St. James offers a holistic Faith Formation program that strives to meet the spiritual and intellectual needs of the children. We are currently using the Alive In Christ series by Our Sunday Visitor. Our catechists are prayerful people that have generously responded to God’s call to serve in His vineyard. We are very proud to have catechists that are faithful to the Roman Catholic Church and are dedicated to living their Faith.
Registration for 2020 Family Formation grades K-6th grades began on Monday June 1st, 2020 by appointment only and will close on July 1st.
New families must bring their child’s Birth Certificate and Baptism Certificate.
Registration fee is $125 per family.
Note: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has the Restored Order for the Sacraments of Initiation. This means that children should receive Reconciliation in the 2nd grade and Confirmation/First Eucharist in the 3rd grade. We are willing and able to help children finish their Initiation Sacraments and encourage them to a continued conversion to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is cancelled for Summer 2020.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Honoring our Lord Jesus’ request of letting little children go to Him, we have Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 11:00 am and 2:00 pm Sunday Masses (Spanish). School-age children are encouraged to participate in hearing the Liturgy of the Word at a level that they can understand. Our catechist leads the children from the congregation after the introductory rites and returns for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.