Religious Education Program (REP)

Pre-K to 8th Grade, High School, RCIA, RCIC

Welcome to our Religious Education Program (REP). Catechism classes are held at St. Joseph Parish campus. Registration is now open for Schoolyear 2023-24. Classes begin on September 13, 2023, up to May 8, 2024. Registration fees: $35 for 1 child, $55 for 2 children, $65 for 3 or more children.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
If you are NOT a member of St. Joseph Parish-Aztec or Holy Trinity Parish-Flora Vista, please register your family first, to be included in our Religious Education Program database. You may register your family online by clicking here or the "Register" tab on this website. If you belong to a different parish, please submit a Permission Letter from your parish priest giving us permission to educate your child/children in St. Joseph & Holy Trinity's Religious Education Program.  

New students are required to present their Certificate of Baptism or any authentic proof of Baptism to the parish office before classes start.

For the safety of our REP children, students and parents are highly encouraged by our Diocese to participate in the Touching Safety Program. Please stop by the parish office to sign the permission slip, or you may print it here: Permission Slip, 2 pages. Your original signature is needed on the permission slip, whether or not you participate in the Touching Safety Program. 
For more information on the Touching Safety Program, please go to                                                                                                                                                                                                    For any questions please contact the parish office at 505-334-6535.                                                                                                                                                                                      To register your child/children please click Back to School:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                




The main mission of the Religious Education Program (REP) of St. Joseph and Holy Trinity is to assist parents in the religious, moral, and spiritual formation of their children. Parents are the primary educators of their children, teaching by word and example. Our parish catechists support the parents and students by providing quality religious education in a nurturing, faith-filled environment. Through the cooperative effort of parents, catechists, and students, our children will grow in their love for God and knowledge of their Catholic faith, develop their God-given gifts and talents, and live as contributing, respectable citizens through their commitment to service as Catholic Christians; along with other acts of kindness projects. 

Children will be prepared to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation. A child’s grade level in the public school system may or may not be the same level as his/her Catechism class. 



In accordance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), each Diocese must establish a Safe Environment Program. Clergy and all members of the community in positions of trust are required to comply with this Charter. All adults who serve in a supervisory capacity with children comply with a periodic background check, and participate in the VIRTUS Programs of the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. ( for the advocacy of a child-safe environment. All staff and volunteers, including youth helpers, who serve in ministries with children are required to sign a Code of Ethics which include guidelines in adult/child interactions. Parents and children are provided with information to promote child safety awareness, including child abuse reporting procedures.

Want to find lasting peace that only comes from God?

It’s not too late to join the Catholic Church. We offer group classes, called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), and RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children), for persons wishing to convert, or return, to the Catholic Church. RCIC classes are for children/youth who have not received Baptism beyond 7 years of age; First Communion and Confirmation for children/youth in Fourth Grade or older. You are welcome to join us to know more about the Catholic Faith! 

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 505-334-6535.


REP Activities in Photos


Confirmation 2021


First Holy Communion 2021 with the late Rev. Robert Badger


First Holy Communion 2020



First Holy Communion RCIC Class


Sacrament of Confirmation 2020