SOR Registration

Please note:  This page contains information on student registration, and also becoming a catechist (teacher).  Please scroll down for all items.  Thank you.

2019-20 School of Religion Registration

Classes begin September 4 for Wednesday session and September 8 for Sunday session.

Registration for 2019-20 Year

Registration for School of Religion classes for 2019- 20 will be held on Sunday, August 4 and Sunday, August 11 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Take advantage of this EARLY BIRD SPECIAL of $30.00 per child, on or before the dates above.  You can also come to the office to register during the week.

For those families who register after the August dates, the fee will be $40 per child.  Students receiving First Communion in 2020 have a fee of $20.00. Confirmation Year 1 students (grade 9) will also pay $20.00 toward their own bibles. If this is the first time you have registered, please make sure you bring a copy of your child’s baptism certificate.  We accept checks and cash; if paying with cash, please try to have exact change.  We look forward to seeing every child at SOR!

Payments:  We require a deposit at registration.  If there is a financial hardship, we can set up easy monthly payments for you.  Please come and see us if there is financial difficulty, and we will help as best we can.

All parents and teens and encouraged to sign up for the St. Paul Parish App (see below).  This is a great communication tool between office and school staff, and parishioners.  The app is FREE.   We use this app and the website to notify you of special events, weather cancellations, and other information you need to know:

Parish Phone App:  This app is called MyParish.  Text APP to 88202 to download.  Then choose St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church after opening.  You will now be able to receive any announcements from SOR, including parent meetings, weather cancellations, student community service hours, etc.  Also you can receive other church notices or reminders.

 

If you would like to pay your tuition online, please use this link:

Click Here to Pay Religious Education Tuition Online

Registration Packet:

The following forms are your registration packet.  They are each available in your preferred language.  Please turn in the completed Registration Form and Parent Permission slip, together with your check or cash.  You can pay online (see above).  You can bring forms and money to the office, or put them in an envelope marked SOR Registration, and put it in the collection basket at Mass.

Registration Form 2019-20 PSoft (English)

Registration Form 2019-20 PSoft (Spanish)

Parent Permission Slips English

Parent Permission Slips Spanish

Parent Info Letter and Handbook – English

Parent Info Letter and Handbook – Spanish

Calendar 2019-20 English

Calendar-Spanish-2019-20

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child?

  • Please come to the parish registration dates above, or stop by the office during the week to register your child.  Families who are not registered with the parish, but desire religious education for their children, must pay an additional $50 per family, and only on availability.
  • If the grade you desire does not have a teacher,  please consider placing your child in the other session.  You can try it and see if it works for your schedule.  We encourage children to participate in SOR in all grades.

When Are the Classes?

  • SOR Sessions are on Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm, or Sundays 11:00 am-12:15 pm (children and catechists are dismissed at the end of the 10:00 am Mass for SOR)

Can I get a discount on the fees?

Yes!  Your children can attend SOR for FREE when you volunteer to become a catechist (teacher).  Parents should consider volunteering!  Many people hesitate because they are afraid they “don’t know enough”.  If you are a practicing Catholic, are fluent in speaking and reading English, follow the beliefs and doctrines of the Church and attend Mass regularly, then you are qualified.  We provide teacher’s manuals which clearly set forth lesson plans.  It takes about an hour of planning to make a good lesson, and good organization.  If you are not sure you can lead a class, try being an assistant. You will not believe how your own faith is enhanced, as well as being a blessing to our kids.

Please be aware that all Catechists (teachers and assistants) must have a criminal background check provided by the parish, and attend a certification meeting sponsored by the Archdiocese (and held at the parish) on Safe Environment for children.

The lead teacher is responsible for the class and the lesson plans.  The assistant helps the teacher, and fills in for him/her when she cannot be in the classroom.  Many teachers and assistants work together to teach the class – we are flexible in our teaching plans!

If there is a hardship paying your tuition, please speak to Laurie.  We are here to help.

How Do I Pay Online?

It’s easy!  Go to the home page of this website, and click on Online Giving.  You will set up an account for your family there, with a private password.  Make sure you keep a record of your password.  As well as paying for SOR online, you can also sign up for your weekly giving, and special ministry donations.  You can access your account at any time, and make changes.  This is a free service from your parish, and also frees up your personal time.  You no longer have to keep track of envelopes, checks, donations, etc.