Religious Education Registration
The Religious Education Program is open to all parish children from preschool through twelfth grade. Registration forms are available in the parish office or online at sjtbre.org. During the month of August, forms are available in the gathering area of the church. All children grades K—12 should register, even if you intend to homeschool.
Children who wish to attend Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 30. Please contact the Coordinator of Religious Education if you would like to request an exception; exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.
Occasionally, we have enough catechists and students to be able to offer a preschool program for children who will be 4 years of age on or before September 30. Please understand that not all four year olds are able to sit for an hour of class. If the teacher should feel that your child is not quite ready, this is not a reflection on your child and we will be happy to have your child join our kindergarten class the following year.
Parents should fill out and sign one registration form per student and return the form, along with any required fees, to the parish office, or place it in the collection plate at Mass. Registration forms for children registering for grades two and eight who expect to receive First Holy Communion and Confirmation must have attached a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate, or the registration will not be accepted, thus delaying sacramental preparation. If your child will receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation next year, he or she must be registered in our program this year, even if you are planning to homeschool for religious education.
While the parish covers most of the expense of the Religious Education Program, a nominal registration fee is required to help defray costs. Checks should be made out to St. John’s Church and should accompany the registration form. Fees apply to students attending classes at church and all students in the second year Confirmation Preparation Class.
No one is turned away because they are unable to pay. Any parent who finds the registration fee to be a hardship should contact the Coordinator of Religious Education.