“He gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.”
Isaiah 40: 29-31

The Faith Formation process for middle school, 5th through 8th Grade, focuses on community building and reinforcing the Catechetical foundation built in the lower elementary grades. Growth in the young person’s faith is strengthened with an emphasis on the Bible, Catholic teaching and how to connect our Catholic traditions into daily life. This ministry also facilitates the transition into the high school programs and continued parish involvement.

Contact:  Erica Rossio • 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


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

5th through 8th 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.


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.


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

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.