2017-2018 CATECHETICAL OPEN REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ON AUGUST 13TH/14th !!


All Saint Lawrence Catechetical Program Registration will be done on-line. If you have questions or need to schedule an “in-person” registration appointment, please visit the registration table in front of the Church after all weekend Masses on August 12th/13th & 19th/20th or contact Eleanor de Paz at (408) 296-3000; edepaz@saintlawrence.org. Scroll down to view our Catechetical Program Descriptions!
To register online, please complete one of the following forms per child/adult available beginning August 12th:


PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form


Adult Program Interest Form

(Forms can also be found below each of the following Catechetical Ministry descriptions)



Our Philosophy

Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish, together with the rest of the Church, shares in the continuation of a mission rooted in the life and mission of Jesus: to bring about the Reign of God. This mission finds fullness in pastoral activity that proclaims the message, builds community, leads to worship, and motivates to service. Catechetical ministry at Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish is to be understood in this light.

Why Choose the Catechetical Process? The catechetical process seeks to open children and youth to the discovery of goodness and beauty of God as reflected in their world, and help them to experience this world with the Catholic Christian community. It seeks to help them grow further in their faith, their understanding of our Catholic tradition, our unity in Christ, and the many gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Saint Lawrence the Martyr Offers:


View/Download Catechetical Menu 2017-2018 English


View/Download Catechetical Menu 2017-2018 Spanish

 

FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
(5 years old to 5th Grade)

For 15 minutes during the 10:00AM Sunday Mass, children are invited to explore the Gospel with a Catechist. Children then return to Mass and join the rest of the community for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Sundays, 10AM Mass; Begins September 17th
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at edepaz@saintlawrence.org 
Registration not required.
 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OF RELIGION
(PreK to 5th Grade)

Ongoing faith formation program for children that teaches the Catholic Faith and nourishes spiritual life. Parents are invited to attend Adult Faith Formation sessions held at the same time. If you are interested in First Communion Preparation, please see the “Sacramental Preparation” section for details.

Sundays, 11:10AM -12:00NOON; Begins September 10th $80.00 Reg Fee
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at edepaz@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000.

TO REGISTER,

COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
(6th to 8th Grade)

Discover more about faith in a fun and creative way! Perfect place to build friendships with fellow Middle Schoolers & Jesus!

Sundays, 3:30PM-5:30PM, Twice per month; Begins September 17th $25.00 Reg Fee
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at middleschoolym@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000

TO REGISTER, 

COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form
 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
(9th-12th Grade)

Event based with opportunities to interact with fellow High School students in a social setting. Join us on Facebook!

For more information contact highschoolym@saintlawrence.org


 

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
(18 to 35 Years old or Adults young at heart!)

Dive into deep faith-centered discussions and share faith, food and fun.

For more information contact youngadult@saintlawrence.org

TO REGISTER,

COMPLETE Adult Interest Form
 

ADULT FAITH FORMATION
(Adults)

Learn more about the Catholic Faith! Sessions will feature videos from Fr. Robert Barron, Matthew Kelley and others. Open to all adults and especially convenient for parents of children enrolled in Sunday School.

Sundays, 11:10AM – 12:00NOON; Begins September 10th (Offered in English or Spanish)
For more information contact edepaz@saintlawrence.org

TO REGISTER,

COMPLETE Adult Interest Form
 

ALPHA
(Adults and Mature Teens)

A 10-week series that explores the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short talk and time for discussion.

English Course- TBD
Spanish Course- TBD

For more information Contact manueljkeg@gmail.com
(Offered in English and Spanish)

TO REGISTER,

COMPLETE Adult Interest Form
 

CATHOLICISM 201
(Adults and Mature Teens)

An 8-week series that will feed the mind and heart as the riches of the Catholic Faith are explored.

Spanish Course- TBD
English Course- TBD

For more information Contact manueljkeg@gmail.com
(Offered in English and Spanish)

TO REGISTER,

COMPLETE Adult Interest Form
 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

INFANT BAPTISM
(Infant to 6 Yrs Old)

For young children seeking the Sacrament of Baptism. Must have one initial interview with one of our priests and one 2-hour class for parents and godparents. Please note that godparents must meet all canonical qualifications for sponsors (ie. Must be a Catholic who has been Baptized, Confirmed, and must have received First Eucharist; at least 16 years old; if married, married in the Catholic Church; living a life in harmony with the Catholic faith, ETC.) You must bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to the interview.

For more information on Baptismal Preparation, contact the parish at parish@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000.
 

