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 Religious Education Ministry

Registration Dates for First Communion & Confirmation

 For English First Communion & Confirmation:

Registrations begin on Monday, July 17 to July 31, 2017 or until all the classes are full. From: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 Requirements for First Holy Communion registrations:

v A copy of the baptismal certificate

v $ 55 per child, to purchase the student’s workbook and all supplies that will be needed during the year.

Requirements for Confirmation:

v A copy of the certificates of Baptism and First Communion

v The candidate for confirmation must be in the seventh grade or higher.

v $ 60 per candidate, to purchase the student's workbook and all supplies that will be needed during the year.

Click HERE to download a paper with more detailed information on First Communion and Confirmation classes.

Things to know about Religious Education at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Who do we serve?
1. Children of all grades from 1st to 12th, and their families.
2. The ordinary age to begin the two year process to prepare for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation is First Grade. The new diocesan ordinary age for the one year process to prepare for Confirmation is the Seventh grade. However children are placed in classes with their own age group. Children who are older than the ordinary age for the sacrament are always warmly welcomed and will never feel out of place or “weird.”

What do we offer?
1. Classes to prepare to celebrate the sacraments of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Baptism if necessary.
2. Continuing religious education classes after celebrating the sacraments up to the 7th grade.

When does all this happen?
* Regular religious education classes are held on Thursdays at 4:30 to 5:45 pm.
* Confirmation classes are held on Sundays from 10:30am to 12:00 pm (after 9am mass).

What can you and your child expect from the Religious Education Program at
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church?

* Your child can expect a learning experience that is age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and varied to appeal to a variety of learning styles. Class materials are rooted in Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students are given the tools to live out their discipleship among their friends, at home, and in the parish community. There are many opportunities for parents and children to learn together.

* As parents you can expect to be welcomed at Our Lady of Guadalupe no matter where you are on your faith journey. Our goal is to supplement and support what you are teaching your child at home about living as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
What do we expect from you and your child?
1. That in choosing to prepare your child to celebrate the sacraments of the Catholic Church, you are acknowledging that the first precept of the church is to celebrate the Eucharistic liturgy every week. Children are expected to attend mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church every week, unless ill or traveling. Mass attendance is verified through a check-in process at the English and Spanish liturgies on both Saturday and Sunday. Students who do not attend mass will not be eligible to celebrate their sacraments.

2. That you will not schedule other events and activities such as sports or music lessons, that conflict with the punctual and consistent attendance at religious education classes. If you would like to have your children in religious education classes, we would love to have them there. If you would like to have them do other activities, we support that as well. Please do not try to do both at the same time.

What is the cost?
* For First Communion: $55 per student, per year, with a $165 per family maximum.
* For Confirmation: $60 per child.
Payment plans and scholarships are available for those who need them.

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

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