FAITH FORMATION 2023-2024 SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN!
Inspired by "The Little Way" of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, our Faith Formation program helps children discover the beauty of our faith as they foster a love of God with little acts of love along the way.
Welcome! Fr. Chris Tozzi, Britin Hanson, and our entire catechetical team welcome you to our Faith Formation program. We hope that you find all the information you need here and if not, please do not hesitate to call or email us!
Our Faith Formation program is back this year. We have our first sessions coming up on October 4th and October 5th. But, sign-up today (Online Payment info is included in this form)!!!
- Weekly classes for children usually not enrolled in a Catholic school.
- Classes begin: October 4th, 2023
- Late registration ends November 3rd, 2023
- In-person Classes are offered on Wednesdays (1st - 6th grades & STAR) and Thursdays (1st - 4th grades & STAR) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm
- All materials needed for the classes are provided.
- There is a tuition fee. However, no child will be turned away for financial reasons.
- 1st, 3rd-6th grade: $125
- First Communion Year (2nd grade or STAR): $175
- Tuition fees for faith formation cover books, supplies, operating expenses, seasonal activities, and related expenses. Payment must accompany registration.
FIRST COMMUNION AND FIRST RECONCILIATION
Our Sacramental Prep (First Reconciliation & First Communion) program is a two year process that begins in first grade and completes in second grade. We also have class options for those beginning their First Communion journey post first/second grade.
First Communion preparation for students in 3rd-6th grades
At St. Thérèse of Carmel we also offer first communion preparation for students past second grade. If your child is beginning their journey with the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist at an older age they are able to be registered in our STAR program (Scripture, Tradition, and Rites) where they will learn about the faith with other students their age and who are at the same place in their faith journey as they are.
Their first year enrolled in our Faith Formation program will be with their regular academic grade, and then in their second year of preparation (the year they receive the sacrament) they will sign up for STAR.
To register your child for Sacramental Preparation (2nd Grade or STAR), please make sure of the following:
- Enrollment in the correct second year faith formation class
- Submission of copy of child's baptismal certificate
***IMPORTANT: Your child is not considered registered for First Communion until enrollment & payment are verified. Baptismal Certificate and info must be submitted via a Google form. ***
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE WITH ANY QUESTIONS:
4355 Del Mar Trails Rd., San Diego, CA 92130