Elementary Faith Formation (K-5th) (EFF)

Director of Elementary Faith Formation & Catechesis
Laura Balderrama Contreras - [email protected] - (830) 816-5668 

5:00 pm Mass followed with hot dogs in the courtyard
All families are invited to join us as we begin the new faith formation year!

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Elementary Faith Formation is designed to support elementary children in their desire to learn and live their Catholic faith. We believe that it is in the partnership between the parish and the family that faith is most effectively passed on to our children.

Our goal is to help children build a foundation for a lifelong relationship with Jesus through Scripture, prayer, and building faith community. Children are guided by Catechists using the curriculum, Alive in Christ which is designed to lead children to experience God's love and the mission of the Church.

Elementary Faith Formation Options

We offer weekly faith formation where children K-5 are grouped by grade to be guided by catechists as they learn about their Catholic faith while building their faith community.

  • Wednesdays (4:30 PM-5:45 PM) 1st Session - September 11, 2019

  • Sundays (9:30-10:45 AM) 1st Session - September 8, 2019

  • Special Needs Session –Sundays (9:30-10:45 AM) 1st Session - September 8, 2019

2019-2020 EFF Calendar

Registration Forms for Faith Formation

Registration Form 2019 - 2020 (pdf)

El formulario de inscripción 2019 - 2020 (pdf)

Registration Fees

A recommended minimum donation per year for Parishioners is $75 for one child, $150 for two or more children.  Non-parishioner cost is $150 for one child, and $300 for two or more children.  Payment can be made by Cash, Check, online payment. Monthly payment arrangements via cash, online payment or special envelope contribution can also be established. Scholarships are available to help families.

First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion) Overview

Children who are baptized, in second (2nd) grade or older, and enrolled in Faith Formation begin to prepare with their parents in October by attending one of the Sacramental Preparation Parent and Child Meetings:

Saturday, October 19, 9:00 am - 10:30 am -OR- Thursday, October 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

At these meetings, children begin their preparation to celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion). Parents are trained and receive materials to continue their child’s preparation at home. Later, children and parents attend a Mock Confession and Church tour, 3 January meditations on Reconciliation (Confession), a February First Reconciliation Workshop, another Parent and Child Meeting, First Eucharist Presentations in March, and an April First Eucharist Workshop.