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Serra Catechetical Institute

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Serra Catechetical Institute

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SCI QoutesWhat is the Serra Catechetical Institute?

The Serra Catechetical Institute (SCI) is a 1-year formation process for parish and Catholic school catechists, parents and all adults who want to know their Catholic faith better and be able to hand it on more effectively. Participants will receive a solid introduction to the Catholic faith in 60 hours of basic catechetical formation, including:

  • Spiritual development (our own relationship with Jesus),
  • Doctrinal formation (sacraments, creed, and morality), and
  • Catechetical process and methodology (how to teach the faith).

Students who complete the program will be eligible to receive the Basic California Catechist Certificate.

When and Where

New classes will be held at different times and locations to meet a variety of schedules. Check this site or request to be put on our mailing list for upcoming classes when they are available.

Class Withdraw Policy

If you withdraw from the program up to sixty days after the class begins, you are eligible to recieve a refund of any fees paid, minus a $25 processing fee and all associated credit card transaction fees. You also agree to return any unused books and will pay for any books that you have marked on or decide to keep.

You also agree to inform the coordinator of the program of any difficulty in meeting the required payments, and that you will make the necessary arrangements to remedy the situation.

For More Information:

If you have questions about the Serra Catechetical Institute join our Enewsletter below. You can also send an email to Valentin Carrillo, or call 510-267-8370.

Registration deadline: Now Closed.

Cost: $225. Class size is limited. Early registration recommended.
SCI Brentwood classes are offered in English and SCI Hayward classes are offered Spanish.

If you need help registering online, please email vcarrillo@oakdiocese.org or call Valentin Carrillo at 510.267.8370