Religious Education English


Serving the children of our parish community by nourishing them with the Word of God

Let the children come to me, do not stop them, because the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."     Matthew 19:14


Our Mission

St. Columban School of Religious Education is a Catholic Religious Education/Formation ministry in the parish.  With Jesus as the center of our catechesis, we share in the Church’s ministry of the religious formation of children and youth.

The School of Religious Education provides a loving and compassionate atmosphere where our students can learn the message of Jesus and deepen their Catholic Christian identity and faith through religious instruction, formation in conscience, prayer, worship, Christian Service and the catechumenal process when applicable.

As catechists we recognize and support the responsibility parents have as the primary religious educators of their children.

Our program

Our catechists offer first year sacramental instruction, second year sacramental preparation and post sacramental education. Religious formation never ends. Lessons are age appropriate for each grade level, and taught by volunteers who selflessly use their gifts of time, treasure and talents.

Instruction begins at the First grade level and continues through Eighth Grade. Each student will be expected to participate in service projects, know prayers appropriate to their age, and complete any homework that is assigned by their teacher. Parents are expected to attend church regularly with their children, reinforce weekly lessons, attend formation meetings, and contribute time to our program.

Together, we will work with you to form and educate your child to practice our Catholic faith in preparation to be the disciples that Jesus calls us to be.


 Tuesday @4-5:15pm    Thursday @6:30-7:45pm
Date Classes   Date Classes
Sept. 11 Opening Class   Sept. 13 Opening Class
Sept. 18 Class #2   Sept. 20 Class #2
Sept. 25 Class #3   Sept. 27 Class #3
Oct. 2 Class #4  / Parent Meeting (Col. Rm.)   Oct. 4 Class #4  / Parent Meeting (Col. Rm.)
Oct. 9 Class #5   Oct. 11 Class #5
Oct. 16 Class #6   Oct. 18 Class #6
Oct. 23 Class #7   Oct. 25 Class #7
Nov. 13 Class #8   Nov. 15 Class #8
Nov. 27 Class #9   Nov. 29 Class #9
Dec. 4 Class #10   Dec. 6 Class #10
Dec. 11 Class #11   Dec. 13 Class #11
Jan. 8 Class #12   Jan. 10 Class #12
Jan. 15 Class #13   Jan. 17 Class #13
Jan. 22 Class #14   Jan. 24 Class #14
Feb. 12 Class #15   Feb. 14 Class #15
Feb. 19 Class #16   Feb. 21 Class #16
Feb. 26 Class #17  / Parent Meeting (Col. Rm.)   Feb. 28 Class #17  / Parent Meeting (Col. Rm.)
Mar. 5 Class #18   Mar. 7 Class #18
Mar. 12 Class #19   Wed. Mar. 13 Recon. Retreat (Col. Rm.) @5pm:
2nd yr Students 
Mar. 13
Recon. Retreat (Col. Rm.) @5pm:
2nd yr Students 
  Mar. 14 Class #19
Mar. 19 Class #20   Mar. 21 Class #20
Mar. 26 Class #21   Wed. Mar. 27 1st Reconciliation @ 5pm
Mar. 27
1st Reconciliation @ 5pm   Mar. 28 Class #21
Apr. 2 Class #22   Apr. 4 Class #22
Apr. 7
Eucharistic Retreat (MH) @9am:
2nd yr Students with parent
  SUN. Apr. 7 Eucharistic Retreat (MH) @9am:
2nd yr Students with parent
Apr. 9 Class #23   Apr. 11 Class #23
Apr. 23 Class #24   Apr. 25 Class #24
Apr.30 Class #25   May. 2 Class #25


Registrations are ClOSED


1st - 6th 


Class schedule
Tuesday    4:00 - 5:15pm 

Thursday    6:30 – 7:45pm



  • Copy of baptism certificate
  • Parish family number (if you do not have one, please go to the parish office and register for one)
  • Full fee or deposit (at least $20)


 Fees per family 

 One child                      $90
Two children                 $140
Three children               $170
Four or more                 $200

There is an additional fee for each First Communion student of $20 due at registration. Registration presented after August 23rd will be assessed an additional $20.    



For more information please contact 

Jennifer Martinez 

(Coordinator of Religious Education)

Office #: 714-867-1515