If your child was baptized in another religion (non-Catholic) AND is under age 17, STOP here. Your child is not eligible to participate in these programs. You MUST enroll your child in a Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (R.C.I.C.) program.
Homework & Registration Dates:
Please continue to STAY CONNECTED to us by visiting this website, our Facebook page, subscribing to our myParish App and reading our weekly bulletin. Detailed information about how to TURN IN R.E. HOMEWORK and REGISTER for the NEW program year will be shared on all our social media venues and during weekend Masses sometime mid to late July 2020. We thank you for your patience.
About our At-Home Faith Formation Program
As a parish, we recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children. Our Lady of Guadalupe in Helotes provides an At-Home self-paced faith formation program for children and youth in grades Pre-K3 through 8th. Grade appropriate workbooks are assigned to each child and youth to learn and work on from home at their own pace with the guidance of a parent or guardian. Our At-Home program is for continuing religious education before AND after receiving a sacrament such as First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Children in 2nd grade or higher are REQUIRED to register for and complete ONE YEAR of our At-Home Program BEFORE enrolling in the Year 2 Sacramental preparation classes for First Holy Communion.
Children and youth participating in our At-Home Faith Formation Program have from the date of registration through the following May to read their workbooks and complete the related chapter and unit assignments. Students then receive credit for their participation when the homework (related workbook assignments) are turned in to our religious education staff. Specific dates for submitting your child’s homework for credit are announced every year at the end of April. These dates usually coincide with registration for religious education.
For At-Home & Year 1 First Eucharist Programs
$45 (one child)
$70 (two siblings)
$90 (three siblings)
$105 (four or more siblings)
For Year 2 First Eucharist Program
$70 (one child)
$120 (two siblings)
$150 (three siblings)
Dates for submitting your child’s 2019-2020 Religious Ed Homework are currently pending as we observe the city-order of Stay-Home/Work-Safe. Furthermore, our parish office remains CLOSED tot he public while we await further guidance from our Archbishop during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your patience and understanding.