Procedures and Regulations
It is very important that all of us get involved in our children’s catechesis, because the Religious Education involves Parents, the Church and our Community.
The preparation of the sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Communion is during a two year period. Diocesan guidelines state that children are to be prepared for First Confession in the same year as First Communion and parishes are to provide an opportunity for these children to celebrate First Confession BEFORE First Communion.
Wednesday Session 1 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm (English)
Saturday Session II 10:30 am – 11:45 am (Spanish)
Sunday Session III 09:00 am – 10:15 am (English class - attends 10:30am Mass)
Session IV 10:45 am – 12:00 pm (Spanish class - attends 12:00pm Mass)
Session V 12:15 pm – 01:30 pm (Spanish class - attends 1:45pm Mass)
RCIA Session VI 8:30 am – 11:30 am (English classes for students 7-yrs and older who have NOT been baptized and BOTH parents, or at least ONE parent, must attend Family Formation.)
Classes WILL START: September 2012 and will end in May 2013
Last day to register will be August 30, 2012
Registration - 2012-2013
Registration begins June 1st and ends August 30th, 2012
Parish registration is required prior to enrollment in the Religious Education Program.
Tuition Fee is not refundable.
Fees 1 Child ..................................$ 60.00
2 Children ............................$ 90.00
3 or More Children ..............$ 110.00
Fee must be paid at time of registration.
If we still have spaces left to register after August 30, 2012, there will be an additional fee of $10 per Family
Religious Education Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00pm
Closed on Fridays
In this grade the children learn to develop a positive attitude about themselves, this involves their family, friends; their surroundings, and discovering God’s given gifts to us as talents and aptitudes.
We also learn about God’s great love for us and we build up a friendship relationship with Jesus through the Reading of the Sacred Scripture, songs and prayers.
The children learn that Jesus teaches us how God loves us, as our Father, and for which we are brothers and sisters sharing God’s love.
In this grade the children learn that Jesus is always with us and that He calls us to conversion through the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and Penance.
We learn how Jesus gives himself to us through the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. In the Sacred Communion we live the experience of our catholic faith.
In this grade the children learn the importance of the Church for all of us. How Jesus gave us the Church to build a community of faith and how we become member of this through the Sacraments.
The Church teaches us prayer and praise to God through the Sacraments; therefore responding to the call to be disciples of Jesus.
In this grade the students will learn that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Throughout God’s Commandments, the students learn to form their conscience according with God’s Love as well with each other and ourselves.
In this grade the students will learn how Jesus shares his life with us through the seven Sacraments.Jesus teaches us to love and to serve one another as He did.
In this grade the students will learn about God's covenant with his people.
Through the Old Testament Biblical Stories the students learn that this covenant is complete and fulfilled in Jesus as God's Son.
Family RCIA- This program is for children seven years old and older, who have not been Baptized. Parents must attend these classes with their children.
All students enrolled in the second year of Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion must bring a copy of their Baptismal certificate.
No student will be denied a Religious Education because of financial need.
The fees for registration can be made in payments in accordance with the situation of every family. Please contact the Office for more information.
If you need to make a change in the day or time of the class you must come to the office to request it. The requests by phone or fax will not be accepted.
The Religious Formation Office will call to the student home after three consecutive absences, and after four consecutive unexcused absences, the student will be removed from the lists of attendance.
Students are expected to be on time for class. If a student is late more than ten minutes, he/she is to report to the office for a tardy slip so we may keep an accurate record of absences.
If the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District cancels the classes because of inclement weather, there will not be classes of Religious Formation.
Code of Conduct
If a student is disruptive, the teacher will correct the behavior.
If poor behavior reoccurs, the child will be sent to the office.
If the behavior continues, a parent will be asked to attend class with the student.
If, after the above measures have been taken, a student continues to be disruptive, the student may be suspended and asked to work at home until such time as the teacher, parent and DRE feel the student is able to return to classes and maintain proper behavior.
Apparel that is offensive, suggestive or distracting will not be allowed. This includes short skirts, game boys or cell phones, and other items that show a lack of respect for one’s self and God.
Offensive and disrespectful language will not be tolerated in the classroom or outside of it.