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

If you are interested in obtaining Registration information in the St. Dunstan Parish Faith Formation Program, please email or call the Director at:  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.

  • Faith Formation Class Schedule Grades 1-6
  • Confirmation I Class Schedule
  • Confirmation II Class Schedule

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.

Faith Formation Program Policy and Student Guidelines

  • St. Dunstan Program Policy and Guidelines
  • St. Dunstan Student Guidelines
  • Religious Education Handbook

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

View the Confirmation Class Mass Schedule. All students are required to attend these class masses with a parent or adult:

The following forms are available for downloading:

  • Service Hours Form
  • Registration for Confirmation Form
  • Confirmation Sponsor Form
  • Confirmation Sponsor Pledge of Commitment Form
  • Confirmation Name Form
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Important Dates to Remember

Confirmation I News and Updates

The following forms are available for downloading:

  • Confirmation I - Pledge of Commitment
  • Confirmation I - Service Hours Form
  • Confirmation I - Service Hours Guidelines
  • Service Project Reflection
  • Volunteer Opportunities

 

Confirmation I Mass Assignments:

  • October 2018 Mass Assignments
  • November 2018 Mass Assignments
  • December 2018 Mass Assignments
  • January 2019 Mass Assignments
  • February 2019 Mass Assignments
  • March 2019 Mass Assignments
  • April 2019 Mass Assignments

 

First Communion/Reconciliation News

The following forms are available for downloading:

  • First Holy Communion Application Form
  • First Holy Communion Pledge of Commitment

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