Religious Education Program

Goals

  • To prepare the children to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Confirmation.
  • To foster a partnership with parents in their children’s journey of faith.
  • To assist everyone who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith.

Parents/Guardians' Role in the Program

  • Understand the vision, mission, and goal of the program.
  • Support the program by actively participating in the Church activities which are part of the REP’s curriculum.
  • Work closely with the Catechist by ensuring that your child is dropped off before the class starts and picked up promptly upon dismissal.
  • Volunteer so you may see firsthand how and what your child is learning. This is highly encouraged.
  • Pray with your child and make your home a nurturing environment for faith to grow (a family that prays together, stays together and grows in faith together).

Registration Guide

Transferring from another Parish and/or live within the boundaries of Mater Dei
  • Register to the Parish, attend the Parish Welcome Night, and participate in parish life and ministry.
  • Transfer letter/Transcript from previous REP.
  • Plus the documents needed prior to REP Registration.
Not registered to any parish but live within the boundaries of Mater Dei & those attending Mass at Mater Dei but not yet registered
  • Register to the Parish, attend Parish Welcome Night, and participate in parish life and ministry.
  • Plus the documents needed prior to REP Registration.
Documents needed prior to REP Registration (Registered and Active Parishioners)
  • Completed REP Registration Form.
  • Please call office for appointment to submit your completed registration form.
  • Copy of Parents’ Church Marriage Certificate. You may send an electronic copy to rep@materdeicv.org.
  • Copy of Child(ren)’s Baptismal Certificate. You may send an electronic copy to rep@materdeicv.org.
  • Method of Payment (cash, check or credit card).

When all steps are covered and necessary documents are ready, please call the Parish Office for an appointment: (619) 656-3735 or (619) 656-3740. Placement in class is on a “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS”. Thank you so much and God bless!