2390 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7824

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  • sunday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020: ALL CLASSES BEGIN 

    • Pre-K - 6th Grade: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the School Building
    • Confirmation (7th Grade +):  
      • ​Class is once per month, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon or 3:45-5:15 p.m.
      • One "At-Home" lesson per month
      • One Youth Ministry required per month, 4-5:15 p.m. 
    • Teen Ministry (high schoolers):  Sundays after the 5:30 Mass for pizza and fellowship


CFF: Children Faith Formation Program (Pre-K --6th gr.)

Classes run from September 20 through May in the school building. Classes are held most weeks, excluding many school holidays,  Sundays at 10:30 a.m., after the 9:30 Family Mass.  All class times are immediately after a Mass in the Church, and are accompanied by adult programs in English and Spanish.  CFF includes PreK classes for children starting at age 3 (must be toilet trained) and continuing through 6th Grade.  All participating children and parents are required to attend the Orientation Day on the first Sunday of classes (September 20, 2020.  Note:  Due to Covid-19, this orientation may be cancelled or changed).  Our classes are as follows:

  • Level 1 Atrium for children aged 3 and toilet trained through and including Kindergarten - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • First Communion Level 2 Atrium - 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
    • This is a two year program to receive First Communion in May of their 2nd year.
    • Children in 1st-4th grade may begin their 2 year formation in Fall 2020
    • This is a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.
  • First Communion for aged 5th grade and above - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • This is a two year program to receive First Communion in May of their 2nd year.
    • Traditional Classroom style with book.
  • First Communion for aged 7th Grade and above who are also enrolled in Confirmation - 3:15-3:45 p.m.
    • This is also a 2 year program coinciding with our 2 year Confirmation program.  Registration is on the Confirmation Registration Form.
  • 3rd-4th Grade Class for children who have already received First Communion - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • 5th-6th Grade Class for children who have already received First Communion - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Atrium (age 3 - Kindergarten):

Our Atrium is for toilet-trained 3 year olds through Kindergarten, and is a beautiful way to teach our faith to children in a hands on, Montessori style.  Children are given presentations 1-3 children at a time, when they are ready, and may then work with that presentation at his or her own pace.  They learn about the Mass, life of Jesus, Liturgical calendar, and practical life skills.  Space is limited and children will not be able to join later in the year as it disrupts the flow.  

Sundays 10:30-11:30 am (priority given to active parishioners)

  • ANNUAL CFF WAIVER must be signed each year for each child who will participate in CFF.  
    • This will be due by the first class on September 20
  • CFF TUITION: Tuition for the first child each year is $200, for September through mid-May.
    • Each additional child is $100, with the 4th and beyond being free.
    • The fee for preparing to receive a Sacrament that year is an additional $75 per child.  
    • Pay online here (preferred) or submit a check to "St. Dominic's Church." Cash is also accepted, if delivered in person, in an envelope with your child's name on it and "CFF, 2020-21" on the front.
    • Additional donations, called "Agape gifts" are appreciated to help cover the costs of families who can't pay as much.
    • No child will be turned away because of financial need. There are opportunities for parents to volunteer extra hours in lieu of full tuition.
    • Contact the Director of Family & Youth Ministries, Kathy Folan by calling 415-567-7824 x111 or email kathy@stdominics.org

Confirmation and Youth Ministry (7th -12th Grades), see here.


Sacramental Preparation and RCIC for children

Children's Faith Formation (CFF, above) includes First Reconciliation & First Communion preparation classes for 2nd graders (and above) who are ready. Classes begin September20th.  RCIC and RCIA-for-Youth, is for all those over age 7 who have not yet been baptized, or for those over age 11 who have not yet received 1st Communion.  For more information, contact Kathy Folan at (415)567-7824x111 or kathy@stdominics.org,  and to register for Youth Confirmation, which starts in 7th grade, go to www.stdominics.org/ministries/youth.