REGISTRATION for English and Spanish Religious Education classes for 2017/2018 will be held in the school on the weekends of August 12-13 and August 19-20 after all the Masses. Registration will be allowed only for those who are registered members of the parish for six months. You will not be allowed to register for the parish on the day of catechism registration.
Classes begin on September 10 and are held on Sundays from 10:45 am until 12 noon. The fees for the program are: 1 child $100, 2 children $180, 3 children $240. For each additional child per family there is a book fee of $10. There is an additional fee of $50 for Confirmation students.
Parents registering their children for First Holy Communion or Confirmation must bring a copy of their child’s Baptismal Certificate on the day of registration. If we do not have a copy of the Baptismal Certificate and they were not baptized at St. Peters, then they will not be allowed to start class on September 10.
To receive First Communion children must be validly baptized, at least 7 years old and have completed the first and second grade program. If your child was already enrolled for the first year but you were not a registered parishioner, then you will be asked to come back next year to finish the second year, providing you have now registered with the parish. Children who are homeschooled may receive their instruction at home but must be registered in the program for the sacramental year and will be tested prior to the reception of the sacrament.
To receive Confirmation children must be validly baptized, at least 13 years old and have completed the seventh and eighth grade program. If your child was already enrolled for the first year but you were not a registered parishioner, then you will be asked to come back next year to finish the second year, providing you have now registered with the parish. Homeschooled students may receive their instruction at home but must be registered in the program for the sacramental year. All students must take and pass the Confirmation test which will be administered in class.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
This year for our high school catechism we will begin using a series entitled “Quest for Happiness”. The first book in the series is entitled “Our Goal and Our Guide” and begins with Quo Vadis Where are you going? Each book in the series is appropriate for Freshman through Senior year. The series is described as follows: “This highly acclaimed, doctrinally sound high school religion book has been reprinted with no revisions to
the original 1950’s edition. The book is refreshing to study compared to the books and ideas so prevalent in today’s society and insures a complete presentation to our Holy Faith. The book is based on the most important doctrines of Christianity as found in the Scriptures and in the Apostles Creed: the Unity and Trinity of God; the Incarnation and Redemption; sanctification by the Holy Spirit through the Church, and ‘life everlasting’ The book gives our young Catholics the principles they need to build a better world.” The series is designed to invite lively discussion in the classroom.