Religious Formation

--an ongoing journey--

 

Kindergarten through 8th grade classes:

 

                Mondays:           4:30-5:30 p.m.            6:00-7:00 p.m. (no K)

                Tuesdays:          5:30-6:30 p.m.

 

Sacrament Preparation for grades 1 through High School:

 

                Wednesdays:     5:30-6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday classes include preparation for First Eucharist for all grade levels (only Spanish classes for 1st-3rd grades) and an 8th grade class.

 

First Communion preparation is a 3-year program, usually starting in the 1st grade.  Children prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) and make their first confession in spring of the 3rd year of preparation.  First Holy Communion is celebrated at the end of the 3rd year.

In order to receive 1st Holy Communion, the child must have completed three consecutive years of sacramental preparation classes.  Parents must also attend scheduled formation sessions. 

 

RCIA for Children:

 

                Sundays:           11:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.

 

These classes provide instruction to children over the age of 7 who have not received the Sacrament of Baptism.  This is a three-year program.

 

Confirmation Classes:

 

                Sundays:           2:30 - 4:00 p.m. + attendance at 4:00 p.m. Mass

Confirmation Preparation usually starts in the 9th grade. Students are required to complete two (2) consecutive years of instruction. 

 

In addition to class attendance, a one-day retreat is required as part of the preparation each year, as well as participation in community service projects.  Parents and sponsors must also attend scheduled formation sessions.

               

 

Mary Hernandez, Director of Religious Formation

Mission Statement

We, the catechetical ministers, call each other to listen and hear the Word of God in Scripture, Liturgy, Tradition and Life, in order to make present the love and acceptance of God in Jesus, who is the transforming power in our lives.