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:
TURNING IN HOMEWORK
We appreciate your patience and apologize for the late start. We are now accepting RE HOMWORK! Due to COVID-19, the NEW normal is as follows:
- Take a cell phone picture of, OR scan as a PDF, the Unit 7 Review pages (it’s at the end of your religious education workbook and is three pages long).
- Attach your PHOTOT OR PDF to an email message that includes the following information and email to REOffice@olghelotes.org:
- Parents Full Name
- Childs Full Name
- Book’s Grade Level Completed
- Parent’s CURRENT Email Address
- Parent’s CURRENT Cell Number
- Family’s CURRENT Mailing Address
Once we receive your email with the above information and attachment, we will send you a PDF copy of a Certificate of Completion for your records.
REGISTERING FOR THE NEW PROGRAM YEAR
At-Home Program (Age 3 thru 8th Grade) & First Eucharist Program (3rd thru 12th Grade)
- Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Parish Hall
- Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Parish Hall
If you are not able to attend one of these registration dates, please contact Anna Alvarado by phone OR email at (210) 695-8791, Ext. 114; AAlvarado@olghelotes.org to ask for an appointment.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help ensure your safety and ours, please do not visit the parish office without an appointment.
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
$30 (one child)
$20 (for each additional sibling)
For Year 2 First Eucharist Program
$50 (per child)
$40 (for each additional sibling)