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Religious Education for 2015-16

The Religious Education Registration Information Packet is an important pre-registration step that will answer most of your questions, inspire you to volunteer your God-given time and talents, and clue you in to the changes that have been made to our class days and times being offered. Please take a few minutes to read through this information carefully – then go ahead and print out the CLASS SCHEDULE and hang it on your refrigerator!! Please note that the COGS preschool class for Sunday AND Tuesday is now closed (full) and the Thursday class has been cancelled.
The Religious Education FORM for download is for NEW or returning families to our program – or for those who simply prefer to print out a hard copy form to register.

You will need Adobe Reader to open the information document – which can be downloaded for FREE at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. If you are still unable to access the registration materials on your computer, please stop in to the Religious Education Office or Parish Office and pick up a hard copy.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Please know that we have payment options – explained in the registration materials – and that payment in full or your first payment (if you choose a payment plan) should be sent at the same time or within two weeks of registration.

“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). If you make an ELECTRONIC payment directly from your bank, PLEASE shoot us an email so that we can watch for it – these sometimes end up in the “Sunday Collection” account instead of Tuition. You may use the PAYPAL button on this website (a $5 service fee will be charged each time you use it).

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.

Religious Ed Family Name:

The ELECTRONIC FORM below will only be available until the September 9th registration deadline.

PLEASE NOTE:  I’ve heard from several people that they submitted the online form – yet I did not receive it. I do believe that for the most part – it is working properly. Although if you do not receive a confirmation email, then we did not receive your form. You may want to download a form and just mail it in or drop it off. Using a hand-held device seems to be the biggest issue with the form – try using a PC instead. Sorry for any inconvenience!



Policies and Procedures:

ATTENDANCE POLICY

If you need to report an absence, please do so PRIOR to class starting:

  • Grades Preschool – 2:  Call 248-689-8380, Ext. 101 or email Kristin Craig
  • Grades 3, 4, 5:  Call 248-689-8380, Ext. 124 or email Sarah Lalik
  • Grades 6, 7, 8:  Call or email your child’s catechist (contact information will be provided to you)
  • Grade 9: Call 248-689-8380, Ext. 106 or email 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 our 2nd Grade program. 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. Families who come into faith formation on a different schedule – for whatever reason – need to speak with our staff for optimal placement guidance.

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 email Marian Bart.

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 September 1st. 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, please contact the Religious Education Office to discuss your options.

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.