Religious Education - Children's Programs

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As parents and Godparents, we accepted, at baptism, the responsibility “to assist the one baptized in living the Christian life and fulfilling faithfully the obligations flowing from it” (CCL).  Children are to be enrolled in a Religious Education Program beginning in the 1st grade through the 12th Grade.

Our Parish proudly fulfills its mission in the complete nurturing and faithful formation of our children through our Religious Education Program.  We offer English & Spanish language Religious Education classes for children in Pre-K through 5th grade and English formation classes for middle and High School students (visit Religious Education – Youth Programs website) on Sunday mornings.  These are regular, grade-level Religious Education classes meant to continue the baptismal commitment to grow in faith.  All sacraments require a two year preparation.
  • First Communion: One year of regular R.E. classes is required before a student can participate in the First Communion class.  (Please see First Communion requirements.)
  • Pre-K thru K: To register in the Pre-K classes a child must be four years old on or before September 1.
  • High School: Please see the Youth page for information on Junior & Senior High School and Confirmation.

Religious Education (English)

Dear Parents,
The Religious Education Program of Our Lady of Guadalupe has opened registration for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Due to the Covid -19 pandemic this year catechesis’s will be offered only for the following:

• First year of Communion
• Second year of Communion
• RCIA for Children who need the 3 sacraments
• First year Confirmation
• Second year Confirmation
• RCIA for Adults

We will implement all the safety and prevention measures the diocese asks of us keep children, youth and teachers safe.

Children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized or are in the 2nd grade and have not received First Communion must participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/children (RCIAc) Program that prepares them to celebrate their baptism, and/or reconciliation, and first communion at the end of the two years.

First communion
Children who attended 1st grade Religious Education classes last year may be enrolled in the for First Communion Year 2 Class using the registration form below.  A copy of the child’s birth and baptismal certificates must be presented at the time of registration.

The cost
The cost of Religious Education depends on how many children in the family will attend.  Costs are listed below.  Children must be immediate family members not cousins, etc. To register for any of these classes please submit the appropriate form with payment.  Payment Plans are available.  If you would like to use a payment plan, the form allows you to indicate the month and the amount of future payments.  All payment plans should be paid in full by December 1, 2018.

Early Registration
Early Registration for families who are currently enrolled begins in May and runs through the last day of the program in the Spring.

Open Registration begins July 16 thru August 19, Monday thru Thursday 9am – 6pm.  Please see the bulletin for additional times and locations.  Registrations completed after August 19th will be assessed an additional $10 fee per child.
  • one child - $40 + $19 Workbook Fee = $59.00
  • two children - $60 + $19 x 2 (Workbook Fees) = $98.00
  • three children - $75 + $19 x 3 (Workbook Fees) = $147
  • additional children – add $15 per child
    Children must be immediate family members not cousins, etc.

For questions regarding the Religious Education Program, please contact the Director of Religious Education (DRE) at (512) 478-7955.