of faith. Parents have shared the gift of human life with their children and, through Baptism, have enriched them with a share in God's own life. They have the duty to nourish it. Their faith, their attitude toward other human beings, and their trust in a loving God strongly influence the development of the child's faith. Parents are also the most effective catechists of prayer for their young children. School-age children should receive formal and systematic catechesis in a parish-based catechetical program, a Catholic school, or a program of home-based catechesis in which the content of the faith and the experience of Christian life is presented authentically and completely." Excerpted from Children | USCCB