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Saints Philip and James RC Church 

Religious Education 
Online Registration Page

2023 - 2024
School Year

Registration for 2023 - 2024
Relgious Education Program  

Home Based Remote Learning

Download and Complete Registration Application
and Drop-off at SSPJ Parish Center

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Watch Me First!

"Saving a Dying, Shrinking Church"
by Brother Casey Cole

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June 1, 2023

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Welcome to SSPJ Religious Education Program's Online Registration portal.

 

It is important to read this first before registering your child.

As Catholics, the most important thing we do as a community is participate in Mass each Sunday.  Attendance at Mass instructs us, strengthens us and nourishes us in the reception of the Holy Eucharist.  It
also fills us with the joy and mission and encourages us to take Christ to others in our daily life.

 

As such, we want to be clear about our Mass Attendance Policy for the 2023 - 2024 school year.  There are 36 Sundays on our Religious Education school calendar this year.  From October 1, 2023 through the end of April 2024 all of our Catholic faith community are obliged to attend Mass weekly.  
 

Now we ask you to review the following main points for our new Religious Education Program prior to registration:


 

 

 

  

  

We have worked hard to create a doable, engaging, realistic and exciting program this year.  As brother Casey Cole mentioned we believe we can “create mystics” of the future. We are asking you to commit to working with us and your children as we strive to be faithful disciples of Jesus and Apostles of Hope.

 

If you are in agreement... please continue to use this form below to enroll your family into our Religious Education Program.  The information is needed for your child's admission. 


It is important to complete this form accurately.

Thanks so much and have a blessed day!

1)    Parents we asked you to view the Casey Cole video above, “Saving a Dying Shrinking Church”,
      YouTube video, April 15, 2020 as seen on our Registration Page.

 

2)    The Religious Education Program has focused more attention to the importance of Family in Catechesis.
       So this year:


       a.    All classes grades 3 - 8, will be online, and at home (with you) and will use Google Classroom and
              Google Meets for remote learning.

       b.    ONLY 1st and 2nd Grade classes will be held at Church/School.

       c.    All Classes will be prepared, taught or facilitated by the Grade Coordinators.

      d.    All New classes an assignments will be provided weekly, which can be viewed and completed anytime during the                 week at a time convenient for you and your child.

      e.    All students, within the same grade, will also be taking the same “remote” class, the same week.

      f.    All students will have ONE week to complete a lesson. They will be required to either answer questions,
            or reflect on a topic.

      g.   Their Mass attendance, and completion of their assignments will be monitored through RE office and Google

           Classrooms.


3)    Grade level events will be offered for students/families on campus as permitted, especially during Advent and Lent.


4)    There will be a Family Parish Contribution instead of a Religious Education Fee.  The contribution will be $325 per           family and will include everything.
          a.  there will be no additional fees for First Communion banners
          b.  there will be no fee for Confirmation gowns.
          c.  there will be no additional fee for having more than one child per family participating in the RE program.

         d.  there will be no additional fee for workbooks


6)    Classes will begin the week of October 1, 2023
 

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