“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 4th 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: Erica Rossio • 858-653-3594 • ff@stgg.org


Registration

Registration:

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

Fees:

$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

Pre-Kindergarten:

To be determined.

Kindergarten through 4th Grade:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Faith Formation classes for grades K-8th will be conducted via a Distance Learning platform until further notice.

Attendance

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 in attendance. Consistent tardiness is not only disruptive but disrespectful to the teacher (Catechist) and to the other students.

Absences:

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.

Home Study

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.