Religious Education Program (Pre-K – 12th Grade)

2020-2021 Class Information and Registration Requirements

Families who register 3 or more children ONLY pay $200!

If a family is unable to pay the full registration fee, please speak with the Director of Religious Education.

To register, follow these three steps:

1-Fill out the registration form:

Please click HERE to fill out the registration form in English.

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2- Submit a copy of the birth and baptismal certificates:

(if your child was not registered in our Religious Education Program last year)

Document Submission for the Religious Education Office

  • Drop files here or
    Please submit your document here. Favor de incluir su documento aqui (tambien aceptamos fotos que se vean claras del documento)
3- Submit a payment:

To pay via credit card, click here:

To pay via check:

Make check payable to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Memo: RE Registration

Send to:

Office of Religious Education

St. Anthony of Padua Parish

3305 Glen Carlyn Rd.

Falls Church, VA 22041


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What are the requirements to baptize a child under the age of 7?

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My child is NOT baptized and is over the age of 7, what does my child need in order to receive the sacraments?

If a child is over the age of 7 and is not baptized, the child will need to be enrolled in Religious Education.  The preparation length is three years:

  • After finishing two years of preparation, the child will enter into the Church as a Catechumen, receiving Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation on Easter Vigil
  • During the third year, the child will receive the sacrament of Penance



When should my child begin First Communion Preparation?

A child may begin preparing for First Communion once he/she is in first grade.

How long does it take for my child to receive First Communion?

The preparation length for First Communion is two years.

Do you need a sponsor for First Communion?

No, a child does not need a sponsor for First Communion.

My child is a teen, may he attend First Communion Classes?

Yes, he/she he will be placed in a class with teens during our Confirmation session. He/she will prepare for First Communion for a total of two years. Then, it will be determined how much more time he/she needs to receive Confirmation. 



When should my child begin Confirmation Preparation?

A child or teen may begin preparing for Confirmation once he/she is in seventh grade.

How long does it take for my child to receive Confirmation?

The preparation length for Confirmation is two years.

Do you need a sponsor for Confirmation?

Yes, only one sponsor is needed for Confirmation, he/she must fulfill the following requirements:

  1.  Have the canonical legal age of 16 years.
  2.  Having received the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation.
  3.  Be parishioners of St. Anthony or obtain a letter from the parish in which they attend.
  4.  Be in constant communion with the church. This includes attending Mass on Sundays, days of obligation and receive the Holy Eucharist.
  5.  For married Catholics: be married by the Catholic Church. For single Catholics: live a Christian life, as singles, according to the laws of God and the Catholic Church. For religious or clergy: be in good relations with the religious community or the diocese to which they
  6.  Live the commitment to Christ and the community of the Catholic Church, showing compassion and
    kindness to others.
  7.  Help the godchild with prayers and a good Christian example and help him/her grow in the Catholic faith.


Adult Sacramental Preparation

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Contact Us

Telephone #: (703) 820-7111, ext. 110

Address: 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041