Children's Faith Formation

St. Pius Children's Sacramental Preparation


Unfortunately, St. Pius Catholic Church is not accepting new students into Year One (First Grade) Faith Formation Classes. Virtual classes begin Wednesday, October 7, for 2nd grade students (and older) who are preparing to receive First Communion 


If you have a child in First Grade and would like to start preparing them at home, they should know the sign of the Cross and their prayers:
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be
Guardian Angel Prayer (Angel of God)
Act of Contrition - does not have to be memorized but they should be familiar with it

Click here for these prayers and others.

For more information, please contact the Parish Center at (650) 361-1411.


Here are some good resources if your child is preparing to receive

First Holy Communion.


The Mass at a Glance is a booklet that covers the parts of the Mass including prayers.

Take a look at these videos that show the importance of the Eucharist:

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.

Sophia SketchPad: The Eucharist video focuses on the Eucharist, explaining the connection between Original Sin, Christ’s death and Resurrection, and the Holy Mass.

What is Communion? is a communion resource by Kids on the Move. Kids on the Move is the children's ministry of Church on the Move, in Tulsa, OK.

What We Believe is's introduction to the Sacraments series continues as Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, answers more questions about what Catholics believe about the Eucharist and receiving Communion: How does the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ? Is Communion a reenactment of the last supper? Should you not receive Communion if you have sinned? Why can't non-Catholics receive Communion in the Church?

The Mass Expained is an in-depth look into the Catholic Mass. The Mass Explained will walk you through a Catholic Mass while providing information and insights along the way.