CATECHISM FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Traditional Academic Year Program Began October 1, 2019. Registration for our Traditional Year program will begin in late August. This program runs until February 11, 2020 . Classes are held on Tuesday nights from 5:45-7:45 PM. During these two hours, students will participate in two lessons, as well as enjoy, seasonal crafts, Bible stories or large group activities, depending on their age. This extremely dynamic program will support and nurture your child’s faith. Registration for our Traditional Academic Year program will be available starting Monday August 26th and concluding September 18th. Please download the forms below and bring them with you to the Religious Education office during office hours. Religious Education Office Hours are Monday through Wednesday 9am to 5pm (Closed 12-1pm for lunch) OR by making an appointment for the evening. PLEASE NOTE: Tuition and Fees are due at the time of registration. For those families NOT REGISTERED at St. Colette there is a separate out of parish Tuition Fee in the place of parishioner weekly/monthly contributions. Please download and read/fill out the following BEFORE coming into the parish office. Cost and fees will be determined by Religious Education Staff at time of registration. AGAIN. If you CANNOT come in during the day Monday through Wednesday, please call 734-464-4435 to make an appointment for a staff member to meet you at the office in the evening or day that is more convenient.
PLEASE DOWN LOAD THE FOLLOWING:
If you are BRAND NEW to St. Colette Religious Education Program please down load this additional form:
We are still in need of a variety of volunteers to make our Traditional Catechism program work and be successful. Adults who volunteer receive a discount towards their family registration fees. Please consider being a: Classroom Aide, Substitute or Art Aide. TEENS WELCOMED! Even if you can only be available on a limited schedule we would love to discuss with you the options. If interested please download the appropriate form:
VOLUNTEER MEETINGS! Please be aware that there are MANDITORY Meetings for all volunteers of our Traditional Academic Year program on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Fees for Catechism : The programming provided for our children is based on a strong religious curriculum and supported through the time, talent and financial commitment of our parishioners. Tuition and fees are required to supplement the financial investment of our generous parishioners. A new policy was recently developed through our parish Stewardship Commission in conversation with the Religious education staff.
- “In Parish Tuition” is $100 per family, with additional fees for materials and sacraments depending on the program and the sacrament. A family qualifies for “In Parish Tuition” by meeting 2 criteria – being a registered member of the parish for at least 30 days, AND regular use of contribution envelopes. For further information or tuition assistance, please contact the Director of Religious Education at 734-464-4435 or email@example.com.
Please be aware NO CHILD IS DENIED Religious Formation because of finances.
SCAP: Summer Catechism Alternative Program
- June PM (5:30-9pm) SCAP: June 15-25, 2020
- July AM (9am-12:30pm) SCAP: July 13-23, 2020
Adult Volunteer Registration Begins: During Business Hours April 27, 2020
Returning & In-Parish Registration: May, 5, 2020
Out of Parish New Family Registration: May 11, 2020
REGISTRATION ENDS: June 1, 2020
Sacraments of First Communion & First Reconciliation
Because of our two different Catechism opportunities, Sacramental Preparation is done outside of the classroom during the academic year. If you have a child in the 2nd Grade (First Communion); 4th Grade (First Reconciliation/Penance) or 8th Grade (Confirmation) then you need to register them for their Sacramental Preparation. Even if you are registering for the Traditional Program you must also register them for their Sacramental Preparation.
For more information on Confirmation please refer to the Junior High Page by clicking here.
Sacrament of Baptism
Baptism is the sacrament that welcomes infants, children and adults into the life of the Church.
For those parents who are seeking baptism for their infants and toddlers we ask that you contact the Parish Offices to register your child. Please call 734-464-4433 during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). Please be aware if this is the first child being baptized a two hour class is required before the baptism can be scheduled. These classes are offered every other month. Upcoming classes are scheduled for: September 16. 2019, November 11, 2019; January 13, 2020; March 9, 2020 and May 4, 2020. You MUST PRE-REGISTER for a class. To register or for more information please contact Theresa Lisiecki at 734-464-4435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Older Children Needing Baptism
For many reasons families find themselves reconnecting to the Catholic Church after their children are well into elementary school or even into high school. If you have a child who is in first grade or older who has NOT been baptized we do provide programming so that your children can be prepared to “catch-up” on their sacraments. Please contact Theresa Lisiecki in the Religious Education office to discuss possibilities or click here and scroll down to RCIA.