High School (Grades 9-12)
September through mid-May
Through the Life Teen ministry of our parish, teens are given opportunities to grow in their faith. They will discover the hope of Jesus in themselves and each other. We bring faith, hope and love to teens in a way that speaks directly to them and what they are experiencing in their own world. For some, it has kept them on their walk with Christ, for others it has been a profound experience, and it has helped them discern God's call. With their hunger for truth, their need to experience God's love and their yearning for acceptance, these opportunities for spiritual growth and discovery are essential in ministering to today's youth. We welcome all high school teens to our Life Teen ministry.
Please join us each Sunday at 5:00 p.m. for Mass with a message and music directed to our teens. Our program of activities will follow from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A light dinner and refreshments will be provided.
You must submit TWO forms to register for Life Teen:
a permission form
for the Diocese of Sacramento AND a Life Teen registration form
. Both can be downloaded here
, or contact our parish office (916) 786-5001 to request forms be sent to you. Mail your tuition and completed forms to St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, 7200 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746 or place them in the collection basket at weekend Masses.
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
September through mid-May
EDGE is designed for middle school youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. This exciting program will prepare boys and girls for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation while teaching them how to live and take pride in their Catholic faith. EDGE meets Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Church. Families must be registered and participate in weekend Mass at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in order for children to participate in EDGE.
You must submit TWO forms to register: a permission form for the Diocese of Sacramento AND an EDGE registration form. Both can be downloaded here, or contact our parish office (916) 786-5001 to request forms be sent to you. Mail your tuition and completed forms to St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, 7200 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746 or place them in the collection basket at weekend Masses.
- One Child - $95
- Two Children - $125
- Three or more Children - $150
Non-Parishioners - In order to register for EDGE at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, you must:
- Receive approval from our youth minister, Mary Maguire
- Present a letter from your pastor approving the registration, especially if your child intends to receive sacraments
- Complete EDGE and Sacremento Diocese Registration Forms
- Submit tuition of $160 per student
Note: We can only accept a few non-parishioner students each year, due to limited space.
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
The ROCK (Religious Outreach to Catholic Kids) is a unique faith formation ministry of St. Joseph Marello Parish. Children learn our Catholic faith in a fun and gentle environment. Love and knowledge is shared with the children who are taught through methods they can truly enjoy. We use music, stories, crafts, skits and games to teach the lessons. We share the Gospel, prayer and Catholic traditions as we encourage Catholic community awareness.
Register your children (1st through 5th grade) by downloading a registration form
or contact our parish office (916) 786-5001 to request a form be sent to you. Mail your tuition and completed form to St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, 7200 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746 or place it in the collection basket at weekend Masses.
Children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy communion may register at The ROCK. Sacramental preparation begins in the 1st grade. First Reconciliation and Eucharist are celebrated at the end of 2nd grade. Please be aware that this is a two-year preparation course. Enrollment is expected during both years of this time period.
Children in grades 3, 4 and 5 preparing for the Sacraments, are expected to attend The ROCK with their grade appropriate classmates. They are required to attend a 6 week Sacramental preparation course during the class time, and pass a course review.
Parents, please consider the level of your own involvement and volunteer to assist at the ROCK.
- One Child - $105
- Two Children - $135
- Three or more Children - $160
- First Reconciliation/Communion Book Fee - Add $35 per child