22021 Gault Street
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 592-2880

 
Religious Education

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
TEL.# 818-592-2880 X 247 and 246
Our Religious Education Programs work together with the parents who we consider to be the first
educators of their children. Together we shall help our children prepare for their first
celebration with Jesus in the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation. We are committed to
provide a sound Catholic Christian education within a nurturing environment for their faith formation.


OFFICE HOURS FOR FIRST COMMUNION REGISTRATION 2021:
MONDAY & TUESDAY: CLOSED
Wednesdays 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday and Fridays: 9:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.


 
Registrations in the Religious Education Office, Rm. # 5
Click here to download the requirements for the 1st communion program

Click here to download the registration form 
 

 
Requirements:
(More information can be found on the requirements form above)
  • This is a two (2) year program.
  • Please provide a copy of the child's Baptism Certificate and their school's most recent report card.
  • Registration fee of $85.00/ year.
CLASS MEETING TIME:
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN UPON REGISTERING.
 
 
 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Sacramental Preparation
Pre-Baptism Catechesis
Elementary First Communion ( 6yrs. old 11 yrs. old)
Junior High First Communion ( 12 yrs. old  14 yrs. old)
Teenage Confirmation (English only)
Adult Confirmation ( 18 yrs. old & above )
Special Education (English only)
 
Faith Formation  Children
Celebration of the Word for Children

Faith Formation  Adults
Workshops for Parents
Sacramental Series for Parents
of 2nd year students

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
 
RCIA  - THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS is a journey of faith for those people 18 years old and above who need to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation and would like to know more about the Roman Catholic faith. It is also for those who desire to be received in full communion to the Catholic Church. It is an individual process of consciously and freely seeking God and opening one's heart to embrace the way of faith and conversion.
Please call Sr. Estela at 818.592.2880,ext.234 for more information.
           
 
                  
SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN
 
Safeguard the Children is a comprehensive program designed to promote a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults and prevent child sexual abuse. The program was initiated in all dioceses in the United States at the direction of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). There is a Safeguard the Children Committee in each parish which helps to implement the objectives of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People's. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has produced an informative brochure entitle âWorking Together that provides resources on how to prevent abuse and provides information on reporting child abuse.
 
SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN COMMITTEE
It is mandated that every parish and/or school site in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have an active Safeguard the Children Committee.
 
Our Lady of the Valley's Safeguard the Children Committee is committed im implementing the Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. If you work or volunteer in the Parish or in the School, you are required to be Virtus trained and fingerprinted. In the school, parents are requested to take Virtus training if they want to do yard duty as their service hours.
 
Our committee's goal is to create a safe environment for the children and young people in the church and in the school. We are formed as part of an Archdiocesan-wide effort to assist in preventing sexual abuse of children in parish school settings and at parish sponsored events. With God's love and guidance, we shall help to protect the children from any kind of abuse.
 
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE  
It is very important that everyone should report suspected child abuse.
If ever one come across a suspected abuse, he or she must make a report to the appropriate child protection or law enforcement agency or call the Los Angeles County Child Protection Hotline at (800) 540-4000 or call Victims Assistance Ministry at (800) 355-2545 for assistance to make a report. In an emergency call 911.
 
For more information, please visit the Archdiocese website at www.la-archdiocese.com

 
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