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.
About our 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.
Registration for our 2018-2019 Religious Education Program year is coming soon! Children and youth in grades Pre-K3 through 8th can register for continuing religious education, Year 1 and Year 2 of First Holy Communion. Registration will be held at the Parish Office on the following dates and times:
Registration dates & times for the 2019-2020 program year will be announced mid to late April 2019. Visit this page often, look for them in our weekly bulletin and & listen for them to be shared during every weekend Mass.
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)
The 2017-2018 Faith Formation Program Year is coming to an end soon. You should be finishing up your homework assignments.
PARENTS: Remember to carefully tear out the “Review and Apply” pages at the end of each chapter AND the “Unit Review” pages at the end of every third chapter. Please paperclip or staple (if possible) all pages together AND be sure that your child’s FULL NAME (first and last) is on the top page. This will help ensure that your child receives credit for their efforts. Once your HOMEWORK packet is ready, turn it in to a Religious Education Staff Member at the Parish Office on:
Tuesday, May 29 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday, May 31 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday, June 26 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday, June 28 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 17 from 10:00 Am to 4:00 PM Thursday, July 19 from 10:00 Am to 4:00 PM Sunday, July 22 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM– LAST DAY TO TURN IN HOMEWORK!
If necessary, you may call the Religious Ed Department to REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT to turn in your child’s HOMEWORK packet. You MUST call at least ONE DAY in advance to make sure that a Religious Ed Staff Member will be available to meet with you.
Homework packets will NOT be accepted at any other time.
The LAST DAY for Homework will be Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.