Student Registration/Becoming at Catechist

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

2018-19 School of Religion Registration

In-person registration days have ended.  Please contact Laurie Vitek at 770-654-9707 or email:  saintpauldre@gmail.com for information on how to register your child for Fall.  Thank you!

Classes begin September 5 for Wednesday session and September 9 for Sunday session.

All families should be registered parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  If you are not registered and still desire classes, there will be an additional fee of $50.  We will be checking for parish registration.

Registration Fees:  $40/per child, with a maximum of $100 per family

Sacrament Fees:  First Holy Communion, Year 2:  Additional $20;  Confirmation Year 1:  Additional $20.

Payments:  We require a deposit at registration.  You may pay your fees by cash,  personal check or on your Online Giving account.  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.

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

Click Here to Pay Religious Education Tuition Online

The following forms are your Registration Packet.  Please print and complete in your preferred language.  Please keep the Parent Letter and Handbook for your records, and read them carefully.  It is important to print and sign the parent permission slip, too:

SOR Registration Form English

SOR Registration Form SPANISH

Parent Permission Slips English

Parent Permission Slips Spanish

Parent Info Letter and Handbook – English

Parent Info Letter and Handbook – Spanish

Calendar 2018-19 English

Calendar 2018-19 Spanish

 

Parish Phone App:  It is important that all parents and/or students sign up for our parish app, 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.  This is a great communication tool for us!  This service is free.  Please take a few seconds to sign up.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child?

  • The tuition cost for each student is $40 per child, with a maximum of $100 per household family.  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.
  • First Communion and Confirmation Year 1 students will also pay an additional $20 for special materials they need.
  • 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.
  • We have 3 different ways to pay; cash, check or online.

When Are the Classes?

  • SOR Sessions are on Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm, or Sundays 11:05 am-12:20 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, following 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.

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!

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.