Evangelization Ministry

Evangelization Ministry


Alpha at Saint Patrick’s

Saint Patrick Church offers Alpha for Catholics at least twice a year or two seasons yearly for the general population and once a year for Confirmation candidates. There is also a separate Alpha for the parents of Confirmation and First Communion candidates. Alpha is a ten-week evangelization course that provides the guests the opportunity to listen to the Good News or the Kerygma in a welcoming, friendly and informal environment. A session lasts for about an hour and half and consists of a meal, a good video presentation and a meaningful conversation with fellow guests about life’s questions and the Christian faith. An admin or two admins run the course with the help of the Alpha Team members that serve as hosts, helpers and prayer ministers. Visit and like our FB page: @AlphaStpatrickSF.

Foever Young Ministry (FYM)

Forever Young Ministry is a ministry of accompaniment and hospitality in which older and younger adults come together and become companions and friends in their journey of faith. This ministry aims to encourage the participants to share their gifts with one another and with the parish community. The fruit of this stewardship of time, talent and treasure is growth in their personal, spiritual and social aspects of their life. FYM meets every Sunday from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM. A Steering Committee provides direction for the group’s activities. Visit and like our FB page: @StPatrickFYM.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA, or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process through which unbaptized adults enter the Catholic Church by receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) during the Easter Vigil. The RCIA process consists of several stages: Inquiry, Catechumenate, Purification and Enlightenment, Initiation, and Mystagogy. Also included in the RCIA process are adults who have been baptized Catholic or baptized in another Christian tradition (provided the baptism is Trinitarian in nature), and would like to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church.

Religious Education Program

The Religious Education Program is staffed by volunteer catechists and is designed to assist the parents in the faith formation of their children. Keeping in mind that the parents are the primary teachers when it comes to the faith, the program prepares the children for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation in the various stages of their formation. Through the help of the catechists the parents and their children are also encouraged to participate in the many parish activities and events.