Faith Formation

Program Overview

The St. Pius X School of Religion Program assists parents in providing quality catechism in our Catholic Faith. Children are placed according to their grade level. 


Certificate of Baptism. The child's baptismal certificate must be presented at the time of enrollment. If your child has not yet been baptized, please see the information under Baptism.

Transcripts. Students transferring from other catechetical programs should bring a transcript from that program.

We also have available First Communion / Reconciliation in Spanish and classes for Special Religious Education (SPRED) for children with developmental disabilities. 

For more information, you may contact the School of Religion at:

(619) 420-9193

Click Here to Enroll for the School of Religion in any grade level. 

Sunday Preschool

Closed until further notice.

Children Faith Formation (CFF): Grades 1-5

For the 2022-2023 school year, St. Pius X School of Religion is offering in person classes on Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm in English and Bilingual (English/Spanish) classes. We are continuing to offer online classes for those who wish. 

Enroll here.

Middle School Youth Ministry

The Middle School youth group and catechetical formation program will be in person ONLY. Middle school students meet Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm. 

Enroll here.

High School Youth Ministry

The High School youth group and catechetical formation program will be in person ONLY. High school students meet Sundays 6:00-8:00 p.m. While Confirmation 1 and 2 students are required to attend Youth Group, this program is open to all high school students, including non-Catholics.

Enroll here


The general norm in the Diocese of San Diego for minors to receive their first communion is two years of catechetical faith formation. 


  • Regular attendance of school of religion classes
  • Regular Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Mandatory parent meetings
  • Readiness of the child, as determined by staff and parents, is of prime importance.

For more information, visit the Sacraments page on Holy Communion.


The general norm in the Diocese of San Diego for Confirmation for minors is to be at least 15 years of age and two years of high school catechetical faith formation.


In order to protect the rights of all children, it is important that parents and students understand the consequences of misbehavior. The long-range goal of achieving self-discipline gives direction and purpose to short-term consequences. We want parents to know that school rules are designed to protect all children and that students who choose to break rules are treated firmly, but kindly and appropriately. Students are expected to be accountable for their actions. Unruly behavior will not be accepted nor tolerated. All disruptive behavior is routinely handled on the spot.


We accomodate children with special needs in our catechetical faith formation.


Please be sure your child completes the assignments. A passing grade will be based on class and homework assignments, attendance, and participation. Our pastor will review your class progress. 


If your child will be absent from class, please notify the School of Religion Office at 420-9193.
Your child is expected to make-up missed work at home. Five absences are the maximum allowed from September through May. Excessive absences may result in a child having to repeat the same grade next year. The Pastor will determine this course of action.