Welcome

Welcome to the registration site for the Saint Mariana de Paredes Religious Education Program. The purpose of this program is to help the youth, teens, and adults of our parish deepen their Christian faith and identity through the sacraments, instruction and formation of conscience in order to grow in our Catholic Faith.  We are committed to proclaiming the mysteries of faith, fostering community, encouraging worship and prayer and motivating service to others. This is done in the Roman Catholic tradition. 

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  • RCIA for Children Year I

    Sep 1 – May 15

    Age 7-17 for those children needing Full Initiation

  • RCIA for Children Year II

    Sep 1 – May 15

    Age 7-17 for those children needing Full Initiation

  • Embrace Program

    Sep 1 – May 15

    All Abilities Program – Age 7+

  • First Communion Year I

    Sep 1 – May 15

    1st through 7th Grade

  • First Communion Year II

    Sep 1 – May 15

    1st through 7th Grade

  • High School Confirmation Year I

    Sep 1 – May 15

    Freshman to Jr in High School

  • High School Confirmation Year II

    Sep 1 – May 15

    Sophmore to Senior in High School

  • RCIA for Adults Year I

    Sep 1 – May 15

    For adults needing ALL Sacraments (Baptism, Communion & Confirmation Age 18+)

  • RCIA for Adults Year II

    Sep 1 – May 15

    For adults needing ALL Sacraments (Baptism, Communion & Confirmation Age 18+)

  • Adult Confirmation

    Sep 1 – May 15

    For adults who have been baptized, received their First Communion and ONLY NEED Confirmation (Age 18+ out of High School)

  • Adult Confirmation with other Sacraments

    Sep 1 – May 15

    For adults who may or may not have been baptized, need their First Communion and Confirmation (Age 18+ out of High School)


Program Contacts

Pablo Palacios, M.S., Director of Religious Education for Children
Phone: 562-949-8240 Ext 21
Email: Religiouseducation.smdp@gmail.com

Luis Jaime Perez, Director of High School Confirmation & Youth Ministry
Phone: 562-368-3844
Email: ConfirmationStMariana@gmail.com

Moisés R. Vargas, M.S., Director of Adult Formation & RCIA
Phone: 626-252-4066
Email: Formation.smdp@gmail.com

Enrollment Fees

First Communion- Year I & Year II  - $150.00

Embrace- Year I $150.00 & Year II - $150.00

RCIA (Children & Adults)- Year I $150.00 & Year II - $150.00

High School Confirmation -Year I $150.00 & Year II  - $150.00 (does not include retreat for Year II)

Adult Confirmation Only -$150.00 (needs to be paid in full at time of registration)

Adult First Communion & Eucharist - $200.00 (needs to be paid in full at time of registration

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About Our Program

For Children/Teens:
The St. Mariana Faith Formation Ministry exists to equip the youth (ages 7-13) and high school teens (ages 14-17) to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. Classes are offered for all youth who want to make their First Communion and for teens who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The RCIA program for youth is for any child who has not been baptized and would like to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church.

We also strive to support parents in the spiritual development of their children so that all of our Parish families can:

  • Grow in their relationship with God.
  • Live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world.
  • Develop an understanding of the Bible and their faith traditions.
  • Deepen their spiritual life and practices.
  • Engage in service and mission to the world.
  • Participate in the life and ministries of our faith community.

For Adults:
The Office of Adult Formation exists to assist adult members of Saint Mariana de Paredes Parish as they journey in faith. Through offering opportunities for sacramental preparation, spiritual growth, providing informational and educational resources and training, and networking opportunities with others involved with the religious education of adults, this office seeks to enable adults of the parish to:

  • Receive Full Initiation into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
  • Complete the Sacraments of the Catholic Church (Eucharist & Confirmation)
  • Understand clearly what it means to be an adult Catholic
  • Become full active members of our faith community
  • Center their lives in the proclamation of the Gospel
  • Celebrate liturgies meaningfully
  • Witness to their beliefs in acts of charity and service