BAPTISM FOR OLDER CHILDREN & TEENS
(7 Yrs Old through High School)

Process of welcoming and introducing older children and teenagers to the Catholic Faith and providing preparation to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion). Must contact Director of Catechetics to schedule a family interview and also complete the Pre-K to 8th Grade Registration form. You will need to bring a COPY of the child's birth certificate to the interview. Please select "Tuesday Night Sacramental Preparation" for the program of choice when you complete
COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form

For more information email edepaz@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000.
 

FIRST EUCHARIST/RECONCILIATION (CHILD)
(2nd to 8th Grade)

1.) SUNDAY SACRAMENTAL PREP. (2nd-5th Grade) Preparation for baptized children in elementary school who wish to receive First Eucharist/First Reconciliation. Must enroll in “Sunday Sacramental Prep.” A COPY of child’s baptismal certificate must be submitted no later than the first day of class.

Sundays, 11:10AM-12:00Noon, Begins September 10th; $140.00 Reg Fee
(408) 296-3000, edepaz@saintlawrence.org

TO REGISTER,

COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form 

2.) TUESDAY NIGHT SACRAMENTAL PREP. (6th-8th Grade)) Preparation for baptized Middle School Youth who wish to receive First Eucharist/First Reconciliation. Must enroll in Tuesday Night Sacramental Prep. A COPY of child’s baptismal certificate must be submitted no later than the first day of class.

Tuesdays, 7:00PM-8:15PM, Begins September 12th; $140.00 Reg Fee
(408) 296-3000, edepaz@saintlawrence.org

TO REGISTER, 

COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form
 

FIRST EUCHARIST / RECONCILIATION (High School Teens and Adults)
(High School to Adult)
1.) HIGH SCHOOL FIRST EUCHARIST/CONFIRMATION (9th-12th Grade) Baptized High School students who have not yet received First Eucharist will concurrently be prepared for both First Eucharist and Confirmation. Must enroll in "High School Confirmation".

To secure registration placement, parents must attend a meeting on Sunday September 10th at 3:30PM IN ADDITION TO an Orientation for both parents and teen candidates on Sunday September 24th at 3:30PM. Copy of Baptism Certificate and minimum of $25 deposit due by the parent meeting.

One or two evening weekday sessions per month IN ADDITION TO Confirmation sessions held two Sundays per month, 3:30PM-5:45 PM, followed by the 6PM Mass (Sept-May)
$125 Reg Fee and $225 Weekend Retreat Fee

2018 Confirmation Retreat: *Mandatory* from Friday, February 16th,
3:30 PM to Sunday, February 18th, 7:00 PM


 

HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION
(9th-12th Grade)

For those in High School who seek to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. (Preparation will also be provided for High School Teens who need to prepare for First Eucharist along with Confirmation. Please see “High School First Eucharist/Confirmation” Section for more details.) Must enroll in “High School Confirmation.”

To secure registration placement, parents must attend a parent meeting on Sunday September 10th at 3:30PM. Copy of Baptism Certificate and minimum of $25 deposit due by parent meeting.

Two Sundays per month, 3:30PM-5:45 PM, followed by the 6PM Mass (Sept-May)
$125 Reg Fee and $225 Weekend Retreat Fee

2018 Confirmation Retreat: *Mandatory* from Friday, February 16th at
3:30 PM to Sunday, February 18th, 7:00 PM


 
For more information, email highschoolconfirmation@saintlawrence.org.
 

ADULT CONFIRMATION
(Adults 18 years old and beyond)

For baptized adults who have already received First Eucharist and who wish to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Must have interview with an Adult Confirmation Coordinator.
Interviews will be scheduled beginning the week of August 21st.

TO BEGIN REGISTRATION PROCESS, COMPLETE ADULT INTEREST FORM
For more information, email adultconfirmation@saintlawrence.org
 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC (RCIA)
(Adults 18 years old and beyond)

Process of welcoming and introducing adults to the Catholic Faith and providing preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. Also for adults who are already baptized who seek preparation for First Eucharist and Confirmation.

Tuesdays, 7:00PM-8:15PM. For more information, email rcia@saintlawrence.org

TO INQUIRE OR TO BEGIN REGISTRATION PROCESS, COMPLETE Adult Interest Form
 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION
(Engaged Couples or Couples Civilly Married who wish to be married in the Catholic Church.)

Must schedule an initial interview with one of our priests. Couples are required to attend two 4-hour sessions to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. For more information about Marriage Preparation or to schedule interview with priest, contact the parish office at parish@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000. (Offered in English or Spanish)