The Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s School of Religion Program is to assist parents in their role as the first teachers of the faith, and fulfill the Baptismal commitment to give their children a love of Our Lord and a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
- Matthew 28:19
Our Lady of Guadalupe School of Religion provides Catechetical classes for students in first through high school who are not attending Catholic schools. Classes for students are held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Two years of faith formation classes are required to be eligible to receive the gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Sacrament of First Communion.
Confirmation through School of Religion is a two-year program. Youth seventh grade through high school, who are faithful in attending weekly classes and after completing the two-year course of studies, are eligible to be candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of their second year.
Volunteers to assist with the program as catechists, catechist aides, or other support personnel are always needed.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” ~Matthew 9:14.
All children are a gift from God, and are welcome in School of Religion. To ensure the success and faith formation of your child, please notify the Director of any physical, emotional or learning needs your child may have. Parents are welcome to attend class with their child and guide them in their faith formation. Parents of students with special needs who choose to homeschool should contact the School of Religion Director for program information.
The School of Religion provides for:
- Religious formation for students in public schools and private non-Catholic schools
- Sacramental preparation for youth of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish attending Catholic Schools
- The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for adults (18 and older) desiring further formation in
the Catholic Faith
School of Religion Handbook - Click here to view.
Director of Religious Education: Mrs. Andrea Valdez. Please contact Andrea at email@example.com
The Religious Education office is located in the Holy Family School Building (west campus), 210 NE Branner, Topeka, KS