2020-2021 CATECHETICAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

All Saint Lawrence Catechetical Program Registration will be done on-line. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment contact Eleanor de Paz at (408) 296-3000 ext. 433; edepaz@saintlawrence.org Scroll down to view our Catechetical Program Descriptions and take special note of the changes for this upcoming year (ie. Program length, schedules, program fees, online platform, etc.)!
To register online, please complete one of the following forms per child/adult:


Pre-K to 8th Grade Student Registration Form
COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form

High School Student (Confirmation and Youth Ministry) Registration Form
COMPLETE High School Student Registration Form (Program Capacity Registration Full as of September 20, 2020)

Adult Interest Form (18 years old and up)
COMPLETE Adult 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:

FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
(5 years old to 5th Grade)
For 15 minutes during 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, TBD
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at edepaz@saintlawrence.org
Registration not required.

SUNDAY SCHOOL (On-Going Faith Formation)
(PreK, K, 3rd, 4th Grade) *Please see notes in red about 1st , 2nd and 5th Graders
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. As we transition into a 2 year First Communion program, all 1st Graders and 2nd Graders will be part of the Year 1 First Eucharist Prep. 5th Graders who have already received their First Eucharist are invited to join Middle School Youth Ministry.*During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice.
Sundays, 10:00AM -10:50AM; Begins September 27th $70.00 Reg Fee
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at edepaz@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000 Ext. 433.
TO REGISTER,
COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
(5th to 8th Grade)
Discover more about faith in a fun and creative way! Perfect place to build friendships with fellow Middle Schoolers & Jesus! If you are interested in First Communion Prep, please see the “Sacramental Preparation” section for details. *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice.
Sundays, 1:30PM-2:30PM, Three times per month; Begins October 4th, $25.00 Reg Fee
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at edepaz@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000 Ext 433
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! If you are interested in Confirmation preparation, please see the “Sacramental Preparation” section for details.
TBD, For more information contact edepaz@saintlawrence.org
TO REGISTER, COMPLETE

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.
TBD, For more information contact edepaz@saintlawrence.org
TO INQUIRE, PLEASE 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. *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice.
Sundays, TBD (Offered in English or Spanish)
For more information contact edepaz@saintlawrence.org
TO INQUIRE, Please complete Adult Interest Form

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

INFANT BAPTISM
(Infant to 6 Yrs Old)
For young children seeking the Sacrament of Baptism. Parents must have one initial interview with one of our priests and one 2-hour class for parents and godparents. *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice. 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.
For 2nd-8th Graders, please select "Full Initiation Preparation" for the program of choice when you complete
COMPLETE PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form
For teens, select “High School Confirmation” for the program of choice when you complete COMPLETE High School Student Registration Form
For more information email edepaz@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000.

FIRST EUCHARIST/RECONCILIATION (CHILD)
(1st to 8th Grade)
SUNDAY SACRAMENTAL PREP.
(1st-8th Grade)
This year, our parish is transitioning into a TWO YEAR Preparation for baptized children in elementary and middle school who wish to receive First Eucharist/First Reconciliation. This 2020-2021 year, all students must enroll in “YEAR 1 First Eucharist Prep.” (Those eligible for YEAR 2 who have already completed at least one year of Catechetical formation through the St. Lawrence Sunday School will be contacted by the Catechetical Director.) *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice.
A COPY of child’s baptismal certificate must be submitted no later than the first day of class.
Sundays, 9:30AM-10:30AM, Begins September 27th; $70.00 Reg Fee for Year 1 and $70 Reg Fee for Year 2
(408) 296-3000 Ext. 433, 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". *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice.

To secure registration placement, parents must attend a parent meeting (held online) on Friday September 11th at 6:00PM (English), 7:00PM (Spanish) IN ADDITION TO the first session for both parents and teen candidates on Sunday September 27th at 4:00PM. Copy of Baptism Certificate and minimum of $40 deposit towards the Confirmation Program Expense Fees due by the parent meeting. Payment for the deposit may be made in advanced at the Parish Office

Two Wednesday sessions per month, 5:00PM-6:00PM (Online until further notice), IN ADDITION TO Confirmation sessions held Sundays, 4:00PM-5:30 PM (also online until further notice), Confirmation Program Expense Fees: Reg Fee is $125 and Retreat Fee is TBD
TO REGISTER,
COMPLETE

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.” *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice.
To secure registration placement, parents must attend a parent meeting (held online) on Friday September 11th at 6:00PM (English), 7:00PM (Spanish) IN ADDITION TO the first session for both parents and teen candidates on Sunday September 27th at 4:00PM. Copy of Baptism Certificate and minimum of $40 deposit towards the Confirmation Program Expense Fees due by the parent meeting. Payment for the deposit may be made in advanced at the Parish Office
Sundays, 4:00PM-5:30PM held online until further notice (Sept-May)
Confirmation Program Expense Fees: Reg Fee is $125 and Retreat Fee is TBD
TO REGISTER,
COMPLETE

For more information, email highschoolconfirmation@saintlawrence.org

ADULT FIRST COMMUNION AND/OR ADULT CONFIRMATION
(Adults 18 years old and beyond)
For baptized adults who wish to prepare for the Sacrament of First Communion AND/OR Confirmation. *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice. Must have interview with an Adult Confirmation Coordinator or Catechetical Director. Interviews will be scheduled beginning the week of September 8th.
TO BEGIN REGISTRATION PROCESS, please complete Adult Interest Form COMPLETE
For more information, email edepaz@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 in a different Christian denomination who seek to join the Catholic Church.
Wednesdays, 7:00PM-8:00PM. *During the Pandemic, sessions will be offered online until further notice. For more information, email edepaz@saintlawrence.org
TO INQUIRE OR TO BEGIN REGISTRATION PROCESS, please 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 an 8-hour session to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. *During the Pandemic, classes will be offered in 3 parts online until further notice. 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)