Children’s Religious Education – “CRE”

Preschool – 6th Grade
CRE serves our Registered Parish Families

3-6 years oldCatechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1CGS Brochure

Kinder- 6th GradeClasses meet Sunday mornings from  10:25-11:45am at our Parish School. These classes serve our registered families whose children do not attend Catholic School. 

Currently our CRE classes are at capacity.  If you are relocating, or plan to relocate, to Coronado within thirty (30) days, please contact Cary Gould, Coordinator of Religious Education at (619)435-3167, ext. 306 or

Middle & High School YouthVisit our Youth Page or contact Katherine Soper at (619) 435-3167.


New Parishioner Registration  

CRE Calendar 2022-2023

Faith Formation Fees:  Use Faith Direct or Check payable to Sacred Heart

  • CRE: $100 per child ($75 if registered before August 31)
  • Middle/High School Youth Ministry: $100 per child


Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Preparation:  

Preparation for the Sacraments actually began before your child was even presented at church for Baptism. It has been fostered by every prayer spoken, nourished at every meal shared, told in every Bible story proclaimed, found in every act of forgiveness, every act of charity and love shared, and every liturgy attended. These acts of faith all help children form a relationship with Jesus and with the church.” (CGS)

Sacrament Preparation through Sacred Heart Parish is one part of an ongoing faith formation at home and in Parish life.  Sacrament preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion includes two years of formal preparation through the Parish, in conjunction with the guidelines of the Diocese.  The first year provides a basic foundation of teachings and principles of the Catholic way of life.  The second year includes specific preparation and celebration of the Sacraments. 

The minimum requirement is that children are concurrently enrolled in CRE Sunday morning classes and should be observing the Sunday Obligation attending Mass.

Sacrament Preparation Fees (Second Year Only): $60 per child


 Middle School – 6th Grade – Old Testament study with Mrs. Vicki Sheridan (this is the traditional class that meets Sunday mornings at School)

Middle School 7th/8th GradeMiddle School 707 Youth Group on Wednesday nights

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Pray a Decade of the Rosary with Me

1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation with Mrs. Gould

The Annunciation Activities

2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation with Mrs. Gould

The Visitation Activities

3rd Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus with Mrs. Gould

The Birth of Jesus Activities

4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation with Mrs. Gould

The Presentation Activities

5th Mystery: The Finding in the Temple with Mrs. Gould

The Finding in the Temple Activities


Message from Mrs. Gould

Psalm 119:105: “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Amy Grant “Thy Word”

Philippians 4:13 ” I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

“I Can Do All Things” Song

*Make your unleavened bread
*Watch The Triumphal Entry Video (3 minute video for kids)
*Print the Mass Worship Aid (will be a longer Mass)
*Watch/participate in Palm Sunday Mass
*Make a table/altar setting special by using a RED table cloth, add a Bible, candle, rosary, crucifix
*Have everyone wear RED 
*Have washable window paint or sidewalk chalk?…make Stained Glass Art for Holy Week 
Prayer Intentions             

Prayer Chain Instructions

Stations of the Cross                  

1) Print and Color Stations of Cross booklets:
Stations of the Cross Coloring Book
(Take it a step further) Montessori Station idea- stations-of-cross-montessori-activity

2) Watch “stations of Cross” video
Video of Stations of Cross and meditations –
Stations of the Cross for Kids Video

3-Take walking trip (with your booklet) to visit, and pray the Stations of Cross at Sacred Heart Prayer Garden (or in the Church).

Bread Making                     

Bread Recipe

Bread Recipe2

Bread Recipe3


Spiritual Communion Prayer