… And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
God has given us a remarkable gift – the Eucharist. We are invited to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus into our own bodies, nourishing our souls and allowing us to become closer to Him.
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 Program
The First Holy Communion Program at our parish is a two year process. Year 1 is participation in our At-Home Religious Education Program. Year 2 is a traditional classroom Sacramental Preparation Program. Both years MUST be completed in order for the student to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.
Year 1 for 2nd to 8th Grade Students
Year 1 of First Eucharist involves our At-Home Faith Formation Program and begins when your child is in the second grade (or older). Grade appropriate workbooks are provided for your child to work on at home with your guidance and at your pace. Students receive credit for Year 1 of First Eucharist when they turn in the homework from the At-Home Faith Formation Program. Year 1 runs typically like an academic school year (from September to May).
Year 1 for High School Students
For students in 9th thru 12th grades who have not received the Sacrament of Holy Communion, there is no At-Home Religious Education Program. Instead, high school students are required to enroll and participate in our Life Teen High School Youth Ministry for ONE year with an 80% attendance BEFORE qualifying to register for Year 2 First Holy Communion preparation.
Year 2 for 3rd thru 12th Grade Students
Year 2 of First Holy Communion is a more traditional classroom setting. Parents (or legal guardians) and the student MUST attend a monthly class during which the student receives Sacramental Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) AND the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Students are grouped appropriately by academic grade levels. Year 2 First Holy Communion students are REQUIRED to attend a First Holy Communion Retreat. Families are encouraged to complete two faith-based activities during the program year.
For At-Home & Year 1 First Holy Communion
$30 (one child)
$20 (for each additional sibling)
For Year 2 First Holy Communion
$50 (per child)
$40 (per each additional sibling)
Questions? Please contact…
Anna Alvarado at either (210) 695-8791, Ext. 114 OR AAlvarado@olghelotes.org