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

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Our Religious Education Program offers classes for children from preschool- 12th grade.

Schedule of Classes:

Montesorri Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS Atrium)

Ages: 3-6

Classes: Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Regular Academic English Session

Grades: Kindergarten to 7th Grade

Classes: Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:45pm


 Sesión en Español 

Grados: Prekinder a 7 Grado

Clases: Lunes de 7:00pm a 8:15pm


 Teen Session/ Sesión de Adolescentes

Grades/Grados: 8th-12th Grade

Classes/Clases: Sundays from 6:40pm to 8:00pm




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 two years, and the child will enter into the Church as a Catechumen, receiving Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation on Easter Vigil.


First Communion

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, however, he will be placed in a class with teens. A teen may prepare for First Communion and Confirmation at the same time, but needs to have adequate knowledge of the faith before receiving both sacraments. The preparation length for First Communion for teens is often one year (or two if needed).



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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Registrations for the 2020-2021 School Year: TBD

Registration Requirements

  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Registration fee: $80/child or $200 for families with 3 or more children. Financial Assistance is available. 

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Contact Us

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

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




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