Religious Education 2017-2018

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENT!!

For ALL students who will be making their First Communion this year - 2017.

This is a reminder that there will be a Retreat and Rehearsal on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Please arrive no later than 9:45 am.  

Students and a least one parent MUST attend if they plan on making their First Communion this year.  It will be held in Room 2 at the Parish Office building. Please use the entrance on the East side of the building, right off of the parking lot.  The First Communion Mass will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, beginning at 11:00 am. Please arrive no later than 10:45 am.

For ALL students who will be Confirmed this year - 2017.

There will be a rehearsal on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 6:30 pm in the church.  Please arrive no later than 6:15 pm.

ALL students and their sponsors MUST attend this rehearsal if they wish to be Confirmed.  The Confirmation Mass will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Noon.  Please arrive no later than 11:15 am.  Bishop Donald Hanchon will be celebrating this Mass.

Both Masses will be Bilingual.

 

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins the weekend of April 29-30 in the Parish Center.

You must be a registered member of St. Alfred Church to register for the Religious Education Program.  If you currently have children in religious education (if we already have their birth certificates and baptismal certificates on file), all you need is a minimum of $20.00 non-refundable deposit to register your family and lock in your tuition rate.  If your child is new to our religious education program, we will need a birth certificate and baptismal certificate along with your deposit. St. Alfred Staff will be available after the 4:30PM Mass on Saturday (April 29), and after the 9:00AM, 11:00AM and 12:30PM Masses on Sunday (April 30) 2017 to assist you with the registration process in both English and Spanish.

Below is the fee schedule for the 2017-2018 Religious Education Program.

Non-refundable deposit (this will be applied to your total tuition fee).

$100.00 tuition per family (if paid in full by 5-17-17)

$120.00 tuition per family (if paid in full by 6-14-17)

$140.00 tuition per family (if paid in full by 8-23-17)

$35.00 Book fee - per student (this fee MUST be paid by 8-23-17)

$10.00 First Communion fee – per student (for children that will be receiving the sacrament in May 2018)

$40.00 Confirmation Prep 2 fee – per student (Confirmation Retreat)

You may set up a payment plan when you register for the program. 

 

 

 

Adults

At St. Alfred we recognize that there is no finish date on our need to grow spiritually and learn about our Lord.  For our adult population we offer different adult formation groups - Christian Women, Amigas de Jesus, etc.  We also offer evening programs such as missions and presentations throughout the year.  In addition to structured activities St. Alfred proudly offers the Lighthouse series of CDs for individual home study.  As a bilingual parish St. Alfred offers educational growth experiences in both Spanish and English.  For more information about upcoming adult faith formation activities please see the website or read the bulletin.

Children

At St. Alfred Parish we know that the children are our future. We believe it is one of our core missions to instruct the next generation of parishioners. Therefore, we are very proud of our Religious Education program. We offer instruction from 1st through 8th grades. The goal is to have children attending every year 1st through 8th; however, we recognize that sometimes, due to family situations, years may have been missed. We offer a Faith Formation track which allows students who have missed grades to catch up and be slotted into appropriate classes for sacramental preparation.

In general, the class schedule follows the secular school year, starting in the fall and concluding in May.

Youth & Young Adult

We recognize that learning about our faith does not end with the Sacrament of Confirmation. In order to provide a fun filled faith formation experience that continues beyond 8th grade we offer a Youth Group which meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. It is open to all youth parish members and non-parish members alike between the ages of 12 up to your 18th birthday.

If you are interested in joining the Youth Group, look for the schedule on the parish online calendar of events and come check us out.

Becoming Catholic - RCIA

RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which non-Catholic Christians and other non-Catholics above the age of 7 enter into the Catholic Church. RCIA is not only for those who are sure that they wish to become Catholic, but also for those who are just considering or want to find more about the Catholic faith. In general, the class schedule follows the secular school year, starting in the fall and concluding in May.

For more information on classes, please contact the director of Religious Education.

Armada Blanca

Armada Blanca is an ecclesiastical Movement whose main goal is the spiritual care of children with their Consecration to the Father through Mary, with the formation of Nests of prayer and with their preparation for First Communion when they have reached the age of reason.

The Armada Blanca meets on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 6:45 PM. We invite all children ages 2 and up to come and join us to pray the rosary, learn prayers and come closer to God through Mary our Mother. If you are interested in joining, look for the schedule on the parish online calendar of events and come check us out.

Note: Currently, this group only convenes in Spanish.