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Religious Education Registration for 2016-17

Although our official deadline for registration has passed and classes begin this week, you may still send in a registration. We will check them as they come in and will see where placement can occur.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We sent out a confirmation email/reminder to all who have registered in our program. If you DID NOT receive your confirmation email – that means we do not have your child registered. Please click on the “Religious Education Registration” link above and fill out the online form and send it in ASAP. If you don’t receive a copy in your email within a few minutes, then we have not received it either. Thanks!

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ATTENDANCE POLICY – 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. Please go to the Grade Level page in the left side menu to report an absence to program coordinators.

SACRAMENT POLICY—The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated in our 2nd Grade program (Level 3 for Spanish). Completion of the 1st Grade Program (Level 1&2 for Spanish) is a prerequisite for the 2nd Grade Program. Students are expected to participate in and complete all preparation years (first through ninth grade – to coincide with the grade level that he or she is attending in school) 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

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 or the Religious Education Office to ask.