Our Lady of Guadalupe

"I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its existence. He creates all things. He is in all places. He is the God of Heaven and Earth.
I desire a church in this place where your people may experience my compassion.
All those who sincerely ask my help in their work and in their sorrows will know my Mother's Heart in this place. Here I will see their tears; I will console them and they will be at peace. Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe."

Our Lady of Guadalupe First Communion Ministry- English

Registration Dates for First Holy Communion and Confirmation
English First communion: July 17-10:00 am-2:00 pm; 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
English Confirmation: July 17-10:00 am-2:00 pm; 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Requirements:
1. Copy of baptismal Certificate
2. $55.00 per child for First communion
3. $60.00 per child for Confirmation

Welcome to the English religious education program at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. If you are new to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, we welcome you to our faith community. Click HERE to download a one page article tited " Things To Know About Religious Education at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church".

Para obtener esta información en español, por favor haga clic AQUÍ. This information on this page concerns the classes that are taught in English on Thursdays. All parent meetings and printed materials that are sent home are presented in a bilingual format.

 Learning about God’s love begins in the family. We are happy to be joining you in preparing your child to celebrate one or more of the Sacraments. There are four parts to the sacrament preparation process for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation:

  1. Regular religious education classes for two years.
  2. Weekly mass attendance at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
  3. Sacrament Preparation classes for parents and students – Intensive preparation to celebrate sacraments takes place during the second year of religious education. Parents and Children take part in three (3) special classes for Reconciliation preparation and four (4) special classes for First Communion preparation. These classes are held during the regular Thursday class time and are taught in English and Spanish. The parent/student classes are designed to be attended by the student along with a parent. If a parent cannot attend, a godparent, grandparent, or other special relative must come with the student.
  4. Parent classes – Parents are required to attend one parent meeting before Reconciliation preparation and one parent meeting before First Communion preparation. These classes are mandatory. If at least one parent doesn’t attend the meetings, then an appointment must be made for a one-on-one meeting with the religious education director before the sacrament can be celebrated.

Older children preparing for Baptism are given special instruction at a time to be arranged with the parent and catechist.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns you have about any part of the religious education program, or if there is anything else I can help you with. I look forward to growing in faith with you and your family in the coming years.


Your Sister In Christ,
Rosario Ponce, Director of Religious Education
707-837-8962 ext. 202
email: reledolg@gmail.com

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