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
A Look Ahead…updated 12/15/14
Now is a good time to look ahead and make sure you have the following dates written down on your calendar or keyed in to your smart phone through the holidays and into the new year!
Monday, Dec 15: Play rehearsal for Christmas Eve Mass, see flyer for information
Thursday, Dec 18: Play rehearsal for Christmas Eve Mass
(UPDATED) Week of Jan 4— 10: Classes resume (through Apr 2015) for all grade levels (with the exception of Preschool Catechesis of the Good Shepherd on Sunday, 9th Grade and Sunday Sacrament Prep which resume Jan 11). Note that Jan 4—6 is Parent/Child Church Tour for Grade 2—details to follow
Saturday, Jan 10: Called to Serve Workshop (9a) for 9th Grade Confirmation students (permission slip required)
Saturday, Jan 10: EPIC Night for Middle School—begins with 4p Mass—followed by dinner and activities in the Social Hall
Sunday, Jan 11: 2nd Grade Teaching Mass at the 12:15 p.m. Sunday Mass
Wednesday, Jan 21: Parent Talk for parents of 8th and 9th Grade students
Saturday, Jan 24: First Reconciliation (10a) for Grade 2 and Sacrament Prep students
Saturday, Jan 24: Retreat for 8th Grade (9a) details to follow
Although the time for registration has passed, we leave the Registration Information Packet here on the website for your information. If you are not signed up and would like additional information, contact the Religious Education Office (see below).
“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
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.
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 email.
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.