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Religious Programs (PreK-High School)
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  • Download K-5 Calendar
    We are always looking for catechists (step by step guidance provided)
    The Sunday 3 and 4 Year Old Class
    During the 9:30 am Mass, 3 and 4 year-olds meet in the children’s classroom and learn the most basic elements about our faith and are nurtured in their childlike spirituality...their Catholic faith.

    Grades K-5 FAMILY MODEL
    This is a wholistic model of sharing the faith for parents who seek to make concrete faith connections in every area of family life. There is a Zoom meeting for parents only on the first Sunday of the month from 8:30 am – 9:15 am. On the fourth Sunday of the month (usually it is the 4th) the whole family will meet at the church from 10:45 – 12 noon (if allowed). 
    GRADES K–5 HYBRID IN PERSON/ONLINE AS NEEDED
    This is the program that most of you are used to, the difference being that if we must go online for a time, you will be accompanied by a catechist who will meet with you on an online platform every other week during class time. For this model we will use Loyola Press’ new 2021 version of Finding God texts and Venture flyers.
    GRADES 1-5 FULLY ONLINE (no online for Kindergarten at this time)
    This is a fully home-based option with an online program called Catholic Faith Delivered It is dynamic and family friendly and we are able to track your progress. It will not be necessary for you to come in for assessments, but we will have two family sessions during the year (if allowed).
    Sacramental Preparation
    Students must spend two years in the religious education program and be in at least the second grade in order to be eligible to receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Parents attend 4 sessions for each sacrament with their children.
    Please contact Patty Mann at 760.607.5014 or PattyM@seschurch.org to learn more about this process.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL FULLY ONLINE
    This is a fully home-based option with an online program called Catholic Faith Delivered. It is dynamic and family friendly and we are able to track your progress. It will not be necessary for you to come in for assessments. Students will check in with the Youth Minister via ZOOM twice during the program year.
    MIDDLE SCHOOL HYBRID
    This model is based on the Edge curriculum we have used in previous years. Students will meet either in person or via ZOOM for small group discussions based on that sessions teaching topic. Our youth ministry team will record the teaching for each week and send it out on Monday. Students will be grouped into small groups and meet on either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday nights, every other week (alternating with High School). Our small group leaders will lead a lively discussion of the teaching and relevant scripture passages to help our students connect with and gain a deeper understanding of our faith.
    For more information contact Will at 760.607.5018 or WillM@seschurch.org
    Calendar of classes will be provided once we have all registrations in. Class size will determine scheduling.
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    (updated July 23, 2020)
    CONFIRMATION 1 & 2 FULLY ONLINE INDEPENDENT STUDY
    This is a fully home-based option with an online program called Catholic Faith Delivered. It is dynamic and family friendly and we are able to track your progress. It will not be necessary for you to come in for assessments. Students will check in with the Youth Minister via ZOOM twice during the program year.
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    CONFIRMATION 1 HYBRID SMALL GROUP MODEL
    This model is based on the LifeTeen Purpose Confirmation curriculum. Students will meet either in person or via ZOOM for small group discussions based on that sessions teaching topic. Our youth ministry team will record the teaching for each week and send it out on Monday. Students will be grouped into small groups and meet on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday evening every other week (alternating with Middle School). Our small group leaders will lead a lively discussion of the teaching and relevant scripture passages to help our students connect with and gain a deeper understanding of our faith.
    CONFIRMATION 2 HYBRID SMALL GROUP MODEL
    This model is based on the LifeTeen Purpose Confirmation curriculum. Students will meet either in person or via ZOOM for small group discussions based on that session’s teaching topic. Our youth ministry team will record the teaching for each week and send it out on Monday. Students will be grouped into small groups and meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday evening every other week (alternating with MiddleSchool). Our small group leaders along with the youth minister will lead a lively discussion of the teaching and relevant scripture passages to help our students connect with and gain a deeper understanding of our faith.
    Additional events will be added to the schedule as the year progresses. Our hope is to offer enough options that every student can build a program that not only fits their schedule but also their personal style.
    During our two year Confirmation preparation, our focus is to engage and empower the "first teachers" of the Faith - the parents - and engage the Confirmation candidates in a welcoming and community-minded way.
    We do the former by encouraging parents to complete the assigned Decision Point sessions (done at home) with their children, which fosters healthy, meaningful, deep and spiritual discussion within the family. We do the latter by creating welcoming environments, often facilitated by our high school leadership team, during each on campus session. We want all candidates to learn more about the Faith - sure! However, we want them to experience living in a community of Catholics, building authentic friendships, growing in faith together and experiencing Christ in each other.  That's what being Catholic is all about!
    For more information contact Will at 760.607.5018 or WillM@seschurch.org
    Calendar of classes will be provided once we have all registrations in. Class size will determine scheduling.

  • The RCIA is a process through which persons who wish to become fully initiated Catholics journey together towards full initiation and reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. This process is adapted for children and typically lasts for two years. The children are sent forth from Sunday Mass to study together and explore God’s Word as well as the teachings of the Church. The classes are interactive and fun. If you have a child seven or over who has not been baptized or was baptized in another Christian faith, please contact Patty Mann at 760.607.5014 or PattyM@seschurch.org to learn more about this process.
  • The RCIA is a process, not a program, through which teens and adults who wish to become fully initiated Catholics journey together towards full initiation and reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Non-baptized persons as well as persons who have been previously baptized in another Christian faith are invited to explore the process.
    There are four periods in the process which typically lasts for one year, sometimes longer. The first period is called Inquiry and as the name implies, it is a time to ask questions and to discern whether you truly seek initiation into the Church.
    We welcome you to join the inquiry and no commitments are required and it's free!
    Come find out what Catholicism is all about! Inquiry classes are available online or by appointment.
    Please contact Patty Mann at 760.607.5014 or PattyM@seschurch.org for more details.

About Safe Environment Training


Volunteers who will be working with the youth on a regular basis (teachers, chaperones/drivers, childcare) will need to apply for a background check online CmgConnect.org. Choose San Diego under the Find a Diocese dropdown list.
In 2005, the Diocese of San Diego established the Safe Environment program for our children's protection. The program has three components:
• a background check of all adults who have contact with children on a regular basis in church ministry,
• training for these adults in Diocesan policies and Child Protection Services, and
• ongoing training of children to protect themselves from compromising situations.

We have conducted background checks and training for every adult involved with religious education, Sunday programs (nursery and the preschool class during 9:30 am Mass), Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs), and child care for the Women’s Christian Fellowship.

The training of children to avoid compromising situations (in grades 1-8) focuses upon the
No-Go-Tell poster.

This poster was developed by the Diocese of San Diego. Notice the poster is general in tone and does not focus on any specifics. The training for the students is also general in tone and does not point to any specific topic or person. The training is done annually in mid-October.

A document with Diocesan policies and Child Protective Services details may be viewed here. We thank you for your full cooperation in promoting a Safe Environment for our children.

Reporting Sexual Abuse (Posted May 2020)
Sexual Abuse Compensation Program The Independent Victim Compensation Program (ICP), a program sponsored by the Diocese of San Diego to assist victim-survivors who were abused as minors by priests of this diocese, are accepting applications. The ICP is independent and not controlled by the Church. There is no time limit on when the abuse may have taken place. The program will consider all claims, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. No attorney is necessary and there are no fees of any kind. U.S. Residency is also not required. For more information or to report an incident please contact Mary Acosta, Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 858.490.8353 or misconduct@sdcatholic.org