St. Dominic Catholic Church

2002 Merton Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90041 | (323) 254-2519

Religious Education

Catechesis is a word given to the totality of the Church's efforts to make disciples, to help people believe that Jesus is the Son of God so that believing they might have life in his name, and to educate and instruct them in this life.  In this way, the Church is built up in every generation.  Parents are the first and primary catechists (teachers of the faith) for their children. Through example and instruction, they show them the value and beauty of a faith lived as part of our daily lives. 

Our Parish Religious Education Program is designed to assists the parents who, at the baptism of their child, took the first steps in their family's faith journey.  The Church promised at that same baptism to foster an environment of faith in its worship and parish community life.  That is the purpose of the Religious Education Program - to assist parents in an active catechetical process to nurture and sustain the Catholic faith in our parish family.

Class Schedule

Our Religious Education program begins in September and ends in the middle of May.

We meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

Office Hours

  • Tuesday through Thursday       9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday (in parish office)    3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

(Call for an appointment)

Contact  Us

Michelle  Perez (DRE): michelle@saintdominics.org
Christina Garcia (DRE): christina@saintdominics.org
Connie Guerrero (Coordinator): stdominicrep@yahoo.com

Registration

Registration begins August 4, 2017 for upcoming Religious Education classes that will begin September 30, 2017.

Registration Hours are
Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(by appointment)

To Register, please bring:

  • A copy of your child's baptism certificate
  • Emergency phone numbers of three adults
  • A completed Registration Form (click here to download a form)

Fee Schedule

  • $80 1st time enrollees
  • $90 First Communion Classes
  • $70 After Communion Classes

(a $15 bank fee will be charged for any returned checks)

 

 

First Communion Banner Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I register my child for Religious Education?

Registration begins in August and continues until the end of October, as long as space is available.  We invite you to come in during Registration Hours (evenings require appointment), you can pick up a registration form in the rectory or download one from the RE webpagefill out the application and bring it in.

  • My child is in 1st grade and has no previous Religious Education – what do I do?

Your child will be enrolled in a Sacramental Preparation class for the sacraments of Reconciliation (confession) and First Communion a two year process.  You will need to bring in a copy of their baptismal certificate and original registration form.

  • My child is in 2nd grade and has no previous Religious Education – what do I do?

Your child will be enrolled in a Sacramental Preparation class for the sacraments of Reconciliation (confession) and First Communion a two year process.  You will need to bring in a copy of their baptismal certificate and original registration form.

  • My child is in 2nd grade and has completed 1 previous year of Religious Education at another Parish - what do I do?

When you come to register your child please bring an affidavit from your previous Parish RE office stating that your child has completed one year of Religious Education. Also, you will need to bring a copy of their baptismal certificate and original registration form. 

  • My child is in 3rd-5th grade and has not received her/his sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession)  and 1st Eucharist (Communion)  – what do I do?

Your child will be enrolled in a Sacramental Preparation class for the sacraments of Reconciliation (confession) and First Communion a two year process.  You will need to bring in a copy of their baptismal certificate and original registration form.

  • My child is in 3rd - 8th grade and has received the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion - what do I do?

Since faith formation is lifelong, we invite you to register for our continuing faith formation classes.   

  • What financial assistance do you provide?

We offer payment plans and scholarships.  Please contact the Religious Education office in order to make confidential arrangements for your family

Please note: The Archdiocese of Los Angeles mandates that the years of sacramental preparation be done consecutively/in-sequence.
 

 “Christianity is neither a set of doctrines nor an ethical system.  It is life in Christ which can be lived at ever deeper levels.”

Francis Cardinal Arinze, A Pastoral Approach to the Challenge by the New Religious Movements, L’Osservatore Romano, April 15, 1991, pp. 5ff