Children's Ministry | Religious Education

SERVING CHILDREN AGED PK - 6TH GRADE

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Mary Immaculate's Religious Education program serves our baptized students from PK - 6th grade. We happily serve families of various backgrounds, offering our traditional weekly program, home school program, and customized programs for students with disabilities. 

Requirements for Religious Education

  • Parish Registration prior to enrollment
  • Complete all Religious Education intake forms
  • Copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate ONLY for 2nd year 'Sacramental Year' students.
  • Pay the registration fee
  • Students MUST attend Sunday Mass
  • Attend weekly religious education classes 

Home School Option

All parents can choose to do at-home catechesis with their child. To learn more about this option and to get access to teaching materials, email our Director of Religious Education, Caroline Wilks. 

Children with Disabilities

We have excellently trained catechist who specialize in special needs catechesis. For more information about enrolling your child, please visit the Religious Education office.

Sacramental Preparation 

The preparation of the sacraments of First Communion and First Reconciliation (Confession) is a two year program that begins in 1st grade. Pre-K and Kinder grades DO NOT count as First Communion and Reconciliation preparation. If a child is in 6th grade and has not yet received First Communion and First Reconciliation, the child must wait until 8th grade to receive the Sacraments. 

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Children's Ministry Staff

Caroline Wilks
Dir. Religious Education
p. (972) 243.7104 x 240
e. [email

Maria Jimenez
Asst. Religious Education
p. (972) 243.7104 x 233
e. [email

Bris Fuentes
Asst. Religious Education
p. (972) 243.7104 x 233
e. [email]

OFFICE HOURS: 

Monday - Wednesday: 9AM-5PM
Thursday: 9AM -
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM - 1PM
Closed on Fridays


Fulfilling Requirements for Religious Education

1. PARISH REGISTRATION PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT

  • All children who desire to participate in our religious education program must be registered members of the Parish prior to their enrollment. 
  • If your family is not registered, you may register by coming to the Main Church Office during Church Office hours or you can register online by filling out this [form]

2. Complete all Religious Education intake forms

  • Depending on the age of your child and if they are preparing for a sacrament, you will have to fill out a few intake forms. You can acquire these forms by either coming by the Religious Education Office during office hours.

 Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday: 9AM-5PM
Thursday: 9AM - 4PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM - 1PM
Closed on Fridays

3. Copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate

  • In order to participate in our Religious Education program, your child must be baptized. 
  • If your child is not baptized, you will need to enroll them in our [R.C.I.A. Adapted for Children] program. 
  • If your child was baptized at Mary Immaculate Church, you can request a copy of their baptismal record by submitting a [Sacramental Records Request Form]Please allow up to 10 days for a response. 

You may submit a copy of your child's baptismal record by:

  1. Mailing it to the Church Office
  2. Bringing it to the Religious Education Office during office hours
  3. Emailing an image of the certificate to [Bris Fuentes].

4. Pay the registration fee

All students are required to submit a tuition payment in full prior to the start of class. 

 Annual Tuition
1 Child .......................$70
2 Children..................$110
3 or More Children...$135

Tuition may be paid the following ways: 

  1. Mail a check to the Religious Education Office 
  2. Bring cash or check during office hours to the Religious Education Office.

5. Students MUST attend Sunday Mass

  • All students in the religious education program are required to attend Sunday Mass. 

6. Students must Attend weekly religious education classes

Religious Education Classes begin in September and end in May. Find the class time that works best for your family and your schedule. 

FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE: 

Wednesday: 6:30PM-7:45PM | English
Saturday: 10:30AM - 11:45AM | Spanish
Sunday: 9:00AM - 10:15AM | English
Sunday: 10:45AM - 12:00PM | Spanish
Sunday: 12:30PM - 1:30PM | Spanish