“And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, ‘Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'”
Mark 10:13-14

The Faith Formation process for children, Pre-K through 5th Grade, is an integrated curriculum that consists of Catholic Catechism, Scripture, music, and Liturgical experiences in an age-appropriate format. Recognizing parents as the primary catechists in their children’s lives, the Faith Formation staff provides families with the tools and coaching they need to enrich the faith growth of their children.

The preparation for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation occurs during the second year of faith formation. The program includes guided instructional sessions and home study materials. Concurrent enrollment in both sacramental preparation and faith formation is required.  Click here for more information.

Contact: Maddie Hoeger • 858-653-3594 • ff@stgg.org



Please visit the parish office, or click here to register online.


$115 for one child
$200 for two children
$250 for three or more children

Sacramental Preparation:

Please click here for more information.

Note: No family is ever denied religious education due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Catechetical ministry facilitators for special consideration.

Session Times

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Ages 3-5):

Currently not offered – Coming Soon!

Traditional Faith Formation (Grades PreK-5):

Thursdays, 4:00 pm

Sundays, 8:15 am (Dismissed to Mass)

Sundays, 10:15 am (Dismissed to Mass)

Sundays, 4:15 pm (Dismissed to Mass)

Sundays, 4:15 pm (Special Needs Class) Click for more info.

All Sessions meet in the parish hall.


Family Registration:

We want to welcome you to both the faith formation program and to our parish family. Visit our parish registration page to register.

Weekly Mass:

It is expected that parents and children will celebrate weekly Mass together. Attendance at Mass is an integral and essential part of the formation of each child’s faith.

Faith Formation Sessions:

Children are expected to be on time and consistent with attendance. Tardiness is disruptive, disrespectful to the teacher (Catechist), and the other students.


Parents are to notify the Catechist if their child will be absent. Absences will be considered excused only when make-up materials have been completed and turned in to the teacher.

Coming Soon!

Introducing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious formation that is rooted in scripture, the Church liturgy, and Montessori Principles. Starting in 2022, Saint Gregory the Great will be offering CGS, however, this method has been used in parishes around the world for over 50 years.

Sessions will be offered on campus while following California’s guidelines for childcare. We will offer five Level-1 Sessions (3-5 years old); each session will be limited to a maximum of ten children. Children will be registered for, and attend, one session per week.

Home Study

Families have the option of teaching their children at home, using instructional materials designed for home study. Families will need to regularly submit documentation in the form of chapter reviews and/or progress reports to demonstrate their child’s progress in the curriculum.