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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Registration has begun for the 2016-17 Religious Education Classes
New Students in grades K-8th Grade are welcome- Please use the New Student Registration form. (link to NEW Student registration form here)
Send it along with a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate, Fee and Transcripts of Religious Education Records if transferring from another parish to the Parish Religious Education Office.
Our Sessions: September 2016 - May 2017
Tuesday: Afternoon Session - 4:15-5:45 PM Grades K – 6
Evening Session- 6-7:30 PM Grades 1 - 7
Wednesday: Afternoon Session - 4:15-5:45 PM Grades K –6
Evening Session- 6-7:30 PM Grades 1 - 7
Thursday: Afternoon Session - 4:15-5:45 PM Grades K – 7
Evening Session- 6-7:30 PM Grades 1 – 8
All sessions are registered on a Space Available basis.
Reregistration of students already in our programs: submit Re-registration form and payment (Link to re-registration form)
Kindergartener: $60 per student
Grades 1-7 : $165 per student/ $225 for 2 or more children in same family.
8th Grade: $60 per student
(Kindergartener and 8th graders are also included in the family fee if there are siblings registering)
$25 of the Registration Fee is NON Refundable.
The entire fee is NON Refundable after 9/1/16
Sixth Grade students will be asked to purchase a particular Bible for use in class.
$50 – 1st Penance/ 1st Communion Preparation Fee (due in January 2017)
$100- Confirmation Gown/ Retreat/ Material Fee (due in July 2016)
Late Fee: $25.00 after July 1, 2016
Parishioner Rebate Form (link here)
All Students are Encouraged to Complete Grades 1-8
The grade 1-8 program provides an opportunity for a systematic, foundational presentation of the Faith in a variety of teaching and learning styles through the different catechists and classmates they encounter. Classes meet weekly for 30 weeks each year-and 90 minutes in length (mid-September until May).
To accommodate the needs of our parish and to fulfill the requirements of the Archdiocese, students will be asked to attend in-class sessions and complete at-home sessions which will require parental involvement and submission of some form of completed assignment.
Parents should contact the Religious Education office by phone (845-896-6430) or by email at (email@example.com) in early September of the year their child enters first grade to arrange for enrollment in the program.
The principle goal of Religious Education at the Parish of Saint Mary, Mother of the Church is to support, assist and encourage parents in their role as the primary Catholic educators of their children. Parental participation is the foundation on which parish catechesis is built and is necessary and expected throughout each child’s enrollment program.
Essential to a child’s growth and development in the Catholic faith is the life of faith lived at home. Parents teach informally, but essentially and powerfully, by example and instruction.
The Religious Education Program is designed to assist parents in this sacred responsibility which they accepted at the time of their child’s baptism. It compliments the foundational education in faith being given by the parents. It furthers the child’s growth in faith by giving specific religious instruction which builds upon and reinforces the positive faith development fostered by the parents. On entering the parish religious education program the child begins to study in a community much wider than the family.
Responsibility of providing a comprehensive, integrated and total approach to Religious Education in the parish is shared by the Pastor and parochial staff. The Archdiocese of New York recommends that the parish hire a certified Director. Under the authority of the Pastor and along with the parish staff, the director establishes policies and makes decisions concerning the administration of the program.