Faith formation

The Faith Formation programs offered at Holy Redeemer - St. James the Less are focused on strengthening each person's personal relationship with God while participating in a Sacramental life with a community that prays, worships and serves together. 

  • Vacation Bible School

    JOIN US FOR VBS 2020


    SUMMER 2020

    August 3-7

    9am-12noon daily

    Holy Redeemer Campus


  • Families of Faith (REP)


    1st Sunday of the month - 8:30am - Whole Family Catechesis, followed by 10:00am Mass HR

    2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month - 8:30am - Family Mass with Children's Liturgy of the Word SJ, and Class Family Catechesis at SJ 9:45-11:00

    4th Sunday of the month - Home Catechesis

    For more information, email our Faith Formation director at:

    Click here to download the Families of Faith Registration Form

    Click here for a complete description of our program for 2019-2020

    Click here for the 2019-20 schedule

  • Whole Family Catechesis

    Our Parish Families are invited to grow together in faith on the First Sunday of each month. We gather at Holy Redeemer's Healy Hall beginning at 8:30 AM with a light breakfast and then have a family lesson led by a team of volunteer catechists focused on faith topics relevant to family life. We close by attending Mass together at 10:00 AM. Whole Family Catechesis is a part of our Families of Faith program but is open to all families in the parish!

    Note: Check the calendar for special events that may reflect time and place change

  • Children's Liturgy of the Word

    Join us for Children’s Liturgy!

    Who: Children TK–6th Grade

    What: The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a Parish Program where children are invited to the Sacristy during the Liturgy to celebrate God’s Word in an age appropriate way. Children will participate in themed activities and discussions related to the readings.

    Where: Saint James The Less Parish

    When: Sundays at 8:30am Mass (September 2019 through June 2020)(No class first Sundays of every month due to Family Mass at Holy Redeemer at 10am).

    Children’s Liturgy is led by two trained leaders and one to two Virtus trained parent volunteers every week. Virtus Training is a mandatory certification course, which is part of the Safe Guarding the Children Program for adults over 18, who participate in Church and School programs.

    If you are interested in leading or assisting Children’s Liturgy a few times a year or more, please contact Trish Swords by emailing or calling the parish office at (818) 249-2008.

  • Confirmation and Youth Ministry

    Click on this link to go to our Sealed, Life Teen and Edge website:

  • RCIA

    Have you ever considered becoming Catholic? For those seeking to enter the Catholic Church or for those needing to complete the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please join our parish RCIA program.  Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Holy Redeemer.  For more information, please contact Trish at 

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


  • Has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
  • Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. 

Please email our RCIA team at: