Religious Education (Age 3-Grade 8)
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Contact Info:  Jenna Clingingsmith  |  (310) 566-1543  |  

Registration is NOW OPEN!

About Our Program

 

We offer a comprehensive program of religious education classes for children ages three through grade 8 that meets throughout the school year. Our program includes sacramental preparation for Eucharist (First Holy Communion) and Reconciliation (Confession), a family-based program where parents are required to attend parent sessions while their children are preparing. Students in the 2nd grade prepare for the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation as part of their regular religious education classes.

 

For children in grades 3 and above who are new to St. Monica and have not yet received Eucharist and/or Reconciliation, we provide a special sacrament preparation program.

 

Our 6-8 graders enjoy a separate fellowship program, and we offer Confiramation Preparation and Fellowship for teens in grades 9-12.

 

If you would like to support this ministry and families who are unable to afford it, consider making a gift!  Be sure to designate your gift to "Religious Education."

 

Make a gift

 

 Our Programs:

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Children from 3 years old through Kindergarten can join us for an interactive and fun way to learn all about Jesus’ love! Fun lessons, crafts, music and projects keep your kids busy Sunday mornings from 10:45 am to 12:00 p.m.

Register for Early Childhood Education

 

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 FIRST EUCHARIST PREPARATION

If your child is ready to prepare to receive First Holy Eucharist, they will be placed in the appropriate class:

  • Year 1 Prep: 1st grade and up who need either baptism and/or First Eucharist.
  • Year 2 Prep: 2nd grade and up already baptized, completed one year of preparation and ready to continue for First Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Register for Sacrament Preparation

 

BRIDGES OF FAITH- 3RD THROUGH 5TH GRADE 

After your child has received First Eucharist, join us along with your whole family (every generation!) as we continue to grow in faith together! We will meet twice per month, and all members of our St. Monica community are invited to participate as we create lifelong faith formation centered around the events of the Church.

Register for Grades 3–5 (already received First Eucharist)

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

For our 6th, 7th and 8th graders, we invite you to join us for Ignite! We will meet two Sundays per month, sharing on topics that most apply to you!

Once per month social nights are also a part of the program.

Register for Middle School

 

FORMATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

We also offer special sessions, grade level family retreats, resouces, and faith formation programs throughout the entire year, designed to include parent participation to help strengthen the faith life of the whole family.

As part of our program, all grade levels participate in the VIRTUS® Teaching Touching Safety Program for Children as mandated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

Through our program, we hope that families will come to a fuller and richer experience of the presence of God in their lives and grow in their mission of being Christ's disciples in our world.

 

Please note:

All volunteers who work with children and teens in any capacity at St. Monica are required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to complete the VIRTUS Training session “Protecting God’s Children,” and be fingerprinted with a background check. They cannot enter a classroom as a primary catechist until this process is completed.  This includes all volunteers and catechists in our Religious Education Program and our Confirmation program for teens. For more information, go to 

www.stmonica.net/safety

 

 

Faith Formation Fees, 2017–18 
Ages 3 through Kindergarten, $160

Sacramental Preparation, $175
Year 1, Grades 1-8 | Year 2, Grades 2-8

Grades 3-8 $160
Already received First Eucharist

Financial assistance is available for registered parishioners.

 

Contact Info:  Jenna Clingingsmith  |  (310) 566-1543  |  

Registration is NOW OPEN!

About Our Program

 

We offer a comprehensive program of religious education classes for children ages three through grade 8 that meets throughout the school year. Our program includes sacramental preparation for Eucharist (First Holy Communion) and Reconciliation (Confession), a family-based program where parents are required to attend parent sessions while their children are preparing. Students in the 2nd grade prepare for the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation as part of their regular religious education classes.

 

For children in grades 3 and above who are new to St. Monica and have not yet received Eucharist and/or Reconciliation, we provide a special sacrament preparation program.

 

Our 6-8 graders enjoy a separate fellowship program, and we offer Confiramation Preparation and Fellowship for teens in grades 9-12.

 

If you would like to support this ministry and families who are unable to afford it, consider making a gift!  Be sure to designate your gift to "Religious Education."

 

Make a gift

 

 Our Programs:

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Children from 3 years old through Kindergarten can join us for an interactive and fun way to learn all about Jesus’ love! Fun lessons, crafts, music and projects keep your kids busy Sunday mornings from 10:45 am to 12:00 p.m.

Register for Early Childhood Education

 

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 FIRST EUCHARIST PREPARATION

If your child is ready to prepare to receive First Holy Eucharist, they will be placed in the appropriate class:

  • Year 1 Prep: 1st grade and up who need either baptism and/or First Eucharist.
  • Year 2 Prep: 2nd grade and up already baptized, completed one year of preparation and ready to continue for First Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Register for Sacrament Preparation

 

BRIDGES OF FAITH- 3RD THROUGH 5TH GRADE 

After your child has received First Eucharist, join us along with your whole family (every generation!) as we continue to grow in faith together! We will meet twice per month, and all members of our St. Monica community are invited to participate as we create lifelong faith formation centered around the events of the Church.

Register for Grades 3–5 (already received First Eucharist)

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

For our 6th, 7th and 8th graders, we invite you to join us for Ignite! We will meet two Sundays per month, sharing on topics that most apply to you!

Once per month social nights are also a part of the program.

Register for Middle School

 

FORMATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

We also offer special sessions, grade level family retreats, resouces, and faith formation programs throughout the entire year, designed to include parent participation to help strengthen the faith life of the whole family.

As part of our program, all grade levels participate in the VIRTUS® Teaching Touching Safety Program for Children as mandated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

Through our program, we hope that families will come to a fuller and richer experience of the presence of God in their lives and grow in their mission of being Christ's disciples in our world.

 

Please note:

All volunteers who work with children and teens in any capacity at St. Monica are required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to complete the VIRTUS Training session “Protecting God’s Children,” and be fingerprinted with a background check. They cannot enter a classroom as a primary catechist until this process is completed.  This includes all volunteers and catechists in our Religious Education Program and our Confirmation program for teens. For more information, go to 

www.stmonica.net/safety

 

 

Faith Formation Fees, 2017–18 
Ages 3 through Kindergarten, $160

Sacramental Preparation, $175
Year 1, Grades 1-8 | Year 2, Grades 2-8

Grades 3-8 $160
Already received First Eucharist

Financial assistance is available for registered parishioners.

 

Early Childhood

Classes meet weekly on Sundays after the 9:30 a.m. Mass from 10:45am to 12:00pm.


Begins October 8, 2017 through April 29, 2018
The program is designed to support parents in educating their children about the Catholic faith through a variety of age-appropriate activities which will 1) help children create an awareness of God, 2) provide an atmosphere of belonging to a faith community, 3) let them know that God loves them, and 4) help parents deepen their faith commitment through this experience.

 

Twice a month the parents are expected to participate in classes with family style activities and fun! All classes are taught by volunteers who are continually working on their faith formation and some are certified through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

pdfYouth Faith Formation Calendar 2017–18

 

pdfYFF Medical Waiver

pdfPhoto Release & Virtus Waiver

 

*To participate, children must be 3 years old by October 1, 2017

 

Grades 1-5

Classes meet weekly on Sundays after the 9:30 a.m. Mass from 10:45am to 12:00pm.


Begins October 1 (Sacrament Preparation) and October 8 (3rd to 5th Grade, already received First Communion) 2017 through May 6, 2018

Through the stages of the elementary years, we offer a formation process that grows along with the children. We begin with the basics of understanding who God is, followed by preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, and continue through the elementary ages learning Scripture, prayer, and various Church teachings. Each grade level will have a Family Retreat in place of a scheduled class time. Our catechists are continually working on their faith formation and some are certified through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

 

pdfYouth Faith Formation Calendar 2017–18

 

pdfYFF Medical Waiver

pdfPhoto Release & Virtus Waiver

 

Grades 6-8

Classes meet twice a month on Sundays after the 9:30 a.m. Mass from 10:45am to 12:00pm

 

Begins October 8, 2017 through May 6, 2018

The curriculum is planned around fun and fellowship, with important faith-based content intertwined! Your middle schoolers will have opportunities to connect with their peers in a casual faith-based setting and discuss Scripture, prayer, Church teachings, and Catholic social teaching.

 

pdfYouth Faith Formation Calendar 2017–18

 

pdfYFF Medical Waiver

pdfPhoto Release & Virtus Waiver

 

Is your middle schooler in our sacramental preparation program?

If your child is in the Year 2 Sacrament Program, he or she must attend the Year 2 Class.  This class follows a different schedule than the regular middle school program.  Please use the following calendar:

Financial Assistance

 

We understand that some families are unable to pay the tuition fee all at once, and some are only able to afford a portion of the fee. We ask that you consider what you are able to commit to paying between now and May 2017 so that we can plan our budget. Please note:  Only registered parishioners are eligible for financial assistance.

 

To apply for a payment plan and/or financial assistance,  please fill out the form below.  Once we receive your form, we will contact you to discuss details.

 

 


Mass

Mon - Fri:  6:30a, 8:00a, 12:10p

Sat:  8:00a, 5:30p

Sun:  7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a, 1:15p, 5:30p

 

Confession

Mon - Fri:  5:30-6:00p

Sat:  4:30-5:00p

05Oct
Contemplative Meditation: Jim Finley Thursday, Oct 5 @ 7:30 PM
19Oct
Contemplative Meditation: Jim Finley Thursday, Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM
02Nov
Contemplative Meditation: Jim Finley Thursday, Nov 2 @ 7:30 PM

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