F.I.S.H. (grade 1 – 5) Faith-Initiative-Starts at-Home

2022-2023 F.I.S.H. Faith Formation & Sacramental Preparation


Grades 1st – 5th

_FISH (Faith Initiative Starts at Home) is Corpus Christi’s faith formation program for children in grades 1 through 5.

FISH offers Wednesday classes at Corpus Christi at 4:30pm, as well as Home Study.

Registration is required for both options for ALL families (returning and new)


[Click HERE to register for 2022-2023 FISH]

A late fee will apply in October.

Once you have registered your child(ren), you may use these links to pay online:
Year 1 Sacramental Preparation students ($190 each)
Year 2 Sacramental Preparation students ($230 each)
FISH students with Sacramental Preparation completed ($150 each)
You may also pay by check payable to ‘Corpus Christi’ with ‘FISH’ in the memo line, or cash. You may bring your payments in to the parish office during office hours (Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm, or Fri, 10am-1pm). If you come outside of office hours, there is a locked white mailbox on the 2nd floor, attached to the elevator tower that you may leave your payment in. If you need to set up a payment plan, you may do so by contacting Susie Hays at 949.389.9295.

&[2022-2023 FISH Calendar]

[2022-2023 FISH Weekly Lessons]


First Reconciliation & First Eucharist Information:

1. Preparation of First Holy Eucharist begins in 1st grade (or any grade after) and is usually a two-consecutive year process. Children must be baptized before they can receive First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Children must be re-registered each year. &

2. Baptism certificates must be turned in with registration or within 1 month of registering for Sacramental Preparation. &

3. Families whose children are preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are also required to attend at least 3 Intergenerational Events EACH year they are enrolled in Sacramental Preparation  Please Note: Attendance at Intergenerational Events must include family members AND student. &

4. Attendance at a Sacramental Preparation Retreat. Please Note: Attendance at Sacramental Preparation Retreat must include one or both parents/guardians AND student. &

Sign-ups for the Sacramental Preparation Retreat will occur after the last Intergenerational Event AND after determining the students who have fulfilled all the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist requirements.  An email will be sent notifying parents to sign-up. &

Please see the FISH calendar for the Sacramental Preparation Retreat dates, First Reconciliation dates, and First Communion Weekend dates.


If you have further questions, please contact our Children’s Faith Formation Team at ccavfish@corpuschristialisoviejo.org

Circle of Grace 

What is “Circle of Grace”? / A General Overview
Action steps to take regarding sensitive situations
Circle of Grace Vocabulary by grade level
Circle of Grace Kindergarten Lesson
Circle of Grace Grade 1 Lesson
Circle of Grace Grade 2 Lesson
Circle of Grace Grade 3 Lesson
Circle of Grace Grade 4 Lesson
Circle of Grace Grade 5 Lesson

Child and Youth Protection Information 



FISH is in need of volunteer teachers and aides for our elementary aged children (Grades 1-5)
All teachers will be partnered & will receive training

Teachers and Aides must:

Be registered members of Corpus Christi
Be Confirmed and actively practicing Catholics
Enjoy working with children
Be fingerprinted and safe-environment cleared through the Diocese of Orange in California

For any questions you may have about our F.I.S.H. program, please contact our Children’s Faith Formation Team at ccavfish@corpuschristialisoviejo.org


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