St. Edward the Confessor
33926 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-1307
San Felipe de Jesus Chapel
26010 Domingo Ave.
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Phone: (949) 493-8918
Faith Formation is available for all children from preschool (Liturgy of the Word) through Fifth Grade. (To register for Middle School and High School Confirmation, visit our Youth website). For more specific information about our age appropriate sessions, please read the descriptions carefully.
Registration coming in late June!
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Children of preschool age, kindergarten, and grades 1–3 are invited
Children come to 9:00am mass with parents and then are dismissed with catechists (teachers) for readings and reflections at their age level. Children then return to their parents after the homily.
The program starts with an Orientation session on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 9:00a.m. in the Lunchroom at the Parish School. This meeting is mandatory for all parents. A detailed calendar will be given at this meeting.
Children meet in the church, then are dismissed with catechists to classrooms in St. Edward the Confessor School building.
Children in Grades 1-5 (includes First Communion Preparation - see below).
Religious Education and Faith Formation for appropriate grade levels.
SUNDAY SESSIONS: 9:00am - 10:30am – once a month for parents and children beginning with a mandatory parent meeting on September 30, 2012. Stay connected to our Sunday Sessions website.
MONDAY or WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: 4:30pm - 5:30pm – once a week beginning on either October 1 (Monday) or October 3 (Wednesday). Parents are required to attend a parent/student orientation in the lunchroom of the school building on the first day of class. A classroom map & calendar will be distributed.
St. Edward the Confessor School Building - Lunchroom
Preparation for First Communion is a two-year process. Children may enter the program as early as first grade or any time after that. Preparation classes are offered as follows:
SUNDAY SESSIONS: 9:00-10:30am – once a month with parents and children. Orientation session for PARENTS ONLY is Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lunchroom at the Parish School. Stay connected to our Sunday Sessions website.
MONDAY or WEDNESDAY SESSIONS: 4:30-5:30pm – once a week. Parent/student orientation is October 1 (Monday classes) or October 3 (Wednesday classes) - Meet in the Lunchroom at the Parish School.
Sacramental classes for older children (grades 3-6) and teens (grades 7-12) who have not received the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) is a one year process. An entrance interview with the Director of Faith Formation will be scheduled for students and parents after enrollment.
For children in grades 3-6: Intergenerational (parents and children) sessions once a month; home study in between
For teens in grades 7-12: evening sessions twice a month with catechists
Children enrolled in grades 3-6: Sunday morning, once a month, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Calendars will be given out at the parents meeting or online; there will be a mandatory parent meeting on September 30, 2012 in the Lunchroom of the Parish School.
Students enrolled in grades 7-12: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, twice a month. Calendars will be given out the first night (to be determined).
St. Edward the Confessor School building for children’s sessions; Off-site home for teens (to be arranged later).
Call the Faith Formation Office (949) 496-6011 or send us an email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Couch, Director of Faith Formation
Gloria Fetta, Director of Family Ministries
Aimee Martinez, Sunday Coordinator
Liz Iorio, Administrative Assistant
Mary Roman, Administrative Assistant and Records
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