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. 


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).

Files coming soon.

schedules and announcement

JUNE 24 - 28, 2019


8:30am - 12:00pm

St. John of God School

+ Event Details

JUNE 24 - 28, 2019


We will be having our 2nd Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. This is open to all children from 6 to 12 years old. Registration form are now available at the Religious Education Office. Register early and you will have a discounted price of $50.00. Early Registration will end on June 5, 2019. After which, the regular price will apply which is $60.00.

It will be a fun filled week of activities and learning about the Bible and lessons of faith.

Vamos a tener la Segunda Ano del Campamento Biblico de Verano. Esto es para todos los niños de 6 a 12 años. El formulario de inscripción ya está disponible en la Oficina de Educación Religiosa. Regístrese temprano y tendrá un precio con descuento de $ 50.00. La inscripción temprana finalizará el 5 de junio de 2019. Después de lo cual, se aplicará el precio regular, que es de $ 60.00. 

Será una semana llena de diversión de actividades y aprendizaje sobre la Biblia y lecciones de fe.

8:30am - 12:00pm

St. John of God School




Religious Education Office

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St John of God Religious Education Office

(562) 863 - 5721 extensions: 231 or 235

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