Religious Education Program
(updated June 1, 2021)

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We are always looking for catechists (step by step guidance provided) please contact PattyM@seschurch.org if you would like to learn more. 

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 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.

GRADES K–5 

This is the program that most of you are used to.  For this model we will use Loyola Press’ new 2021 version of Finding God texts and Venture flyers.

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.

SPECIAL AND SEASONAL PROGRAMS

 

Vacation Bible School
VBS offers a unique experience for children and teen leadership. Held end of June from 9 am – 11:45 am. 

Children’s Christmas Pageant and Party

 On a Sunday afternoon before Christmas, children perform a pageant that recreates the Christmas scene. Our Children’s chior accompanies them in song. A special party follows immediately sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Children’s Station of the Cross

On selected Friday afternoons during Lent, children participate in the Stations of the Cross at church before Lenten Fish Friday.

May Crowning and End of the school year Party

A tradition at SES! The last week of classes we celebrate with our annual May Crowning and party for the children.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

During the 9:30 am Sunday Mass, the children are led to the Adoration Chapel at the back of the church. They listen to Bible readings at their age level and learn to participate in this important part of the Mass. Open to children ages 5-10 years old. Most Sundays during the year.

If your child has not been baptized, please refer to RCIA for Children.

For more information, call Religious Education Office
Patty Mann, Director of Catechetical Ministry, PhD
760.607.5014
PattyM@seschurch.org

The Religious Education office is located at the one story Conference Center.

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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