First Communion

Religious Education Office

Welcome to the Religious Education Department. Our office is different and separate from the Parish Office.  We help provide religious education for the children and teens of  our parish community that are of age to begin their sacramental preparation of either baptism, first communion, or confirmation. Please check out the information bellow regarding our First Communion Program. If you have any questions, please email us or call us according to our specific office hours listed bellow as well.  

First Holy Communion

Children First Communion Program

Our First Communion Program is a 2 year program designed for children from 2nd grade (elementary school) to 8th grade (to middle school). The classes are once a week and are held on the following days: Tuesdays or Thursdays in evening (7pm-8:30pm), or Saturdays (morning & afternoon options). We also offer classes for students of the above grade levels who need their first communion as well as baptism. Faith Formation is also available for children who are too young to start confirmation but have already done their first communion.   


The fees for the program are as follows:  

                Registration:      70

Parish Contribution:     30

           Service Hours:       25

The Service Hour Fee can be waived by the completion of 15 service hours by the parents or guardians of the student. The fees above are paid yearly. 


REGISTRATION 

You will need the following documents to begin the registration process: 

  • The Child's Birth Certificate
  • The Child's Baptism Certificate
  • School photo or school ID  

  

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You may download the necessary applications and paper work bellow to fill out and bring with you to begin registration. If not already up, these will be posted as soon as we begin enrolling for the next school year (usually Spring time).

Religious Education Office

Email Us!

or come by for a visit...

 If you plan on visiting us, PLEASE call before to confirm that we will be here. Our hours change occasionally depending on special church activities. We want to make sure someone is there for you.  

St John of God Religious Education Office

(562) 863 - 5721
extensions: 231 or 235

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

12:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thu

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sat

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Sun

Closed

Special Events and parent meetings

Dec 1

Year 2 Student Penance Service

8:30am - 2:00pm

Church

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Dec 1

Year 2 Student Penance Service

Penance Service for all year two first communion students. There will be 2 groups: Group A will begin at 8:30am and Group B at 11:00am

8:30am - 2:00pm

Church

Jan 9

English Parent Faith Enrichment

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

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Jan 9

English Parent Faith Enrichment

This is a Faith Enrichment session given by one of our priests. All parents in the Religious Education programs must attend either the English or Spanish January sessions.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

Jan 10

Spanish Parent Faith Enrichment

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

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Jan 10

Spanish Parent Faith Enrichment

This is a Faith Enrichment session given by one of our priests. All parents in the Religious Education programs must attend either the English or Spanish January sessions. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

Jan 23

Year 2 First Communion Parent Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

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Jan 23

Year 2 First Communion Parent Meeting

Meeting for the parents of year 2 students in First Communion. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

Feb 2

Year 1 Retreat Group A

9:00am - 2:00pm

Large Hall

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Feb 2

Year 1 Retreat Group A

This retreat is for year 1 first communion students and parents in Group A. 

9:00am - 2:00pm

Large Hall

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