Faith Formation K-8



Fr. Minh Do and the catechists at Church of the Nativity wish you a warm welcome to our Faith Formation program. We hope that you find all the information you need here and, if not, please do not hesitate to call or email us!


Children's Faith Formation

The Church of the Nativity invites all children and youth, baptized or not, to participate in the catechetical program. Faith Formation is designed for children in grades K-8 who are not currently attending a Catholic school.



The goals of Nativity’s Faith Formation are:

  • Ongoing conversion to Jesus Christ
  • Full participation in the life of the Catholic Church
  • To foster community among the students, their families and the Parish community


Program Overview & Calendar

Faith Formation for the 2020-2021 school year will be a hybrid model. We will offer online classes through My Catholic Faith Delivered and monthly Faith Formation in-person classes. These classes will be activity based and intended to compliment the online learning. Because students have already done the reading and taken their test online, classes with the catechists can be hands-on, project based activities that are fun and engaging for the child - no textbooks or worksheets!

NOTE: We are still working out what our monthly in-person classes will look like. Given the recent mandate by Governor Newsom, we are working with the diocese to determine how we can best facilitate Faith Formation classes for the fall. Please stay tuned for more details. 


First Communion and First Reconciliation

In union with the Diocese of San Diego, there is a two year process to prepare students for First Holy Communion, which begins in First Grade and completes in Second Grade. We also have an option for those who wish to begin their First Holy Communion journey post first/second grade.

To register for our program, please email the Faith Formation Coordinator Amanda Telles, at [email protected]


Home Based Catechesis/ Home Schooling

If attending Faith Formation at Nativity is not possible due to an extenuating circumstance, we are happy to help provide curriculum and a guide for parents to instruct their children at home. Please contact the Faith Formation Coordinator for more details, [email protected]. Click HERE to see the diocese website and rationale for partnering with the Church to educate your children in the faith.


Registration Payment Information

Tuition is $130 for one child for the entire year. There is a 20% discount off tuition for each additional sibling. 

Tuition for children receiving First Communion is $225, which covers additional materials and photography for the First Communion Mass.

Tuition helps cover the cost of books, supplies, activities, and related expenses. All materials needed for the classes are provided. Full payment is necessary for enrollment. However, no child will be turned away for financial reasons. Parents willing to volunteer in the classroom are eligible for discounted tuition. Please contact the Faith Formation Coordinator to inquire about pricing.

To register for our program, please email the Faith Formation Coordinator Amanda Telles, at [email protected]