Enroll in Religious Education & Youth Ministry Programs

Sunday Morning Religious Education Classes & High School Youth Ministry Programs

Holy Trinity's Faith Formation and Religious Education Department provides religious education classes for children in kindergarten through high school on Sunday mornings. To enroll your child(ren), you must complete the following four steps. The enrollment steps can be completed in any order. If you are delayed with any step you can continue to complete as much as you can of the other steps.

  1. Verify your family's information via the Archdiocese's portal, My Own Church (MOC).
    • When using the navigation tabs in Parishsoft/MOC, you need to select a navigation option in the blue bar below the main navigation tabs, even if there is only one. See FAQ #1, step B.
    • The mobile version of the Parishsoft/MOC site does not have the ability to register for classes. However, there is the option to view the "Full Site" from a mobile device. You will just need to pan and zoom a lot. There is a "Full Site" button at the bottom of the mobile site's pages.
  2. Register your child(ren) for RE class in My Own Church. (Note: this does not complete your enrollment).
    • Select the "Term" named "RE 2021-2022".
      • Select your child's grade to register them for regular Sunday Morning RE.
      • At Home Catechesis is a home schooling option where you are the catechist. This is not a virtual, online class. If you would like more information about this option contact REadmin@trinity.org.
      • RCIAafc is for unbaptised children. If you have not been specifically told to select this option then don't select it as an alternate choice.
      • If you wish for your child to also participate in a sacramental prep program, that is an additional program you need to enroll them in and an additional online registration (listed under a differ "Term" name.) See sacramental perp sections below for enrollment instructions.
    • When using the navigation tabs in Parishsoft/MOC, you need to select a navigation option in the blue bar below the main navigation tabs, even if there is only one. See FAQ #8, step B.
    • The mobile version of the Parishsoft/MOC site does not have the ability to register for classes. However, there is the option to view the "Full Site" from a mobile device. You will just need to pan and zoom a lot. There is a "Full Site" button at the bottom of the mobile site's pages.
  3. Complete the supplemental information for each child, noting which areas you will provide volunteer assistance during year. Click here to fill out the supplemental information form.  (This form is required because we need to collect additional information not provided in your MyOwnChurch account.)
  4. Complete payment online. Click here to go to the payment portal. If you pay by check, mail your payment to RE Department, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. On the memo line please put "RE" and the number kids. If also paying for confirmation prep with the same check, add "+ Confirmation" and number of kids for confirmation. Payments must be postmarked by the deadline.

Early-Bird Payments - Complete enrollment with payment by August 20 — $200/child
Complete all four steps by July 31 and we will guarantee your child's placement and section assignment.  $200/child

Regular Enrollment - Complete enrollment or pay after August 20 — $300/child
Beginning August 1, children will be placed as space and catechists are available.  $300/child

Families new to the parish or the RE always pay $200/child.

We never want finances to be a deterrent to faith formation. Please call Anne Marie Kaufmann at (202) 903-2807 to discuss options.

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Generally, children celebrate their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the second grade. Click here to read about the requirements to celebrate these Sacraments.

To enroll your child(ren) in sacramental prep, you must complete these two steps:

  1. Register your child(ren) for sacramental preparation in My Own Church. Listed as a separate "Term" with the name "Recon/Euch 21-22". If your child(ren) are also participating in Sunday Morning RE, you must also register for that as well (see instructions in the section above).
  2. Complete the supplemental information for each child. Click here to fill out the Sacramental Preparation supplemental information form.  (This additional form is required because we need to collect additional information not provided in your MyOwnChurch account.)

There is no fee for preparation for these Sacraments.

Sacramental Preparation for Youth Confirmation

Sacramental preparation for youth Confirmation is a two-year process. Generally, youth begin the Confirmation preparation program in 7th grade, and they are confirmed in the spring of their 8th grade year. Read more about youth Confirmation preparation.

Registration for Confirmation preparation is required for students who are interested in being confirmed at Holy Trinity in Spring 2022. Please note:

  • If an 8th grade student attends Holy Trinity School or another Catholic school, please register for Confirmation preparation. Complete all three steps listed below.

  • If an 8th grade student attends a public school or a non-Catholic private school, please register for religious education at Holy Trinity and Confirmation preparation.

  • Attendance at a Catholic school or registration for religious education does not mean your student is automatically registered for Confirmation preparation.

To enroll your 8th grader for 2021-2022 preparation program, please complete all three steps:

  1. Register your child for sacramental preparation in ParishSoft. Listed as a separate "Term" with the name "Confirmatn 21-22". If your child(ren) are also participating in Sunday Morning RE, you must also register for that as well (see instructions in the first section above).
  2. Click here to fill out a supplemental information form for each child. This form is required in order to collect additional information not provided in the ParishSoft account.
  3. Complete payment online. ($100 per Confirmation candidate.) If you pay by check, please mail your payment to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Youth Confirmation, 3513 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.