IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INFORMATION
Children & Youth (3 yrs-8th Grade)
The goal of catechesis is to foster a living, conscious, and active faith in Christians of all ages (National Catechetical Directory #32). The Religious Education (RE) Program at OLPH is developed and conducted within the threefold purpose of Christian Education: Evangelization—Community—Service. By teaching the message of Jesus Christ fully, community is fostered and students are prepared for Christian service. Registration for classes begins in August. Fees are as follows: $50/1 child; $60/ 2 children; $70/ 3 or more children. RE classes are held September-April and are available for children from Preschool (3 year olds) to 12th grade with three sessions as follows:
Traditional Classroom RE (3 yr.old – 8th grad):
Session I: Sunday Morning, 9:30-10:45am (after the 8am Mass)
Session II: Sunday Morning, 11:30am-12:45pm (after the 10am Mass)
Session III: Wednesday Evening, 6:30-7:30pm
Designed for parents with school age children preparing for the sacraments of reconciliation, Eucharist, and confirmation, the purpose of this program is to:
- Provide an update on the theology of the sacraments.
- Help parents to be primarily and directly involved in the faith formation of their children.
- Facilitate family involvement in the reception of the sacrament.
- Baptismal certificate is required to enroll in First Communion or confirmation classes.
- Click here for additional First Communion Info.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio, in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has mandated the teaching of safe environment and child protection classes as a part of the religious education curriculum. Age appropriate material will be presented in all religious education classes. Further information is available in the religious education office, or through the Archdiocesan Office of Victims and Safe Environment (OVASE) at 734-7786.