Religious Education for Children & Teens

Our young parishioners are an integral part of Faith Formation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. To teach our children about Our Faith and offer Sacramental Preparation follows the teaching of Our Lord and Savior. Through this ministry, our children are taught to know, love and serve God.

Children and teens are required to attend at least two years of Religious Education Classes before receiving the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation which they can receive on third grade or older.

Children from 1st grade to 6th grade meet on Sunday 10:15-11:30am at OLMC School, as youth from 7th grade - 12th grade meet on Tuesday from 7:00-8:30pm at Youth Annex. RE programs run every year from the end of August until end of May.

Sacramental Preparation

Our sacramental preparation program consists of weekly catechesis for the child and parent on Sunday and for the youth on Tuesday.

Year A: Preparation for Sacrament of Reconciliation

The first year, the child will learn about Salvation History, draw closer to Christ in the Eucharist through monthly adoration, and prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. At the end of the year, they will partake in the Penitential Service.

Year B: Preparation for Sacrament of First Eucharist and Confirmation

The second year, the child will prepare for their Confirmation and First Eucharist. They will learn about the Saints, choose one as a patron, and work on a project relating to their chosen saint. They will also learn about the many Eucharistic Miracles throughout the world and will choose one to present.

To learn about the policy and guidelines in the Diocese of Phoenix for sacramental preparation, please visit the following link: The Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation


  • Attend Sunday Mass at least weekly and on Holy Days of Obligation
  • The family must be a registered member of Our Lady of the Mount Carmel
  • Regular attendance is required. If a student goes over 3 absences they must meet with Sr. Po-Yee.

Program Fees

Registration fees partially cover the cost of curriculum materials (leader guides, student textbook, parent's leaflets, etc...), arts and crafts supplies, and office supplies.

  • First child class fees: $60.00
  • Additional child fees: $40.00 per child
  • Sacramental preparation fees: $40.00 per child

No cost for child(ren) who are enrolled in OLMC’s Stewardship Family

Payment Options: Check (payable to OLMC), Cash, or Credit/Debit through this link.

Early Registration

Register early for the 2022-2023 school year