Catechists are living examples of faith in our community who share their time and talent to teach and inspire children, teens, and adults to build a relationship with Jesus.  Catechesis is a work of love and peace and brings the light of Jesus Christ to hearts of the faithful. Join our team!

Catechesis comprises six fundamental tasks: 

  • Knowledge of the Faith
  • Moral Formation in Jesus Christ
  • Liturgical education and Understanding of Sacraments
  • Teaching Christians how to pray
  • Education for community life and full participation in the life and mission of the Church
  • Promotes a missionary spirit that prepares the faithful to be present as Christians in society

Catechists should live an active sacramental life. If married, they need to be married in the Catholic Church.   

*Counts as volunteer hours for school parents. 

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Contact Teresita Contreras, Faith Formation Director
650-344-7622 ext. 101 or 

“ For individuals whose minds are open to the message of the Gospel, catechesis is an apt means to understand God's plan in their own lives and in the lives of others. Having come to know this divine plan, they can more effectively co-operate with God's grace and become better instruments for the extension of Christ's kingdom. (Etym. Greek katechizo, to teach by word of mouth.)”
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St. Matthew Catholic Church

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