Religious Education

Catechism class

Joining the Catholic Church

Becoming Catholic is one of life’s most profound and joyous experiences.  Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are infants, and, over time, they recognize the enormous grace that has been bestowed on them.  Others enter the Catholic fold when they are older children or adults.

 A person is brought into full communion with the Catholic Church through reception of the three sacraments of Christian initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the holy Eucharist—but the process by which one becomes a Catholic can take different forms.  A person who is baptized in the Catholic Church becomes a Catholic at that moment. One’s initiation is deepened by Confirmation and the Eucharist, but one becomes a Catholic at Baptism.  This is true for children who are baptized Catholic and receive the other two sacraments later and for adults who are Baptized, Confirmed, and receive the Eucharist at the same time. 

Those who have been validly baptized outside the Church become Catholics by making a profession of the Catholic faith and being formally received into the Church. This is normally followed immediately by Confirmation and the Eucharist. 

Before a person is ready to be received into the Church, whether by baptism or by profession of faith, preparation is necessary. The amount and form of this preparation depends on the individual’s circumstance. The most basic division in the kind of preparation needed is between those who are un baptized and those who have already become Christian through baptism in another church. 

For adults and children who have reached the age of reason (age seven), entrance into the Church is governed by the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

As mentioned above RCIA is a formation process for un baptized adults seeking baptism and full initiation into the Catholic Church; and for adults baptized in another Christian faith tradition seeking full communion with the Catholic Church; and baptized Catholic adults who were never catechized in their faith. For information contact by e-mail.

Religious Education Programs

The mission of our youth catechism education program is to assist parents in their responsibility of teaching their children about our Catholic faith.  Catechism educators also help parents teach the children about the sacraments – with a great emphasis on the Eucharist – about the Sacrifice of the Mass, and the importance of an active prayer life.  Other subjects covered include community involvement and moral formation.  All teachers are volunteers and there is always a need for more so please join us.  “You” can make a difference in the life of a child and in the future of our Catholic Church. 

Elementary Religious Education Program
First Communion is a 2-year Program

English: Kindergarten to 6th grade students. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm. For further information, contact by e-mail.  

Spanish: Kindergarten to 6th grade students. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 am. For further information, contact by e-mail.

Middle School Religious Education/Confirmation Program
Confirmation is a 2-year Program

English: 7th & 8th grade students. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm. For further information, contact by e-mail.

Spanish: 7th & 8th grade students. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 am. For further information, contact by e-mail.

High School Religious Education/Confirmation Program
Confirmation is a 2-year Program

English: 9th to 12th grade students. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm. For further information, contact by e-mail.

Spanish: 9th to 12th grade students. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 am. For further information, contact by e-mail.

2020-2021 Registration Form

Registration Fee: $35 per child

To register you can:

Pick up a registration form in our Parish Office. Our office hours are 9am to 3pm. Monday through Friday.

Call the parish office at (575) 267-4983 to receive the form in the mail.

Fill out the registration form by clicking here.

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Step 1: Click on the Document Link above.

Step 2: DOWNLOAD form onto your computer. 

Step 3: Open downloaded form and fill out Registration Form. Save the completed form on your computer. 

Step 4: Submit Completed Form.

If you have any issues or would rather fill out a physical copy, please stop by the parish office to fill one out. Hours and contact information can be found on the homepage or under the "Contact Us" button at the top of the screen. 

Pay Registration Fee here.

 

 

Youth and Peer Ministries

Youth Group (Spanish)