"The faith of these adults too should continually be enlightened, stimulated and renewed, so that it may pervade the temporal realities in their charge. Thus, for catechesis to be effective, it must be permanent, and it would be quite useless if it stopped short at the threshold of maturity, since catechesis, admittedly under another form, proves no less necessary for adults."

Apostolic Exhortation Catechesis Tradendae

 of Pope John Paul II on Cathechesis in our time.

Adult Formation

Adult Religious Education nurtures the lifelong development of the whole person—body, mind, heart, and spirit—through broad and flexible opportunities for study, exploration, reflection, and spiritual practice. Adult Religious Education also nurtures the development of a whole community through courses on our relationships, our congregation, our faith movement, and our wider world.

Our office is currently closed to the public

 

For information or questions regarding any of our programs, please call the religious education office at 559-733-3929

 

You are always welcome to e-mail us!

For English email- anavarro@gscparish.org

Para español, correo electrónico- anoricumbo@gscparish.org

Sacraments: Welcome Home

“But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found." Luke 15:32

RCIA/RICA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 

FOR THE UNBAPTIZED AND THOSE BAPTIZED IN ANOTHER CHRISTIAN FAITH
18+ years of age, RCIA is the path to becoming Catholic. The class meets on Sundays at SERRA CENTER at 9 a.m.  There is a $50 registration fee.

 

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 catechetical year.
For online registration, please click here!
All Faith Formation Programs will be Online Only

 

For more information contact:

Gary Hunt

559-734-9522

ghunt@gscparish.org

RICA

Rito de Iniciacion Cristiana para Adultos.


Para quienes no han sido bautizados o fueron bautizados en otra fe Cristiana y tienen 18 años o más, RICA es el camino para convertirse en Católico. Clases cada Jueves 7-9 p.m. en el Serra Center.

 

Para mas Informacíon contactar:

Claudia Ocana
559-697-9161 

Puedes dejar un mensaje por correo electronico a:

anoricumbo@gscparish.org

 
Adult Confirmation

Catholic but not Confirmed?

 

Welcome to our two-year confirmation program!  We look forward to accompanying all of our students on their journey toward the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation as they prepare to incorporate their life more firmly into Christ. Participants must be 18+ years old and baptized Catholic.

Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 catechetical year.
For online registration, please click here!

 

For more information contact:

Dan or Arlene Vianello

559-799-7526

dvianello@yahoo.com

 

Confirmacion Para Adultos

ADULTOS QUE NO HAN RECIBIDIR LA PRIMERA COMUNION O LA CONFIRMACION. Clases cada Jueves 7-9 p.m. en el Serra Center.

 

Para mas Informacíon contactar:

Claudia Ocana
559-697-9161

Puedes dejar un mensaje por correo electronico a:

anoricumbo@gscparish.org

Inquiry – The Way

INQUIRY classes are generally held in April.  INQUIRY is open to anyone willing to learn the fundamental basis of the Catholic faith. THE WAY generally follows in September of the same year. The purpose of THE WAY is to lead baptized Christians of other denominations into the Catholic Church, after completing the INQUIRY class. 

 

For More Information, Please Contact:

Gary Hunt

559-734-9522.

ghunt@gscparish.org

 

Bible Studies

“Before Beginning to Read: Raise your mind to the Lord and implore Him to guide your mind Himself, to speak to your heart, and to move your will.” – St. Padre Pio

The Gospels Bible Study

This bible study is on hold until further notice.

For More Information, please contact:

Jerry De Melo

559-960-3245

anavarro@gscparish.org

St. Mary’s Bible Study

This bible study is on hold until further notice.

For more information contact the religious education office 734-9522

Estudio de Biblia

Estudio de Biblia está en espera hasta nuevo aviso

 

Para mas informacion contactar:

Rafael Martinez 

559-308-6038.

fundanzer@gmail.com 

 

The Fold

A Community for Young Adults - Building a community for young adults through age 35; offering enriching small-group studies and fun, social gatherings in friendly settings; flexible to the schedules for young adults juggling their new careers, further studies, dating and new families....and a welcoming place for those returning to 'the fold'. 

For more information please contact

Ricardo Garcia 

(559) 361-7822

mr.ricardog@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Parish Office
506 N. Garden St.
Visalia, CA  93291

(559) 734-9522
(559) 734-3435 FAX

 

Office Hours

MONDAY-FRIDAY

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Closed for Lunch:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SATURDAYS
9:00 AM - Noon

We encourage you to contact us with a question or a suggestion, please call our Parish Office listed above or submit a comment form. We will process your request promptly. Thank you and God bless

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