*Please note that all students registered in OLMC FF must have their baptism certificate on file.  If you are new to our program, your child will not be officially registered until we have their baptism certificate on file.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Preschool & Kindergarten)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious formation that is rooted in scripture, the liturgy of the Church, and Montessori principles.  CGS is a new curriculum to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, but has been used in parishes around the world for over 50 years.  We have been working hard for over a year to bring this program to OLMC, and are pleased to now be able to offer Level 1 for the youngest members (3-5 years old) of our community.

Location: Atrium (B2). Sessions: Children attend only one session time: Sunday 9:30am-11:00am/ Monday 3:30pm-5:00pm/ or Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am.




Elementary Faith Formation Grades 1-5


Our Elementary Faith Formation is designed to aid in cultivating and fostering the Catholic faith in children ages 1st through 5th grades. Children meet once a week in a classroom setting where they are instructed in the beliefs and practices of their Catholic faith using the Faith and Life Series curriculum. Our goal is to give each child an opportunity to personally encounter Jesus Christ through the awe and wonderment before the Living God and his Word.

For Students with Special Needs

Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish offers a supplemental faith formation class for children ages 5 years old to High school with any learning and/or developmental disabilities that would benefit from a class taught with their needs in mind.  These classes are taught by an ABA therapist, Nicole Alvarez, who specializes in working with children with autism and their families. Nicole has worked with children with various disabilities in a variety of settings and looks forward to bringing God’s Word to the little ones of OLMC.  The class will meet most first Sunday of the month from 11:30AM-12:30PM (during Mass) in Classroom B3.  Please see our Policy booklet for specific calendar dates as some months dates may vary.

Note: There is a $50 fee for students preparing to receive sacraments; for all other students there are no fees to enroll in this class.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word presents the Sunday readings during the Mass to children ages 5-8 years old.

Masses:        Sunday          9:45am & 11:30am

Child Care/Babysitting

Child care is offered for children ages 18 months to 4 years old during the 9:45am Sunday Mass.  It is located on the north side of the Fr. Frank Fawcett Hall in the small conference room. There are no fees or registration necessary prior to attendance.

There are no fees or registration necessary prior to attendance.

For Further information please contact: Jenna Jackson (858) 484-1070 Ext. 325 or             jenna@olmc-sandiego.org