Faith Formation

Faith Formation Programs

The Faith Formation Programs at Saint Mariana de Paredes Parish are committed to helping participants grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ as we pray, serve, learn, and belong together. Our programs aim to deepen Christian faith and identity through the sacraments, instruction, and formation of conscience, fostering spiritual growth in the Catholic Faith.

Once you have registered for our programs, you will receive specific program calendars and information. Our sessions for the 2023-2024 season will commence in late September. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you and your children. Please use the QR code or the link below to register today!

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Please have the following documents and information ready when you register:


  1. Baptism certificate
  2. Registration tuition of $150/deposit of $75 is required.


  1. Baptism certificate
  2. First Communion certificate
  3. Registration tuition of $150/deposit of $75 is required.
  4. Note: Additional retreat fees may be required for Year 2.


  1. Baptism certificate
  2. First Communion certificate
  3. Registration tuition of $150 must be paid in full
  4. If married, marriage certificate
  5. If the candidate also needs First Eucharist, the tuition amount is $200.00 and must be paid in full.


  1. Birth certificate
  2. Registration tuition of $150/deposit of $75 is required.


  1. Birth certificate
  2. Registration tuition of $150/deposit of $75 is required.
  3. If married, marriage certificate.

For Children/Teens:

The St. Mariana Faith Formation Ministry is dedicated to equipping youth aged 7-13 and high school teens aged 14-17 to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. We offer classes for all youth seeking to make their First Communion and for teens desiring to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our RCIA program for youth is designed for children who have not been baptized and wish to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church.

We also aim to support parents in the spiritual development of their children, enabling all of our Parish families to:

  • Grow in their relationship with God.
  • Live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world.
  • Develop an understanding of the Bible and their faith traditions.
  • Deepen their spiritual life and practices.
  • Engage in service and mission to the world.
  • Participate in the life and ministries of our faith community.


For Adults:

The Office of Adult Formation is here to assist adult members of Saint Mariana de Paredes Parish as they embark on their faith journey. We provide opportunities for sacramental preparation, spiritual growth, access to informational and educational resources, training, and networking opportunities with fellow adults engaged in religious education. Our office’s mission is to empower adults within the parish to:

  • Receive Full Initiation into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
  • Complete the Sacraments of the Catholic Church (Eucharist & Confirmation).
  • Understand clearly what it means to be an adult Catholic.
  • Become fully active members of our faith community.
  • Center their lives in the proclamation of the Gospel.
  • Celebrate liturgies meaningfully.
  • Witness to their beliefs through acts of charity and service.

Contact Information:

For any inquiries or to begin your faith journey, please reach out to our dedicated team:

Office Phone Number: 562-949-8240 Ext 28


We look forward to supporting your spiritual growth and walking alongside you on your faith journey.

Program Contacts

Moisés R. Vargas, M.S.
Director of Adult Faith Formation & RCIA

Phone: 626-252-4066

Luis Jaime Perez
Director of High School Confirmation & Youth Ministry

Phone: 562-368-3844

Saint Mariana de Paredes Parish

Updated: 7/1/24

2024-2025 Calendar

Meeting Times

Classes: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Parish Hall

Bible Studies: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Youth Room

Contact Info:

Year 1 Class Schedule (Thursdays)

September 26: Class #1

October 10: Class #2

October 24: Class #3

November 7: Class #4

November 21: Class #5

December 5: Class #6

January 9: Class #7

January 23: Class #8

February 13: Class #9

February 27: Class #10

March 13: Class #11

April 10: Class #12

Year 2 Class Schedule (Tuesdays)

September 24: Class #1

October 8: Class #2

October 22: Class #3

November 5: Class #4

November 19: Class #5

December 3: Class #6

January 7: Class #7

January 21: Class #8

February 11: Class #9

February 25: Class #10

March 11: Class #11

April 8: Class #12

Bible Studies Schedule (Select Tuesdays)

October 1

October 15

November 12

December 10

January 14

January 28

February 18

March 18

April 1

Mandatory 12 PM Family Mass

September 6

October 6

November 3

December 1

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

Special Events

November 16: Day Retreat

February 7-9: Retreat

March 18: All Forms, Hours, and Requirements due

Confirmation Rehearsal and Ceremony – TBD