Our Lady Queen of Heaven Roman Catholic Church

Children and Teens Religious Education


Registration

Returning students must register every year!!

Registration for 2018-2019 will be accepted from July 16 thru August 23, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Use the links below to download the Registration Form. 


English Registration Form

Spanish Registration Form


The Religious Education program receives children and young people from pre-kindergarten through high school who wish to receive faith formation and preparation for the sacraments baptism, communion and confirmation. Children gather weekly to foster a living faith in the Lord through study and application of God’s word to their lives. 

 

Sacramental preparation (Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation) requires two years of continuous Religion Education, as well as weekly attendance to the Sunday Liturgy (Mass). ALL students must register EVERY year, even if registered last year.

 

Requirements:

1.  Complete a registration form with both parents/legal guardian signatures.

2.  Both parents/legal guardian picture I.D.

3.  Child must be at least 4 years old by June 30th.

a.  For First Communion preparation the child must be at least 7 years old by April 30th.

b.  For Confirmation preparation the child must be at least 12 years old by March 30th.

4.  Original Baptism Certificate.  If child has NOT been baptized, bring the original birth certificate.

5.  $125 general registration or $150 second year of sacramental preparation


Additional costs:

$20.00 books and supplies
$25.00 for registrations after August 23rd


REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE.


Children will be registered on a first come – first serve basis depending upon space available. 


NOTE: Registration in Religious Education does not register the family with Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church. If you would like to become a parishioner, please stop by the parish office.


The reception of a sacrament is an important step in the process of Christian initiation, which begins at Baptism. A sacrament is a physical way of receiving God's grace. This is why careful study and preparation are important. It is part of our Catholic Church to celebrate the 7 sacraments. The sacraments were instituted and given to the Church by Christ. In the sacraments we meet Christ and He gives us sanctifying grace. (CCC# 1131)


Special Needs

Children with special needs bring wonderful God given gifts to our parish. We welcome and do our best to offer support to our special needs children and their parents. We also make every effort possible to provide the appropriate accommodations necessary for a special needs child. When possible the child is given one on one instruction within the classroom setting appropriate to the child’s grade level. 


You may also contact St. Jude Chapel for tailored classes for children with special needs.  Siblings of special needs students are welcome into the program.  This is a stress free environment.  Small classes.  St. Jude has over 30 years serving the deaf and disabled community.  Below is the contact information:

 

SCHOTT COMMUNITIES

6591 S. Flamingo Rd

Cooper City, FL 33330

954-434-3306 ext. 108

www.schottcommunities.org


Pre-K, K and 1st

Our Religious Education starts in Pre-K, K and 1st. Children in these grades will learn about God's love through Jesus teachings, basic prayers, living the faith and more. These sessions are held on Sundays. We begin with the 9:00 a.m. mass followed by formation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


Baptism of Children 7 years old and older - (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) adapted for children)

In order to follow the Catholic Church’s general guidelines regarding the established age of reason and to verify the intention to prepare and carry out the duties of Christianity, any child seven to eleven years old will be prepared for Baptism and First Communion. These sessions are held on Sundays. We begin with the 9:00 a.m. mass followed by instructions from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Children 12 years and older will be prepared for Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion. These sessions are held on Sundays. We begin with the 11:00 a.m. mass and then the sessions from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. After showing an appropriate degree of readiness the unbaptized child will receive the sacraments during the Easter Vigil Mass. To learn more about the RCIA, visit www.usccb.org.


First Reconciliation and First Communion

For children between the ages of 7 and 11, we offer two years of First Communion preparation. In order to register, your child must have received the Sacrament of Baptism. In order to register for the second year preparation, your child must have completed their first year preparation here or at any other Catholic Church. If your child completed the first year preparation at another parish, you will need to bring a letter from that parish stating that your child completed the first year preparation in order to register your child in our Religious Education. These sessions are held on Sundays. We begin with the 9:00 a.m. mass and then the session from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


After First Communion

Children that have already received their First Communion and are under the age of 12 may continue growing in their faith. Children in these groups are in 4th, 5th or 6th grade. These sessions are held on Sundays. We begin with the 11:00 a.m. mass and then the sessions from12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.


Confirmation

For children between the ages of 12 and 17 that have received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Communion, we offer two years of Confirmation preparation. In order to register for the second year preparation, your child must have completed their first year preparation here or at any other Catholic Church. If your child completed the first year preparation at another parish, you will need to bring a letter from that parish stating that your child completed the first year preparation in order to register your child in our Religious Education. These sessions are held on Sundays. We begin with the 11:00 a.m. mass and then the sessions from 12:00 p.m.to 1:15 p.m.


First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation - (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) adapted for children)

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 that have received the Sacrament of Baptism will be prepared to receive First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation through the RCIA. After showing an appropriate degree of readiness the child will receive First Reconciliation in the parish and sometime later First Communion and Confirmation at St. Mary Cathedral or our parish. To learn more about the RCIA, visit www.usccb.org. These sessions are held on Sundays. We begin with the 11:00 a.m. mass and then the sessions from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.