"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.

Director

Ana Navarro
ananavarro@gscparish.org
(559)734-3929
Feel free to contact our Director with your feedback about our Adult Formation Programs.

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

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.

 

For more information contact:

Dan or Arlene Vianello

559-733-8014

dvianello@yahoo.com

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?
 

ADULT CONFIRMATION PROGRAM is waiting for you! Participants must be 18+ years old and baptized Catholic. Classes meet on Tuesdays at St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 7-9 p.m. Participants MUST ATTEND FIRST SESSION.

 

For more information contact:

Dan or Arlene Vianello

559-733-8014

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

The Gospels Bible Study

The Gospels Bible Study is held at St. Charles every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to consider this wonderful opportunity to learn more about our faith.  Food and Snacks available.  

 

For More Information, please contact:

Jerry De Melo

559-960-3245

anavarro@gscparish.org

 

St. Mary’s Bible Study

Please come join us as we begin our 31st year of bible study. This year we will be studying “ No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion” This Study will lead us up to and through the season of Lent. It will take you on a video journey with author Edward Sri to the Holy Land, guiding us as we walk with Jesus in His last hours from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Materials cost is $25 - scholarships available.

For more information contact the religious education office 734-9522

 

Meeting Times: Twice a month on Thursday’s at the Parish Hall 

Morning Session: 10:00 A.M. -12:00 PM 

Evening Session: 7:00 PM- 9:00PM

Estudio de Biblia

Estamos bendecidos por este nuevo curso de biblia en espanol. Se reune todos los martes de 6:30-8 pm en el Serra Center. No necesita haber estudianto antes. Material facil de entender es nuestra guia. 

 

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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