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The Cohort Experience

The Catechumenate is a 9-month communal experience that synthesizes the life and rhythms of Eucharist Church with an additional layer of relational investment and spiritual formation into a transformational pilgrimage into deeper communion.

Quick Summary: The Catechumenate cohort begins in January and ends in August. It is open to anyone interested in learning to live all of life in reference to Christ. To participate you must apply no later than December 10 and be able to attend the Catechumenate Retreat in January (info below). The Catechumenate has a limit of 18 people. Priority is given based on application date (i.e apply now!).

Full Catechumenate Information – Introduction, background, Q&A (5 pages – printable)

Catechumenate Information Meeting:

Sunday, November 19 following worship (noon)

Deadline to apply to participate in 2018:

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Catechumenate Application 

(click link above)

For more information or to ask specific questions not addressed in the information sheet, please email

Catechumenate Retreat:

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Friday, January 5-Saturday, January 6, 2018

Location: San Anselmo (San Francisco Theological Seminary – Trinity Retreat House)

Cost: $225 per person

Note that this is the only out of pocket cost for doing the Catechumenate. Installment payment plans are possible and/or scholarships can be made available upon request. We don’t want to exclude anyone from participation due to cost.

Eucharist Church is a congregation in San Francisco connecting ancient forms of worship and classic Christian faith to the lives of 21st-century people.