Faith Formation for Children

Welcome to our children’s Faith Formation program!

This program provides opportunities for children to grow in their faith through instruction in Catholic beliefs and Traditions, participation in prayer and an understanding of how to live their faith each day. Faith Formation is the best gift we can hand down to our children. At your child’s Baptism, each parent accepts the responsibility of training their child in the practice of the Faith. The Church teaches that the parent’s role in the formation of Christian values in their children is irreplaceable. Our program aims to assist in this responsibility of passing on the teachings of Jesus Christ revealed through His church.

Children will explore their faith with grade appropriate Catholic curriculum including breaking open the Word of God at each session, activities based on the Liturgical year and social justice. Children will learn the sense of a faith community, a faith family which was founded over 2,000 years ago.

English program for Elementary School meets via Zoom every Wednesday beginning in September through May. Grades 1 - 5 meet from 4p.m. – 5:30p.m.

English program for Middle School 6th, 7th, & 8th grades meet from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in person in our parish school.

Registration requirements:

  • Copy of baptism certificate
  • Letter of transfer, if applicable
  • Registration fee is $100.00 per child or $125.00 for sacramental prep/RCIA.

Download the registration form in English here

Sacramental preparation:

First Reconciliation and First Communion

The Diocese of Orange requires a two-year preparation for children wishing to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. This preparation may be completed through enrollment in the Faith Formation for children program. Parents attend a series of meetings on the theology of the sacraments in general and specifically First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

Parents are given practical suggestions on how to talk with their children about God, why it is necessary to attend Mass on Sunday, and how to share their faith with their children in age-appropriate ways.

During the second-year preparation the children celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation during the Lenten season and their First Communion during the Easter Season. A First Communion Retreat Day is scheduled for the children before the reception of the Eucharist. Parents must participate in the retreat and attend mass on Sundays.

If you have any other questions, please contact Rosa Rama