Religious Education Program 2016-2017
Is the registration open?
The registration for the Religious Education Classes for the year 2017-2018 is open now until October 31st, 2017. After that date, come to the office to evaluate your options.
What is the deadline for registration for the year 2017-2018?
The deadline is October 31st, 2017.
If I am new to the Religious Education Program, do I have to register my son or daughter for this year 2017-2018?
Yes. You need to complete the registration form, bring the certificates, and pay tuition and fee.
If my children/teen attended classes last year 2016- 2017, do I have to register my son or daughter again for this year 2017-2018?
Yes. Parents must register and pay the tuition each year.
What supplies should students bring to class?
- Pencil case
- A jumbo glue stick
- Text Book
- Crayons / Colors
- A sharpened pencil and an eraser
- A composition notebook
- Pair of blunt scissors
- A file folder with paper
What is the schedule of classes?
|8:15 am to 8:30 am||Drop-off||Parish Hall||See Policies for drop-off and pick-up children and teens|
|8:30 am to 900 am||Pray the Rosary as a family (children, parents, and teachers) / Gospel explanation for Children Mass||Parish Hall||Parents are invited to stay with their children/ teens to pray the Rosary and/or listen to the gospel explanation.|
|9:00 am to 10:00 am||Religious Education classes||Each classroom||Children/ teens go to their classroom with their catechists|
|10:00 am||Children/ Teens pick-up at Parish Hall||Parish Hall||See Policies for drop-off and pick-up children and teens Children and Teens Do Not Have Permission to Walk Alone to the Church or Outside the Parish Hall.|
- Arrival time from 8:15 am to 8:30 am.
- For the safety of your children and teens, a drop-off is required at the Parish Hall ONLY.
- No children or teens are authorized to go to their classroom before 9:00 am.
- Students may not enter a classroom before the Catechist and assistants arrive.
Pick-up time 10:00 am punctual
- Dismissal time is 10:00 am.
- All parents and authorized persons must come to pick-up their children/ teens at the Parish Hall.
- CHILDREN AND TEENS DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO WALK ALONE TO THE CHURCH OR OUTSIDE THE PARISH HALL.
- Only adults and authorized persons are allowed to pick-up students.
- DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP IS AT THE FRONT DOOR ONLY.
- THE ALARM WILL BE ACTIVATED IF THE SIDES DOOR ARE OPEN. IT IS FORBIDDEN THE USE OF SIDES DOORS.
- Students are not permitted to leave class early except in illness or emergency situations. Sports practice, dance class, etc. are not considered emergencies.
- Parents must talk directly to the Coordinator of Religious Education to receive the Early Dismissal Pass.
- Teachers are not authorized to dismiss children/teens without the Early Dismissal Pass signed by the Coordinator of Religious Education.
- The child will be released only to the parents or authorized pick-up people.
Attendance and Tardiness Policies
- Students should attend every class scheduled on Sundays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Attendance will be taken at each class.
- Students can incur a maximum of six (6) total absences (excused and unexcused) within one (1) catechetical year in order for the year to be counted as complete. A student who exceeds the permitted absences may have to repeat the year of preparation.
- Students should not miss six (6) consecutives classes immediately prior to receiving a Sacrament (Baptism, Communion or Confirmation).
- Regular attendance at Religious Education is an important factor in developing your child faith. A child arriving late or leaving early disturbs the class and misses important formation. If your child arrives 30 minutes late or leaves 30 minutes early from the session, it will be marked as an absence.
When your child is absent from class, please notify the Religious Education Office via e-mail with the date and reason for the absence. If possible, send any document to justify the absence.
If illness or a family emergency prevents a child from attending class, parents must contact his/her teacher for instructions or homework. A student who misses a class must complete and turn in all missed classwork and assignments within two weeks of returning to class.
General Expectations for parents
Our expectation is that each family becomes actively involved in the Religious Education Program in order to model a living, conscious and active Christian faith and to reinforce the values and attitudes for living that faith. The parents and their children also agree to act in accordance with these values and attitudes.
- Students are expected to attend every class.
- Students should be on time for drop off and pick up.
- Parents should review with their children about the subject matter covered in each class. Help your child to learn their prayers and study for tests.
- Get to know your child’s catechist. Ask questions such as what the children are learning or what homework they have. Be sure that your child brings all required materials to class.
- Attend all required meetings and/or parent retreats as part of your child’s Sacramental preparation.
- Ensure your child attends his/her required Sacramental Retreat.
- Submit all fees and required documentation in a timely manner.
- Understand that the Sacramental Preparation program requires a minimum of two (2) consecutive years of catechesis before the Sacrament may be conferred upon your child.
- Understand the Baptismal promise to raise your son/ daughter in the Catholic Faith.
- Attend the parent classes and Children Mass.
- Parents are encouraged to purchase a Bible, Catechism, and a Rosaries.
- Parents should pray at home together, especially the Rosary. Remember: “The family that prays together, stays together.”
Mass Attendance Expectations
You are expected to regularly attend Holy Mass with your children and family on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Mass is an integral part of your child's faith formation. Therefore, missing Mass is very serious. )
Mass Attendance Book Required
We use a Mass Attendance Log to register mass attendance.