A Place to Learn and Grow in the Catholic Faith

Faith Formation

Faith Formation Program

At Christ Cathedral, you can begin or continue your faith journey through myriad religious educational offerings. We invite you to explore the many ways you can learn more about the Catholic faith, no matter your age.



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Christ Cathedral Academy

Christ Cathedral Academy, our Catholic Dominican-affiliated elementary school, serves the educational needs of children from preschool through eighth grade. It focuses on development of the whole child, optimizing each child’s intellectual, spiritual, physical, personal and social nature while striving to instill the values of the Catholic faith and the Gospel message. Children participate in faith celebrations, liturgy, sacraments and prayer, as well as Christian service to the community.

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Religious Ministries and Education for Youth and Adults

The Diocese of Orange offers young people and adults with opportunities to pursue religious education in many forms. Youth and Young Adult Ministries offer various educational activities. Adult Faith Formation has a variety of religion classes and many different Parish Faith Formation opportunities and courses – including Bible study – are offered through the Institute for Pastoral Ministry.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Catholic Church welcomes new members and provides appropriate spiritual formation according to each person’s needs. Some who come to us have had little or no affiliation with religious training in the Christian faith. Others have been baptized and have been active members of other Christian denominations. The process of formation is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

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Adult Confirmation

The Adult Confirmation process is a fun interactive opportunity for Catholics who have not had the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Confirmation to complete their full initiation into the Catholic Church.

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