Religious Education

Our Mission

The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education is an important part of the St. Dunstan Parish Community. We are dedicated to providing our students with a desire to share in the adventure of faith, learning, liturgy, and life. Our programs provide faith formation for children to grow in love, knowledge, appreciation and desire to become active members of the Catholic Church. We are committed to helping parents encourage and to provide their children with a solid spiritual foundation of their Roman Catholic faith.

Overview of The Program

The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education welcomes all children and youth, who are baptized Catholic and those wishing to be baptized in the Catholic faith, to enroll and participate in our Religious Education Program. Enrollment priority is given to those families who are registered in our Parish. If your family is not registered with our Parish, please fill out our parish registration form.

Important News & Updates

Faith Formation Registration Forms for the upcoming 2019-2010 school year will be available online in late July. Email reminders will be sent to those previously enrolled in our program.

We will also be having two “registration” Sundays (July 28 and August 18) where staff from the Religious Education Office will be outside church after the 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Masses to answer your faith formation questions, provide you with Faith Formation Registration Packages and collect completed Registration Packages.

Family Mass

The liturgy is our celebration of faith: a chance to gather as one Catholic family as we give thanks to God. We at St. Dunstan Parish have a monthly Family Mass. All families are invited to attend and are most welcomed. This mass is intended for families with all ages of children from toddlers to high school students. The youth of St. Dunstan participate in all ministries in this liturgy (lectors, altar servers, musicians, choir, ushers and Eucharistic Ministers.)

The Family Mass is scheduled on the first Sunday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 5:00pm.

Registration

Welcome and thank you for enrolling your child (or children) in our Faith Formation Program.  Materials to register for the upcoming 2019-2020 St. Dunstan Religious Education are attached.  Our program is open to all students who have been baptized in the Catholic faith or are in the process of Catholic Faith Formation.  In order to process your child's registration, we must have the following forms completed and we strongly suggest that you read the registration letter for important information.  If you have any questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office:  stdunstanccd@att.net,  (650) 697-7451.

Schedule of Classes

Religious Education classes for students in Grades 1-6 are held on Tuesday's from 3:45pm - 5:00pm. Students meet in the St. Dunstan School Classrooms.

Religious Education for students in Confirmation I & II are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Students meet in the St. Dunstan School Classrooms.

Change of Address/Phone

Please notify the Religious Education Office of any change of address or telephone number (work, home or cell) immediately so that we can update emergency contact information. This is necessary in the event of an emergency and we need to contact you or your designated contact.

Baptismal Information

We need to have a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate on file. Please enclose a photocopy, we cannot be responsible for originals sent to our office. These copies are kept on permanent file in the Faith Formation Office for use as the student progresses through the Sacrament programs. If your child was baptized at St. Dunstan Church, please call the Rectory 650-697-4730 to obtain a copy.

Sacrament Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two-year program. Children must attend and successfully complete 1st grade (Level 1) Religious Education classes in order to be eligible for 2nd Grade (Level 2). First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation involve classroom instruction, parent meetings, retreat, prayer celebrations and attendance at mass. The involvement of the parents in their child's preparation for these sacraments is vital. The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated during the spring of 2nd Grade (Level 2).

Confirmation

Our Confirmation Program is a two-year program for students in Junior High (Grades 7th & 8th). Confirmation I (for first year confirmation students) is designed to explore our catholic faith and beginning preparation for Confirmation. Confirmation II (for second year confirmation students) is designed to finalize the preparation for Confirmation through commitment, service and attendance at a retreat. Students must successfully complete Confirmation I in order to be eligible for Confirmation II. The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated during the spring of Confirmation II.

Special Sacrament Program for Older Students (Grades 3 and up)

Students in Grades 3 and up who still need to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and/or Reconciliation, will be admitted into our Special Sacrament Program which is a two year program. Students will attend Faith Formation classes and special classes to prepare them to receive these Sacraments over the course of the two year program. Please call the Director for further information.

Note: All students who are enrolling from another Religious Education Program or parochial school will be required to provide a letter from the Director/Coordinator of the Program or report card indicating that student successfully completed the course requirements for the grade level before being eligible to enroll at the St. Dunstan School of Religion.

Confirmation II News and Updates

Confirmation I News and Updates

The following forms are available for downloading:

 

Confirmation I Mass Assignments:

 

First Communion/Reconciliation News

The following forms are available for downloading:

**Detailed information will be provided to all families enrolled in our First Holy Communion Program throughout the calendar year.**