2019-2020 Religious Education Enrollment

Do you need to enroll your child(ren) for Sacrament Formation in 2019-20?

If you missed the registration period for the 2019-20 session, please contact Karla Melgar for space availability.  Karla can be reached by phone Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by email: [email protected].

Important information about our program:
  -  The St. Paul Religious Education Program is for Preschool through 12th grade.
  -  Sacramental preparation takes 2 years. (First Communion and Confirmation)
  -  Classes start in the fall and coincide with the school year: August 2019 through May 2020

Religious Education Elementary Program is for grades PreK-6:
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), for children 3-6 years old, will have class:
      Tuesday Afternoon from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
K-6 Religious Education classes will take place:
      Sunday Morning from 8:40 to 9:50 a.m.
      Tuesday Afternoon from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
      Tuesday Evening 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Confirmation preparation for youth begins in 7th grade. Must be younger than 18 years old. Those 18 or older may enroll with the Adult RCIA Program. Confirmation classes will take place:
     Wednesday Afternoon from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
     Wednesday Evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC), also known as Children’s Catechumenate, is a process designed to prepare children, who have reached the age of seven, and their families for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). If your child has been baptized in another Christian Church, we will not baptize her/him again, but will welcome her/him into the Catholic Church with a Profession of Faith.


New families in any Religious Education Program, who were not Baptized at St. Paul Parish, must turn-in a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate to enroll.  In the event that you do not have the certificate, a copy must be obtained from the child’s church of Baptism.

All returning families will need to enroll your children again and pay for the new year.  Class sizes are limited and enrollment is based on first come first served. 

The cost for the program is as follows:
      1 child $80.00
      2 children $135.00
      3 or more children $155.00

In Addition, a $40 Sacramental fee will be assessed for each student in Year II formation.  If the student needs preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion or RCIC formation, this fee covers additional materials and supplies.

We encourage parents to volunteer for the program as a catechist, aide or substitute catechist.  We depend on volunteers to make our program successful.  Training is available and a discount may be awarded.  Ask about details at the time of enrollment.

If you have any questions or a conflict in your schedule, please contact Karla Melgar to set up an appointment with her at [email protected] or by phone 913.764.0323 ext. 103.