The early, formative years of a child's life are the important foundation upon which the rest of the child's life will be built and lived. It is in these early years that Religious Education and Faith Formation begins. Each year, builds upon the previous, in helping the children discover the relationship they have between themselves and their family, themselves and their neighbors, themselves and the family of God and themselves and God.
Each year has a specific focus and development. The second grade year also has the special added experiences of preparing for and celebrating the Sacraments of First Penance and First Eucharist. It is important that these Sacraments be a part of the ongoing and continuing Faith Formation of the child, and not simply a "plug-in" at the right age. Parents must register their child starting in first grade as the preparation for the Sacraments is a two year process. The children return in third grade to continue their Faith Formation. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the Fall of 11th grade and then Faith Formation continues through out our life, "from womb to tomb". Confirmation is not a graduation!
Immaculate Conception Parish offers a variety of options for Religious Education classes. Choose the option which best serves your family’s needs. Please be sure to include a 2nd choice option on the registration form (if there is one).
IMPORTANT NOTES (please read):
First Penance and First Communion: Immaculate Conception Church celebrates the Sacrament of Penance prior to the Sacrament of Communion. Children in Grade 2 are eligible to be presented for the two Sacraments.
If you would like to register your child to receive the Sacraments of Penance and Communion please be sure to complete the 2nd Grade Sacramental Preparation Form.
IMPORTANT NOTES (please read):
From September 2016 to May 2017
Register by Wednesday, August 31st 2016 (late fee: $20.00/child).
ENTERING GR. K-8 - Family Study
This program is developed for families who seek to share faith together. The curriculum is all based on the Sunday Scripture Readings and presupposes that families attend Mass on a regu-lar basis. There is a strong Social Justice component to this program. Families meet one morning or evening in the months of Sept., Oct, Nov., Jan., Mar., Apr. The program concludes in May with a “Family Faith Fair” and ice-cream social.
The fee for each program is $75.00 per child for the first 3 children enrolled in our K-8 program. Additional children (enrolled in our K-8 programs only) are free.
There is a $70.00 additional fee for 2nd grade Sacramental Preparation (i.e., First Penance and First Communion). This is a separate program and is in addition to the basic second grade curriculum. The total Religious Education fee for children scheduled to receive these Sacraments is $145.00.
Add a $20.00 late fee (per child) if you are registering for the SUMMER PROGRAMS after Jun 23rd.
Fall/Winter registrations received on or after September 1st will incur a late fee of $20 per child.
FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED WITH REGISTRATION FORM
ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
A child will not be denied Religious Education due to financial hardship. For further information please contact the Parish Office at 603.888.0321.
Registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis with full time volunteers receiving first choice of programs and placement for their children.
All information, forms, and instructions that you need to register your child(ren) are available here, on-line. All forms must be downloaded as there are no forms available at the office.
Once you have completed your forms, we ask that everyone please mail their forms and fees to the Religious Education Office. The postmark on the envelope will be used to register children in the appropriate order. No drop-offs please.
IMPORTANT NOTES (read please):
All Summer registrations should be mailed (no drop-offs please) by June 23th.
All Fall/Winter registrations should be mailed (no drop-offs please) by August 31st.
If you have any questions or if you require any additional information, please contact the Religious Education Office:
E-mail: email@example.com or use the Contact form
Office Hours: Mon - Thu (9:00am to 3:30pm)
PRINTABLE COPY OF PROGRAM OVERVIEW
GR. K-8 FALL/WINTER PACKAGE
(including Gr. 2 Sacramental Preparation)
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