For more information about any of the classes or programs provided,
call the Faith Formation Office at 626-332-5822
The Faith Formation Office helps form the faith of members of the St. Louise de Marillac Community. It provides ongoing catechesis for grades Preschool through 8th grade and their families. We believe in lifelong catechesis, and use a variety of resources to journey
with children and their families through a faith filled life.
PreK - ELEMENTARY SESSION DAYS AND TIMES:
Sunday: Preschool 3 through 5-years-old
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Elementary Grades 1 through 5
9:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Monday: Middle School Grades 6 through 8
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Elementary Grades 1 through 5
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Elementary Grades 1 through 5
6:00 to 7:30 p.m
PRESCHOOL (3 through 5 year-olds)
A program that combines love for Jesus, crafts, songs and play lets for ages 3, 4, and 5 year-olds. These classes are held in the classrooms while their parents are free to attend the 9:30 Mass on Sunday. Children must be 3, 4 or 5-years-old by December 1 of the current year.
ELEMENTARY (Grades 1st through 5th)
Our elementary program provides a catechesis for our young children and teaches them about their Catholic faith. They learn about the life of Jesus, Mass, Church History, Seven Sacraments, Scripture, Saints, Commandments, Beatitudes, taking into consideration their level of understanding.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY (Grades 6th through 8th)
The Junior High Program gathers in the Hall at 6:00 pm. for snacks, special projects and theme presentations. This program is designed to promote Christian Fellowship, increase doctrinal knowledge and deepen the student’s personal relationship with God, while offering a safe and caring environment. Our aim and goal is to help families help their young people learn to live as followers of Christ. Classes meet on Monday evenings from: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Sacrament Preparation / Eucharist & Reconciliation
Volunteer teachers [Catechists] prepare students enrolled in Religious Education for grades 1st and 2nd for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist and support their ongoing religious education. Children in grades 3rd-8th, attend one year of Religious Education classes with their grade level, and a second year of special sacrament classes with preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist as its focus.
Sacrament Preparation / Baptism
Children who are not baptized and are at least 7 years of age register for regular Religious Education Classes to receive religious instruction and be with their peers. During this initiation process godparents are invited to walk the faith journey with them. It is a 2 year journey leading to reception of the Sacrament of Baptism with the children invited to come back to Religious Education classes to continue their faith development as they grow in understanding of what it means to be catholic and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. For specific information regarding sacrament preparation, contact the Faith Formation Office at  332-5822.