Religious Education for Children & Teens

"the family, like the Church, ought to be a place where the Gospel is transmitted and from which the Gospel radiates"

Pope Paul VI

Parents are the first evangelists, main catechists, and spiritual guides to their children. OLMC Religious Education is here to accompany and guide you to share  your faith into the lives of your children, and together as a family deepen your relationship with God through prayer and action.

Sacramental Preparation is a 2-year program for children (2nd-5th grade) who want to complete the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist) to be a full member of the Catholic Church. It consists of weekly catechesis for the child and parents.

Students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the first year of catechesis, and they will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion at the end of the second year of catechesis. Their readiness to receive the Sacraments will be determined by the parents and those who accompany the child in the process.

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

Thank you for your interest in Religious Education at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church currently the 2023-2024 registration has closed for the year. Please email for any inquiries or questions.


  • Registered parishioner
  • Fulfill Sunday Mass & other Holy days of obligation
  • Consistent attendance at formation sessions (children, parent & sponsor).
  • Participation in Retreat & other RE activities

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

Payment Options: Check (payable to OLMC), Cash, or Credit/Debit