Growing In Faith Together

Religious Education Program

dri1kk91b7r6ixeccj5zhclyesl.jpgA BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH STUDENT. For those baptized at OLA, copies may be requested by emailing the Parish Information Center at [email protected] There is a $5.00 fee for each copy, and a 3-5 day processing time. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. 

REGISTRATION for 2021-2022 

Religious Education/GIFTed began August 22nd after the 9:30 AM Mass

Greetings! We begin a new year to share the joy of your Catholic Faith with our families. We wish to make our Religious Education program the best possible experience for you and your children.

Questions may be directed to [email protected] or call (805) 642-7966 ext. 125.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Leon & the Religious Education Team

Our Religious Education Program is now called GIFTed, "Growing in Faith Together Education". By attending two meetings a month, along with the online weekly component, parents who participate will receive everythng they need to teach their children about the Catholic Faith at home.
Our Family of Faith, parent-centered faith formation program equips the parents of our parish to properly catechize their children.  This program includes, but is not limited to, Sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation.  All children in a family are welcome and encouraged to attend our monthly parent meeting during which the children engage in activity based catechism, while their parents are engaged in catechism faith sharing with other parents and our Family Faith Team. 
The monthly parent-centered meeting is the first pillar of a two pillar program.  A weekly virtual class, supplements the home-based lessons and activities directed by the parents.  The virtual classes are offered at a varitey of days and times for the convenience of parents.  To be clear, there are no weekly classes where parents sign-in their children and depart.  The bulk of the learning takes place at home between parents and children augmented by other family members.
Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about our GIFTed program. 
All of our catechetical team is asking for God's richest blessings and graces for your families. 

We are growing in faith together!