Sr. Celeste Arbuckle, SSS

Director of the Office of Faith Formation and Coordinator of Persons with Special Needs

Sr. Celeste is a Sister of Social Service and Director of the Office of Faith Formation.

She has served in the catechetical field for over 35 years in parishes, Archdiocesan offices, and on national and international boards and committees.

Sr. Celeste oversees the daily operation of the office and consults with the Marin County and Deaneries 10 and 11 Parish Catechetical Leaders.

She is responsible for work with adult faith formation,  RCIA and sacramental preparation.  As a Sister of Social Service she serves on the Leadership Team and is Treasurer.  

Sr. Celeste Arbuckle, SSS
Director of the Office of Faith Formation
Phone/Fax: 415-614-5652
[email protected]

Anelita Reyes

Associate Director of Faith Formation

Anelita is Associate Director for Catechesis and coordinates the parishes in San Francisco and northern San Mateo counties.

She holds a Masters in Education Degree from the Philippines and a Masters Degree in Theology from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley.

She comes with work experience in Catholic schools and parish religious education.

She works with parishes in the formation of catechists, Foundational Training for Parish Catechetical Leaders and provides workshops on a variety of topics.

Anelita Reyes
Associate Director of Faith Formation
Phone/Fax: 415-614-5651
[email protected]

Claudia Atilano

Administrative Assistant of Faith Formation

Claudia comes from an extensive business background as an administrative assistant of a national company. 

She is fluent in English and Spanish and holds a Master Catechist Certificate.

She handles all phone and email requests, is the office bookkeeper and prepares reports as needed.

Claudia Atilano​
Administrative Assistant of Faith Formation
Phone/Fax:
415-614-5650

[email protected]

Catechetical Directory

The Parish Catechetical Leaders serve the parishes throughout the archdiocese as directors/coordinators of faith formation for Adults, Pre-K – Grade 8, Youth Ministry, sacraments preparation, Persons with Special Needs, Family Catechesis

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