Infants: Call the rectory 232-5659 to set up an appointment  for a brief interview and to set a date for pre-baptism instruction and baptism.

School age children: There is a special preparation program for the children. For more information call Lynne (510) 501-4894 or email Lynne

Adults: There is a special preparation program for adults.  Call the rectory (510) 232-5659


Saturdays at 4:00 pm in the church or by appointment. For an appointment call the rectory (510) 232-5659.

First Communion

For more information please visit our First Communion page by clicking “here”


The US bishops have a good explanation of what the sacrament of Confirmation is about. It is on our website.

For current information about St. John’s confirmation for high school aged people or adults pease call the parish office at (510) 232-5659


Make arrangement with priest at least six months in advance. Call the rectory at 232-5659.

Interesting Web sites about marriage

The US bishops site on Catholic marriage, has lot of information about getting married in the church. Their new video resource walks you through the Rite of Marriage, whether you’re marrying another Catholic, a baptized person who is not Catholic, or someone who is not baptized. It also answers several FAQs about Catholic weddings. Ideal for engaged couples, their families and anyone who is involved in Catholic marriage preparation.  The video is on youtube.


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