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
Fr. J.J. and the rest of the St. Anastasia staff are excited about how well our Family Masses are going! There are open opportunities to our students and their parents to participate in many different roles. The homilies are specifically directed to our students – so of course everyone present will take home a new insight or two. And after Mass, all those who have made reservations can gather in the social hall for supper!
We will be celebrating these Masses at 5 PM on Sundays, once a month January through May. A different group will be specifically “targeted” as the planners for each month:
The targeted planners:
- May 19 – 3rd-5th Graders
Parents, please mark your new calendars now and plan to join in the celebrations! We need adult help too! What a great way to plant seeds that will blossom into eternity!
Click here to sign up to help or to make your dinner reservation! (Cost $10 per household, cash or check at door.)
Religious Education Registration for 2013-14
- Tuition payments may be mailed in or dropped off at the Religious Education Office at St. Anastasia, 4571 John R, Troy, MI 48085
We are currently planning for next year! Registration packets for 2013-14 school year will hopefully be ready about mid-June. We hope to email them this year in an effort to save on postage. If you would prefer that yours be mailed, let us know in the Religious Education Office at 248-689-8380, Ext. 111. Or you may pick up a packet in the Religious Education Office about the 3rd week of June. We will also have online registration available for next year hopefully about the same time.
If using Paypal to make a tuition payment, please be aware that there is a $5 service fee each time you use it. If you would like to charge your tuition 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
-Grades 3, 4, 5: Ext. 124
-Grades 6, 7, 8: Ext. 117
-Grade 9: Ext. 106
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 pre-requisite for the 2nd Grade Program. The Confirmation Program begins in 6th grade, with the Rite of Confirmation at the end of 9th grade. Students are expected to participate in and complete all four preparation years. Candidates must exhibit knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith prior to reception of the sacraments.
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. 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 is expected at the time of registration. Education fees will not exceed $350 for any family registered in the parish before 6/30. 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 6/30).
WEATHER POLICY—Please use the website and direct communications from the parish to know if classes are cancelled. If you need to call the office, please call a grade-level coordinator, Maryann Brani, Julie Garascia, or Marian Bart to ask.