· SJAKids is St. Joan’s Faith Formation program for children in grades K-5, and their families

· We believe that the best examples of faith for children are their parents!  So SJAKids is a family-based program—at minimum, kids come with at least one parent, but are welcome to bring as many parents, siblings or grandparents who want to come.  Everyone in the family is welcome at SJAKids!

· SJAKids brings kids and parents together with other families to learn about our faith through Scripture, music, prayer, crafts, games and more!  We do our best to make our beautiful Catholic faith engaging and fun for both kids and parents.

· SJAKids meets about 15 times during the school year, and there are three different sessions to choose from:

Sunday A meets before the 10 a.m. Mass, 8:45-10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings

Sunday B meets before the 12 noon Mass, 10:45-12 on Sunday mornings

And our Thursday session meets Thursday evenings, 6-7:15 p.m.

We do ask families to pick just one session to attend consistently, and each family is put into a small group with other families with kids of similar ages.  Of course, if you cannot make a particular session, it is better to attend one of the other days/times than to miss completely!

· We know that living our faith includes attending Sunday Mass—your family may of course attend any of our weekend Masses, but we do encourage our Sunday SJAKids families to attend Mass together right after their SJAKids session (and for our Thursday families to attend either the 10 a.m. or 12 noon Mass with other SJAKids families).  But of course whatever Mass you attend is awesome!


Email Mary Machi (mmachi@sjasr.org) or call 925-830-4710.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at SJAKids!