Religious Education Registration

Welcome to the Religious Education program at St. Mary’s!

Registration for the 2024-2025 session has begun for both children’s catechism classes and Order of Christian Initiation for Adults/Teens sessions.

Paper registration forms will be available at the Parish Office.


Paper forms, along with the necessary documents, should be completed and returned to the Parish Office no later than August 1.

All the necessary documents for online registrations must also be received no later than August 1.

Registration for sacramental preparation will close on November 1st. Children joining the St. Mary’s Religious Education program after that date will begin their sacramental preparation the following year.

Adults and teens curious about becoming Catholic or renewing their Catholic Faith should visit the Adult Formation page.

For children and families with special needs, please visit our Resources for Families and Individuals with Special Needs.

Here you will find curriculum options and other resources to help make the Catholic Faith accessible to everyone.

Documents that will be required at the time of registration

Please review the list below carefully. All documents must be the originals, which will be immediately scanned/copied and returned.

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s Baptism certificate, if baptized
  • Certificates for any other sacraments that the child has received in the Catholic Church.
  • If your child has started their sacrament preparation at another parish, we will need a letter from that pastor to verify.
    • Baptized children who have not attended any formal catechism classes in the last two years will be placed in the Order of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children (OCIC) class.

Sponsor Requirements

Participants who will be receiving their Baptism or Confirmation during this year will need a sponsor who meets the following requirements:

  • The sponsor must be at least 16 years old, having received Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation, and if applicable, married in the Catholic Church.
  • In order to function as a role model and support the candidate, the sponsor must be a practicing Catholic, who fully participates in the sacramental life of the Church in living a full and active Catholic life.
  • The sponsor must be someone other than the mother or father of the candidate.Only one sponsor (godparent) is required, either male or female.
  • This information must be verified by the sponsor’s local pastor through a letter or email to the Religious Education Coordinator at St. Mary’s.

All sponsor information and documents must be received by October 30.