Frequently Asked Questions

When is registration taking place, and what is the process?

Registration for religious education classes for the 2020-2021 catechetical year will be open from July 27th until August 27th.  This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, registration will be done differently.

The Registration Packet contains all the information regarding registration, including the forms, class information, and the process for registration.  Please refer to the "INSTRUCTIONS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION" in the registration packet for detailed information on how to complete and submit your child's registration for religious education for the 2020-2021 catechetical year.  

How early can a child begin attending classes in the Religious Education Program?

A child can begin attending classes as early as first grade.

What days do you offer religious education classes?

Classes are offered on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:45 am.  Students attend one day per week.  All of our classes have size limits and will close when they reach full capacity.

What classes are offered on each class day?

Please see the "Class Days and Information" page under the Registration tab for more information.

What needs to be submitted when registering my child for religious education classes?

The following documents need to be scanned IN ONE FILE (.pdf format) and submitted to the registration email for processing:
  • Completed Registration Form   (one per student)
  • Completed “Requirements and Commitment Statement” and signed by the parent
  • Copy of the child’s Baptism certificate  (if first time registering or not yet previously submitted)
  • Copy of an official photo I.D. of the father and the mother of the child
    • (if the student attended classes here in 2019-2020, one parent’s I.D. will be sufficient)
  • Copy of the confirmation/receipt of payment from the Square Online Portal for the tuition/fees
Please refer to the "INSTRUCTIONS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION" in the registration packet for detailed information on how to complete and submit your child's registration for the religious education classes.

Who can submit the forms to register a child in the program?

One of the parents must complete, sign, and submit the forms and all necessary documents in order to complete the process of registering their child in the program.  Registrations will not be accepted or processed through third parties (i.e. grandparents, relatives, friends, etc.).

How will I know which class day my child was registered for?

Once all registration documents have been received and the registration has been processed, the parent will receive an email confirming their child's class day. 

When is the first day of class?

After the registration has been processed, the parent will receive an email with the Welcome Packet containing the calendar indicating the first day of class.  If the child is in the second year of preparation for a sacrament, the Welcome Packet will also include other important information for the start of the year, such as the Basic Prayers as well as the Confirmation Service requirement.

Can I change my child's class day after I complete the registration?

Per the policy in our Religious Education Handbook, "[o]nce classes for the catechetical year begin in September, NO changes will be allowed to a child's day."  A change in class day may be made during the month of August, provided that there is availability.  We do recommend that parents register their child(ren) as soon as possible, as classes on a given day do close once they reach full capacity.

What is the tuition associated with religious education classes?

For one child, the tuition for religious education classes for the entire year is $120.00.  The complete table breaking down the costs for additional children and sacramental logistics can be found in the "Registration Packet."

How do I make the payment for the tuition?

Payment of the tuition and fees for this catechetical year will be made online via the program's Square Online Portal:  A copy of the confirmation/receipt of payment needs to be sent with the registration.  Please refer to the "Registration Packet" for complete information on how to make your payment online.

How long is the preparation for First Communion or Confirmation?

Per the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Miami, in order for a child to celebrate First Communion or Confirmation, at least two consecutive years of religious education is required.  The preparation for First Communion begins in second (2nd) grade at the earliest, and the preparation for Confirmation begins in seventh (7th) grade at the earliest.  However, the program also offers continuing faith formation classes. 

What are continuing faith formation classes?

Continuing faith formation classes afford children the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the faith and to continue to grow in their relationship with Christ.  Religious education is a continuous process that does not end with the reception of the sacraments.  In the same way that children continue going to school as they progress through each grade level, they should also continue their religious education and build on their faith.  Children can begin attending continuing faith formation classes as early as first grade.  After First Communion, parents are strongly encouraged to continue their children's faith formation in the religious education program.

What other opportunities do you offer for my child?

Children are also given different opportunities to become involved in the life of the parish community by participating in one of our ministries, such as Altar Servers, Music Ministry, and Youth Group.  There is no cost involved to participate in a ministry.  More information on these and other ministries can be found under the "MINISTRIES" tab.

Due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus, the ministries are not currently meeting or holding activities at the parish.  The parish will follow the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Miami as to when ministry activities can resume.

My child has not yet been baptized.  What is the process?

Children seven (7) years of age and older who have not been baptized are considered catechumens.  The situation of each catechumen will be evaluated on an individual basis when the parents come to register.  In general, children need to attend religious education classes for at least two years (three years in some cases) prior to being baptized.  If a child is under seven (7) years of age, the parents should contact the Parish Office for additional information.

How many absences can my child have?

In a sacramental preparation year, students are allowed up to five (5) absences in the year.  There are no excused or unexcused absences.  This guideline does not apply to students attending for continuing faith formation only.

If my child needs to miss a class, can he/she make it up by attending a different day?

No.  There are no make-up classes. 

If I have additional questions, how can I contact the office?

The best way to contact the religious education office is by sending an email to:  There will also be certain days and times when the catechetical leaders will be available via telephone to answer any questions.  We will post these days and times shortly.

Please refer to the "Registration Packet" for additional information and the registration forms and documents that need to be submitted.