Family Catechesis Programs: K-12 Religious Education

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Life Teen logoTwo FAMILY MASSES every weekend, beginning September 9, 2018 - The liturgical ministries, such as altar serving, ushering, reading, and singing are done primarily by the youth and teens at our two Family Masses.

  • The 11 A.M. FAMILY MASS at Our Lady of Lourdes has our K-8 catechesis programs following the Mass until 2 p.m. with lunch provided in the Hall.
  • The 4 P.M. FAMILY MASS at Vistancia Elementary School has our Life Teen youth group following the Mass until 7:30 p.m. with dinner provided.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018/19 is now available.  Please contact Will Wright or download the three documents on the sidebar of this page (Registration Form, Forms Supplemental, and Payment Agreement).  All three should be turned in to Will at the same time.  Contact Will to be placed on the email list. Registration is ongoing.

Feel free to call or send an email to Will Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 623-344-7288 for more info.

The current schedule is also on the sidebar of this page for both time slots.

Learning to Love is our K-5 Catechesis program.  It takes place on Sundays after the 11 a.m. Family Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes and runs until 2 p.m.  This is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up for your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew! It is called Learning to Love because we will teach your child to Know God, Love God, and Serve Him!  Learning to Love like Jesus is a lifelong process!  Lunch is included.

PARENT GROUP - I invite you to join us on Sundays while your child is in Learning to Love or EDGE for our parent group!  This is a great chance for prayer, fellowship, catechesis, and support between parents.  We are here as one family in Christ! We have also added a Parent Group this year on Sunday evenings, during Life Teen.

EDGE is our Middle School Youth Group and it will run at the same time as Learning to Love.  Lunch is included.

Our Life Teen Youth Group program is available for our high schoolers; this group will meet on Sundays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Vistancia Elementary following the new outreach Mass.  Dinner is included.

Please contact Will Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Thanks and God bless! See you soon!



Learning to Love- K-8th Religious Education

"Learning to Love" is a class-based religious education for Kindergarten through eighth grade.  We will be using the Faith and Life Series by Ignatius Press combined with the efforts of wonderful volunteer catechists.  The goal of the program is to introduce and strengthen the invitation to the Christian life.  By presenting an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ, through the Church, the Sacraments, the teachings of Christ, and a relationship with Him, we aim to begin a lifelong journey of Faith.  

EDGE Middle School Youth Group (6th - 8th)

EDGE provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.  It is part of the international Life Teen Youth Ministry movement.

Life Teen 9th-12th Youth Group

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Sacrament Preparation- Baptism, Confirmation, First Holy Communion

We also have a one-year Sacrament Preparation program for Baptism as well as for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  Confirmation takes place normally in 3rd grade here in the Diocese of Phoenix, but we will guide any child who is older than 3rd grade.

For Baptism of Infants and Children (below the age of 7), please click the link on the sidebar entitled "Infant and Children Baptism"


Registration and Payment Information:

$75 for 1 child

$100 for 2 children

$125 for 3 or more children

Please note the following requirements for registration:

  • A copy of the baptismal certificate must be turned into the church office for all first-time students.
  • For children/teens needing baptism - a copy of the birth certificate is required.

All fees are due at the time of registration.  If you are having financial difficulties, we will work with you on a payment plan.  No child or teen will be turned away due to financial difficulties. Cash and checks will also be accepted in either Church office.  Checks can be made payable to Our Lady of Lourdes.

If you have any questions regarding the Catechesis classes or youth groups, please contact Will Wright, 623-344-7288 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Will Wright, Director of Catechesis & Evangelization