Religious Education Programs for Children
We understand that every family is different and every child is not at the same point in their faith journey. So to meet those needs we offer a variety of Religious Education Programs. All of our offerings are to assist parents in the faith formation of their child and are not meant to replace parents as the primary educators. Parents are required to take an active role in the faith formation of their child especially when it comes to Sacrament preparation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Laura Stehle --Director of Religious Education,
520.747.1321 or by email: email@example.com
GRADES PRE-K, KN,1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
SUNDAYS, 9:00-10:25 am
PRE-K & Kindergarten— Age appropriate stories, games, crafts, and music provide experiences for children to explore God’s many gifts of creation and to thank God for those gifts in prayer.
GRADE 1 – Introduces first graders to God’s Family and His Love. In order for children to make First Communion in the second grade they must attend 1st grade classes.
GRADE 2 – God loves us so much that He gave us His Son in Holy Eucharist. In this year of preparation for First Communion, and Reconciliation, there are four parent gatherings for 1st Communion and two for Reconciliation that parents are required to attend.
GRADE 3 – Children are introduced to the workings of their Parish Family and the meaning of a Church that is one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic.
GRADE 4 – An emphasis on conscience and the Ten Commandments.
GRADE 5 – Jesus is present to us always, especially in the Sacraments, and He invites us to serve one another and to live the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love.
GRADE 6 – Our roots as Catholic Christians are found deep within the words of the Holy Bible.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION PREPARATION AND SPECIAL ED
SUNDAYS, 10:45-12:10 pm
Welcoming Children to Church (WCC.) –Young people in grades 2 through 6 who have never had formal religious education, begin their formal journey in Faith for the first year. During the second year of instruction, Sacraments are celebrated. Parents are required to attend scheduled meetings throughout the school year.
CHILDREN/YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS–Young people, ages 4-18, who are mentally and/or physically challenged are welcome for a special encounter with God and preparation for Sacraments.
JUNIOR HIGH CONFIRMATION — Beginning in the 7th grade students will begin a two-year preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. They will be using the Sadlier series We Live Our Faith As Members of the Church and As Disciples of Christ to assist them in their faith journey toward Confirmation. Weekly participation at the 12:30 pm Mass, service projects, retreats, and parent gatherings are some of the requirements for Confirmation candidates and their parents.
HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION
Baptism – Parents of school age children wanting to have their child baptized: Contact Laura Stehle at 520.747.1321 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) – The RCIA is a year long process beginning in September for students in grades 2nd and up that have not yet been baptized and are interested in exploring the Catholic faith. Students that attend each Sunday at 10:30 am will be fully received into the church at the Easter Vigil (Receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation).
TEEN SACRAMENTS – Students in grades 7 through 12 meet the second Sunday of the month from 9:00 – 10:15 am to help them prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. This class can only be taken in conjunction with a Junior High or High School Confirmation Class.
Registration – Open Registration for families needing to register for Religious Education Classes will take place after all Masses the end of August in the Parish Hall. Families are also welcome to register their children throughout the year, although late registration for a Sacrament preparation class may affect when your child will celebrate a particular Sacrament.
SUNDAYS, 2:00-4:00 pm
A Sacrament preparation program for children in grades 1-6, whose primary language is Spanish. During the second year of instruction, Sacraments are celebrated.
For more information contact Rocio Zamora at 520.747.1321
Baptism is a gift from God – a new beginning. It is the first step in our full initiation into a life of faith in Jesus Christ within the Catholic community and tradition.
Parenting, A Sacred Call: As parents, the Lord has entrusted you with the life of one of His little ones. He calls you to provide for this little one – physically, emotionally, intellectually and very importantly, spiritually.
Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone. Our Mother of Sorrows Parish is here to assist you with this real call from God. Most important is your attention to your own spiritual needs and family relationship with God through regular participation in the Mass and prayer. Your involvement in any of the many adult faith enrichment opportunities here at the parish can be a key to your spiritual growth and your child’s well being.
For infant/child baptism (newborn to pre-K), contact Yvonne LaRoque at 520.747.1321.
For children (Kindergarten through High School), contact Laura Stehle at 520.747.1321.
To download Baptism Guidelines, click here.
Para descargar la guia para Bautismo haga, click aqui.