St. Dominic Catholic Church

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

Children's Faith Formation

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 Children's Faith Formation 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 Children's Faith Formation Program - to assist parents in an active catechetical process to nurture and sustain the Catholic faith in our parish family.

Class Schedule

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

Office Hours

Children's Faith Formation office hours:

Tuesday and Thursdays  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. by appointment 

Everyday by email

Contact  Us

Michelle  Perez (DRE): michelle@saintdominics.org
Christina Garcia (DRE): christina@saintdominics.org
 

Registration

Registration begins in August 2020 for upcoming Children's Faith Formation classes that will begin  September26, 2020.   Registration will remain open until November 14, 2020.

Registration Hours:

  • Everyday Online 
  • In-person, by appointment please contact us via email 

To register,  On-Line registration coming soon. Please provide

  • A copy of your child's baptismal certificate
  • Emergency phone numbers of three adults

Fee Schedule

  • $80 1st time enrollees
  • $90 First Communion Classes
  • $50 After Communion Classes

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

 

 

First Communion Banner Instructions

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to all who received their first communion on July 18, 2020!

 

Click here for a link to the First Communion Mass.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I register my child for Children's Faith Formation (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 an 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 Faith Formation – what do I do?

Your child will be enrolled in a Sacramental Preparation class for the sacraments of Reconciliation (confession) and First Communion, which is 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 Faith Formation – what do I do?

Your child will be enrolled in a Sacramental Preparation class for the sacraments of Reconciliation (confession) and First Communion, which is 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 Faith Formation at another Parish - what do I do?

When you come to register your child please bring an affidavit from your previous Parish Children's Faith Formation office stating that your child has completed one year of Faith Formation (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, which is 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 Children's Faith Formation 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 and 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