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Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. — Matthew 28:19-20

Religious Education for 2014-15

We are aware that there are some problems opening the CALENDARS for the classes. Please note that classes BEGIN the week of September 28.

The time of open registration has passed – however, we will still receive registrations on a limited basis. Some of the class days/times are full. The best thing to do if you still plan to register is to get your form/payment to the Religious Education Office as soon as you can. Once we receive your registration, we can let you know if your chosen day/time is available.

There have been several program changes/additions that you will need to be aware of – please read carefully through the Registration Information Packet PRIOR to filling out your form as it includes / explains:

• Grade Level Notes and NEW Course Selections
• Tuition Rates
• Hours for Walk-In Registration in the fall
• Middle School Ministry Updates & Info
• BASIC High School Youth Ministry Kick Off
• September “Parent Night” Info
• Class Schedule and Attendance Policy for Preschool – 8th Grade
• Schedule and Attendance Policy for 9th Grade
• Information on Inclement Weather Policy, Circle of Grace, and Sacrament Policy
• Frequently Asked Questions

Religious Education Registration FORM for the 2014-15 school year. This form is also available in the Parish or Religious Education Office during regular business hours.

To Register:  Fill out the form COMPLETELY, print it out and drop off at St. Anastasia with payment.

“TUITION PAYMENTS”: Checks may be made out to St. Anastasia (with “RE Tuition” in the memo line) and mailed or delivered to the Religious Ed Office, 4571 John R, Troy MI 48085. (Please do not place your payments in the collection basket at Mass).

We have a MAIL SLOT in the hallway outside the Religious Ed Office – which may be used to drop off any forms and/or payment(s). Questions? Contact the Religious Ed Office at 248-689-8380, Ext. 111 or by email.

NOTE:  If using Paypal, please be aware that there is a $5 service fee each time you use it. If you would like to charge your payment but do not want to pay a service fee, you may come in to the office during regular business hours to make a payment in full.

Religious Ed Family Name:

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Policies and Procedures:

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Please contact the Education Office at 248-689-8380 to report an absence using the extensions below:

  • Grades Preschool – 2:  Ext. 101 – Kristin Craig
  • Grades 3, 4, 5:  Ext. 124 – Sarah Lalik
  • Grades 6, 7, 8:  Ext. 117 –  Jo Mateus
  • Grade 9: Ext. 106 – Elizabeth Spencer

If a student misses more than four class sessions without calling and without completing the class materials, they will not be considered as having completed that grade. Students are responsible for missed material, which will be available from their catechist upon their return to class.

SACRAMENT POLICY—The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated in the 2nd Grade. Completion of the 1st Grade Program is a prerequisite for the 2nd Grade Program. Students are expected to participate in and complete all preparation years (first through ninth grade) prior to being confirmed in ninth grade. Candidates must exhibit free acceptance of the Catholic Faith and appropriate levels of desire for the sacraments prior to reception of them.

CIRCLE OF GRACE—The Archdiocese of Detroit has instituted a program for the safe environment education of children and young people supported and mandated by the Archbishop of Detroit. This program is called Circle of Grace. It is meant to be integrated into the current curriculum for religious education programs for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade at St. Anastasia. This will take place in one lesson in all of these grades during the course of this school year.  Each session is full of parent/child interaction.  You do have the choice to “opt out” of this program if you choose. Forms are available in the Religious Education Office or you may download one right here: Circle of Grace

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this program, please call the Religious Education Office at 248.689.8380, Ext. 108 or E-Mail.

PAYMENT POLICY—Payment or agreement of payment plan is expected at the time of registration. Education fees will not exceed $350 for any family registered in the parish before 9/1. It is our policy that every child is entitled to attend our programs regardless of their ability to pay. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, we do offer a payment plan. Please contact the Religious Education Office to discuss your options. There is also a $150 assessment fee for non-parishioners and new parishioners (new to the parish after 9/1).

WEATHER POLICY—Please use the website and direct communications from the parish (including email, facebook, and twitter) to know if classes are cancelled.  If you need to call the office after checking those, please call a grade-level coordinator, Marian Bart, or the Religious Education Office to ask.