• Undertake your Catholic Knowledge with Conviction

    Explore our Continuing Adult Formation programs and live what the Lord has called for you through prayer, discernment, and ongoing study.

Ongoing Adult Faith Formation & Vocations

Experience our Lord and his calling for us to receive his grace, experience authentic conversion through study and prayer, and learn how to evangelize in the world through our continuing adult faith programs. These comprehensive formation programs are solidly backed by what Jesus taught in the scriptures and the teachings of his church, all supported by our Diocese and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.



Vocations

Discover and Discern what God has planned just for you.


  • Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate or Religious

    Do you have questions about the Priesthood, Diaconate or Religious or just want to learn more about what living such a life is like? Don't be afraid to answer the call.

    Discover Your Vocation:

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  • Vocations to Marriage Life & Preparation for Matrimony

    "Marriage is a vocation since it is a response to a specific call to experience conjugal love as an imperfect sign of the love between Christ and the Church. Consequently, the decision to marry and to have a family ought to be the fruit of a process of vocational discernment."
    -Pope Francis - The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

    Learn more or Begin the Process:


    Weddings/Convalidation
    Mario Cuaresma

    mcuaresma@sbdiocese.org
    (951) 693-2144



Diocesan Formation Certificate Programs

Encounter Purpose and Meaning of serving God in Parish Ministry


  • Liturgical Ministers Formation Workshops

    What does it take to bring about effective liturgies that strengthens our faith and transform individuals and communities? The Diocesan Office of Worship offers a variety of formation programs, one-day workshops, and full courses at the basic, intermediate and advanced level for all liturgical ministries so that liturgical worship can lead the faithful to full, conscious, and active participation in our holy faith.

    More Information and Certification Info


    Yolanda Ortiz

    Director of Liturgy
    y.ortiz@sbdiocese.org
    (951) 695-6657


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  • Parish Minister’s Formation Program (PMFP)

    Do you feel called to grow in discipleship and service? PMFP is a dynamic adult faith and certification program for ministry coordinators, catechists, and any other fully initiated Catholic adult desiring to learn more and serve the needs of the diocese.

    PMFP Sessions meet weekly and have a six-month commitment. Upon completion, participants will be eligible to enroll in the diocese Continuing Ministry Formation Program (CMFP), a 3-5 year advanced formation & credential program.

    More Information and Certification Info


    Yolanda Ortiz

    Director of Liturgy
    y.ortiz@sbdiocese.org
    (951) 695-6657


    Learn More


Additional Continuing Formation Programs

Know God Better. Do His Will.


  • RE Congress

    Experience the nation's largest convention of Roman Catholics and select from hundreds of workshops, speakers and exhibits. The Religious Education Congress is held annually in Anaheim and is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Religious Education.

    February 23 - 26, 2023
    Anaheim Convention Center


    Inquire or Register:


    Kat Hill

    Coordinator of Faith Formation
    khill@sbdiocese.org
    (951) 693-2146

    Director
    Sharla Ortiz

    sortiz@sbdiocese.org
    (951) 676-2894

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    Video Archive
  • Online Formation - FORMED

    St. Catherine's is pleased to provide our registered parishioners with a FREE subscription to FORMED, an online collection of the best in Catholic movies, children’s programming, audio dramas and books that supports the Catholic lifestyle.


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  • Safely Worship with Us

    We’re learning more about COVID-19 all the time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looks at the latest available evidence to make the best public health recommendations. To help mitigate COVID-19, our bishop has implemented safety directives to ensure safety and peace of mind when you come for Mass, meetings, formation or parish events.

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  • Receive our Lord’s Mercy with the Sacrament of Reconciliation

    Join us for one of our Penance Services with private confessions or make an appointment for quality one-to-one time with your confessor by contacting our Parish Office and scheduling a time to celebrate the Sacrament privately.

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  • Visit Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration

    Eucharistic Adoration extends the means for us to adore our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is fully and truly present in the Eucharist.

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