Registration 2018/19


Welcome to Saint Martha Formation

Registration is now open for all 2018-2019 Formation Programs.  Click on one of the tabs below for more information on specific programs.  NOTE:  Some of our programs have changed!  Before proceeding to the form at the bottom of the page, carefully READ  the descriptions of the program(s) you are registering for.

Learn about our programs

Children's Liturgy of the Word (K-3rd Grade)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (formerly known as “Little Church”) is for all Kindergarten through Third graders and they are invited to worship in our Liturgy of the Word program each Sunday during the 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm (Spanish) Masses.  Liturgy of the Word provides your child with a fun environment to worship through song/story, listen to the Gospel, and learn about God’s love through a child-friendly sermon.

Children are checked into Liturgy of the Word with a parent before Mass begins and then they’re seated with their family.  Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins, the children are called forward and the Priest welcomes them, prays over them and sends them out to their program in the Family Life Center (just across the courtyard from the Church).  The children return to the Mass during the offertory.

Be sure to ask your little ones about what they learned at the Children’s Liturgy of the Word!

Every child is welcome at Children’s Liturgy of the Word, but we do ask that every child be registered in the program, due to VIRTUS Requirements.

All children are welcome to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and we will never turn away a family, but in order to support the work of our ministry we are asking families to make a suggested donation of $25.  This helps cover the cost of our materials and ensures we can provide the best program possible.


First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation (2nd - 12th Grade)

 

In order to begin the preparation process for First Reconciliation and First Communion, a child must be:

  • At least 7 years old
  • In Second Grade
  • Must be Baptized in the Roman Catholic Church

Our Faith Formation/Sacramental Preparation program lasts two years.  The student will receive their First Reconciliation after the first year of preparation and their First Communion at the end of the second year. This program is designed as a faith journey for students and their parents to take together and is held on the third Monday or Tuesday of the month for Reconciliation Prep. and on the first Monday or Tuesday of the month for First Communion Prep.   For more information on this program you can contact the Faith Formation Office.

It is never too late for your child to receive the Sacraments!

All children enrolled in the First Reconciliation & First Communion Prep program should:

  • Worship on a regular basis by attending Mass EVERY Sunday as a family
  • Attend the monthly workshop with Parent or Legal Guardian
  • Complete the required workbook and other materials sent home
  • ALL students are automatically enrolled and are required to participate in their grade level ministry including: Children’s Liturgy of the Word, The45, Edge, and Life Teen! No additional registration/fee required.

The Sacramental Prep. program is a two year enrollment.  Payment options include a one time payment of $180 or 20 monthly payments of $9.  For more information on payments, please contact Jo Lippman at jlippman.stmartha@gmail.com.


The45 (4th-5th grade)

The45 is our faith formation program for all 4th and 5th grade students. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

The45 provides a supportive environment where kids can have fun with their peers while they are learning about God, developing good habits for life, and growing in their relationship with Christ.  Our program includes a presentation of Bible stories, solid Catholic teaching, inspiring learning activities and conversations, music and a message that is designed to reinforce faith based habits and lead students into deeper relationships with Christ.

Students are led by a trained team of enthusiastic adults and teens.  If you feel called to serve and would like more information on how to become part of The45 core team, please contact Vinny Kyamko-Yap at vinny.stmartha@gmail.com

The45 is a one-year enrollment of $30.

Register by completing the form below.


EDGE (Middle School Ministry)

EDGE is our formation ministry for 6th‐8th grade students and meets most Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm.  Each week, the middle school teens will hear a message specifically designed for them, they will worship, play games and take part in small groups.  We believe that students who grow in faith in relationship with other believers become healthy, faithful adults, so our small groups are led by loving adults who will challenge the teens to go deeper into the scripture and teachings of the Church.  For more information on volunteering and becoming part of the core team, please contact Vinny Kyamko-Yap at vinny.stmartha@gmail.com

EDGE is a one year enrollment. Payment options include a one time payment of $50


Life Teen (High School Ministry)

Life Teen is our High School Ministry and there are a lot of ways your students can get involved.

Life Teen (Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm).  Each week at Life Teen students hear a dynamic message, have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in powerful times of worship, led by our student worship ministry, grow in community through games, small groups and a weekly meal.  Life Teen invites high school teens to move from being followers of the crowd to being leaders in faith.  All high school age teens are welcome.  Life Teen is led by a passionate group of adults called the CORE team.  For more information on volunteering to be a part of the CORE, contact Brandon Tait at brandon.stmartha@gmail.com


The Journey (High School Confirmation)

Journey is a three-year program typically starting in the Freshman year of high school and ending with confirmation in the spring of the junior year. The Journey program consists of five elements. They are detailed below.

Parent/Sponsor Participation:  Attendance at 21 events plus some online Field Guide participation

Candidates will be required to attend all Journey events with a parent or sponsor.  Parents and sponsors will also be required to participate in some of the assignments from the online Field Guide.

Journey Events

The Journey events are offered 12 months a year.  Candidates are required to attend 21 events over the course of three years (21 out of 30).  A parent or the sponsor must attend each event with the candidate.  Journey events typically take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm.  These 21 events must be completed prior to Confirmation in the Junior or Senior year.  Our events consist of national and national quality speakers and powerful experiences of prayer.  Parent or sponsor participation and attendance are required at every event.  In addition, students are invited to participate in our weekly Life Teen events on most Sunday evenings for small group interaction.

Service Ministry

Service:  Students must participate in a service project over the course of the formation process.

Retreat

Retreat: Forest Home Camp, The first weekend of December candidates must participate in at least one weekend retreat prior to Confirmation.  Youth Ministry offers a fall retreat each year open to all high school students.  Registration for the Journey does not include retreat fees.

Field Guides

Journey Field Guide One and Two:  Candidates will be asked to complete two guides online, consisting of four to six chapters designed to broaden the experience and practice of faith.  Assignments will vary between individual assignments and parent student sponsor assignments.  Assignments are designed to expose candidates to different practices of prayer, the teachings of the church, scripture, and lives of the Saints, etc.  Students will require a Catholic Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church to complete these assignments.

Journey is a three-year enrollment.  Payment options include a one time fee of $360 or 30 monthly payments of $12.


RCIA for Children (2nd-12th Grade)

What if my child has not been baptized, received First Communion, or is behind? Good News!  It’s never too late to receive the sacraments.  Your family’s faith journey may have started a little later, or even veered off course for a while, but now you’re ready to bring your children to receive Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation and we are excited to help you!

RCIA for Children is for children who are in the 2nd-12th grade and have never been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church.  Students who are requiring these Sacraments will receive two-years of formation preparing them to receive the Sacrament of Baptism/Profession of Faith, along with First Reconciliation (Confession), First Communion, and Confirmation.

For children ages 0-6 years who have not been baptized, please contact Angeles Lopez at angeles.stmartha@gmail.com 

 

In order to begin the preparation process for RCIA for Children, a child must be:

  • At least 7 years old
  • In Second Grade
  • Not baptized in the Roman Catholic Church

All students enrolled in RCIA for Children should:

  • Worship on a regular basis by attending Mass weekly as a family
  • Attend classes twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays
  • Complete the required Sacramental Preparation Materials sent home
  • ALL students are automatically enrolled and are required to participate in their grade level ministry including: Children’s Liturgy of the Word, The45, Edge, and Life Teen! No additional registration/fee required.

This Sacramental Preparation program is designed as a faith journey for students and their parents to take together.  For more information on this program, please contact Genevieve Day at reinfo.stmartha@gmail.com

Welcome to Saint Martha Faith Formation, and thank you for choosing to give your children the incredible gift of a relationship with Christ in and through the Sacraments!

Sacramental Preparation for older students is a two-year enrollment. Payment options include a one time payment of $180 or 20 monthly payments of $9.


Garden of Flowers - Sacramental Preparation for those with Special Needs

Garden of Flowers 

Sacramental Preparation for children and adults with any special needs.  Any age, any disability is welcome! This Preparation Program is especially adapted for every person’s needs and requirements, in order for every person to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Confirmation.

The Garden of Flowers Classes are on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 5:00 pm.

For additional questions & needs, please contact Ms. Angeles Lopez, angeles.stmartha@gmail.com or 951.698.8180 x219.


Adult Sacramental Preparation - First Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation

Adult Sacramental Preparation

This program is for any adults, 18+, who wish to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.

This program is “customizable” according to the Sacraments needed and the study ability



Our Registrations for the 2018/2019 year are now closed.  Please check back with us over the summer for the 2019/2020 year!