Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:18 PM
Religious formation registrations for 2017-2018 are now open.
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Religious Formation

Brothers and Sisters of the Parish,

            Since ancient times, one of the most important ministries of a parish community is to help prepare Candidates for the reception of the sacraments of either Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Communion and/or Confirmation.  Registration for the new year of Religious Formation begins this week, Tuesday, 6 June and ends Sunday, 3 September 2017.

            Below is the basic information you need regarding fees and requirements.  You have three months in which to register.  A registration cannot be accepted unless all documents and fees are brought in at the same time.  Again, you have three months to gather everything together.

            We obtain new textbooks and bibles for the candidates.  We use a quality program from Loyola Press for First Communion and Confirmation.  Loyola Press materials are Jesuit-based in their spirituality and content.  Pope Francis, as you know, is a Jesuit priest.

            When you are ready to register, the parents and the Candidate, are asked to make an appointment with Mr. Chris Romero or someone he delegates, for the registration interview.  Again, both a parent and the Candidate must be present for the registration interview.  It will take about 20 minutes of your time.  Mr. Romero’s office hours are:  Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Age, Document and Fee Information:

First Communion Program:  8 years old and up; Confirmation: 14-16 years old; RCIA:  17 and up.

Documents:  If baptized, baptismal certificate is needed at time of registration.

If un-baptized, official birth certificate needed at time of registration.

First Communion, Year I                                         First Communion, Year II

Bible:                           $30                                     Textbooks (2):              $25

Textbook:                     $20                                      Program Support*:       $75

Program Support*:       $75                                       

Total:                          $125                                       Total:                          $100

Confirmation, Year I                                                Confirmation, Year II**

Retreat:                        $25                                       Retreat:                      $25

Bible:                           $30                                       Textbook:                    $25

Textbook:                     $20                                       Program Support*:       $75

Program Support*:       $75                                         

Total:                          $150                                        Total:                          $125

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA):

Retreat:                                 $25                              Bible:                         $30

Catholic Catechism:                 $20                              Program Support*:       $75

Total for RCIA:                      $175

**When Year II Confirmation Candidates register, the Sponsor must provide the documentation required by the norms of the Roman Catholic Church:  Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation Certificates.  If married, must be married by the Catholic Church and provide the marriage certificate.  The universal norm of the Church is that Sponsors be practicing Catholics, that is, attending Sunday Mass each week, and giving a good example of Christian life to their God-Child.

*Your Program Support Offering supports: the salaries of the Religious Formation Director and Maintenance Personnel who clean the classrooms and restrooms, the purchase of materials such as paper and markers used in class, and, helps with payment of utilities. You will not be asked for any

further funds during the year for the Religious Education Program.  Thank you!  

 

Registration Form

First Communion Classes

Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 5:30pm - 7:00 PM

Confirmation

English - Tuesdays or Wednesdays 6:30-8:30PM 

Sundays 10:00AM-1:00PM (mass included)

Español - Domingos 8:00AM-11:00am

Adults

Sundays 9:30-11:30AM