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Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Religious Education Classes

2019 Religious Ed registration (download and print image)


Miranda Cervantes (308) 632-2845 ext. 3

You may either call or text us! 

To Register online: download the image below, print it and bring it to the office with payment. 

Other options: 

  • After Masses, September 21-22
  • In the Office during office hours
  • Hard copies available in the church entryway

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Confirmation will be on Saturday April 25th, 2020 at the 5:00 pm mass. 
  • Parent meeting for Confirmation On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 
  • Mandatory Confirmation Retreat will be held on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm @YMCA Riverside. More details later.
  • First Communion will be on May 2nd and May 3rd, 2020 at any Mass those days. 
  • Parent meeting for first Communion will be March 29th, 2020
  • Mandatory retreat will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm with lunch and first confessions following. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. 

Baptism Policy

Children in classes should already be baptized.  If a child is not yet baptized, contact us immediately.  Children under 14 can be baptized anytime according to parish policy.  The baptism should be completed before Christmas.  For children age 14 and older, please contact Father ASAP to begin the process.  If a child is not baptized by Christmas they will not be allowed to return for classes after Christmas break, unless other arrangements have been made.  

Attendance Polices and Requirements

Mass Attendance- All children are expected to attend Mass with their parents and family.  Throughout the year special liturgies may be scheduled which all children and youth in the Religious Education Program are requested to attend.

Class Attendance- We want the children involved in our Religious Education Program to have a successful and positive experience to help them benefit the fullest from attending the classes here at Christ the King. All Religious Education children/youth grades P-5 are required to attend weekly sessions, missing no more than 5 sessions. All Religious Education children/youth grades 5-10 are required to attend weekly sessions, missing no more than 3 sessions. Those who miss more than the allowed number of sessions will be asked to attend Totus Tuus for one week during the summer months.  Those participating in the Confirmation program (Grades 11 ) are allowed one (1) absence.

When a student is not present in the classroom a parent will be called.

Bad Weather Policy

The policy at Our Lady of Guadalupe is if the school districts cancel or close early, class that day will be canceled. Our main means of getting cancellation information out will be Zip Whip. If we have your email address an email may be sent to inform you of any cancellations to the program as well.

Behavior/Discipline Policy and Procedure

The purpose of discipline in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Religious Education Program is the training and strengthening of the child’s character in accordance with Christian principles, and the promotion of order within the learning environment.  All disciplinary action is administered only as a deterrent from non-Christian behavior and to provide an atmosphere where learning and religious virtue may prevail.

In order to function properly, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Religious Education program must provide equal learning opportunity for all students. Any conduct from any student that causes disruption in or an interference with the learning process or atmosphere within the religious education program is prohibited. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.

Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Disrespect to catechists, assistants, and/or other students whether verbal or by gesture.
  • Cell Phone use is prohibited during religious ed/youth group sessions as the use of such for phone calls or text messaging detracts from a Christian learning environment. A phone is available in the Parish Office for use in an emergency.
  • Unnecessary talking or making inappropriate noises.
  • Any behavior or attitude which detracts from a Christian learning environment or indicates that the student does not wish to be in the program.

If a student continues his/her disruptive behavior or attitude after the catechists have asked the student to stop the distractions or interruptions, the student will be asked to leave the classroom and report to the Religious Education Director or Priest for a short period of time. At their discretion, it may be necessary to call a parent.

The second time a student is excused from the classroom for disciplinary reasons, the student will report to the DRE or Priest and the parent(s)/guardian will be notified immediately of their child’s behavior.  The child will remain with the DRE or Priest until the end of class or until the parents come to pick up their child. 

The third time a student is required to leave the classroom because of inappropriate behavior, the student reports to the DRE or Priest and the parents/guardians are called; the student remains with the DRE or Priest. At the close of class the catechists, student, parents and DRE will meet to discuss possible solution or consequences.  The following week the student must be accompanied by a parent to return to class.  This will continue until the child has changed his/her behavior.