“Jesus called the children to him and said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Luke 18:16
The mission of the Religious Education Program of St. Andrew Parish is to assist parents in the religious, moral, and spiritual formation of their children. We believe parents are the primary educators of their children, teaching by word and example. Our parish catechists support the parents and students by providing quality religious education in a nurturing, faith-filled environment. By working together our children will grow in their love for God and knowledge of their Catholic faith while developing their God-given gifts.
Elementary Faith Formation Program
The Elementary Faith Formation Program at St. Andrew Church, prepares our children in Grades 1-8 for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist with two consecutive years of religious formation. We use the Loyola Press curriculum, Finding God, which is an Archdiocesan approved text. Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts is based on a spiral curriculum that integrates the fundamental themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching. This program provides lessons in the faith and delivers those lessons through experiential activities that encourage lifelong practice.
We look forward to welcoming and working with you and your family on your faith formation journey!
Registration & Requirements
Our 2019-2020 First Communion program runs from the second week of September through the first week of May.
Children should be at least 7 years old or entering 1st grade to commence the program.
Baptismal certificate is required upon registration. We also prepare children ages 7 and older for the sacrament of baptism and welcome those children and families to join us.
Students transferring from another parish will need to provide a reference letter of their first year of class attendance and completion from their former parish upon registration.
Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm or
Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm (Year 2 students only) or
Special Education Class: Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm
We are proud to offer sacramental preparation resources specifically designed to serve our children with special needs. Please contact Isabel Spillane, our Director of Faith Formation for more information or to discuss your child’s particular needs and how we may best serve your family.
Our tuition includes a bilingual text book, bilingual prayer book, all class supplies, activities and year end retreat
Year 1: $105
Year 2: $130
You may register online using this Registration Form
or register in person by visiting us at our Pastoral Center located at 140 Chestnut Street, Pasadena, Ca. 91103
Please see our 2019-2020 First Communion school year calendar below: