Frequently Asked Questions (regular)

What are the dates and times of registration?

Please see the "Registration" page for the list of dates and times that the office is open for registration.

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.

Can I change my child's class day after I go in to register?

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 come in as soon as possible to register, as classes on a given day do close once they reach full capacity.

What needs to be brought in at the time of registration?

The "Registration Form" and "Requirements and Commitment Statement" need to be filled out completely and brought in to the Religious Education office, along with your payment.  These forms can be found in the Registration PacketIf it is the first time registering in the program, a copy of the child's Baptism Certificate is also required. 

What is the tuition associated with religious education classes?

For one child, the tuition for religious education classes for the entire year is $115 (cash or check).  The complete table breaking down the costs for additional children and sacramental preparation can be found in the "Registration Packet."

Who can go in to register a child in the program?

One of the parents must be present in the office 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 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.

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:  You are also welcome to come and see us during any one of our registration days.

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