Children’s Faith Formation

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CATECHISM FOR YOUR CHILDREN

SCAP:  Summer Catechism Alternative Program

SCAP 2018:   REGISTRATION for this summer, 2018 is CLOSED.  Please refer to the information below on our Traditional Academic Year Program.

VOLUNTEER MEETINGS!  Please be aware that there are MANDITORY Meetings for all volunteers

  • Those helping with June PM SCAP will meet on June 12th, 6:30-8pm in the Activities Center
  • Those helping with July AM SCAP will meet on July 10th, 6:30-8pm in the Activities Center

SCAP 2019

  • June PM (5:30-9pm) SCAP:  June 17-27, 2019
  • July AM (9am-12:30pm) SCAP:  July 15-25, 2019

Adult Volunteer Registration Begins:  During Business Hours April 29, 2019

Returning & In-Parish Registration:  The evening of May 7, 2019

New Family Registration: Beginning May 20, 2019

REGISTRATION ENDS:  May 29, 2019

 

Traditional Academic Year Program Began October 2, 2018.  Registration for our Traditional Year program will begin in late August.  This program runs until February 12, 2019 . 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 is still available.   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.

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 dre@stcolette.net.

Please be aware NO CHILD IS DENIED Religious Formation simply because of finances.

 

SacramentalPreparationSacraments 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.
Infant Baptism
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 by appointment only. To schedule a class or for more information please contact Theresa Lisiecki at 734-464-4435 or by email at dre@stcolette.net.

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.