Registration Is Open!
Welcome to the St. Paul of the Cross Catechesis Registration page! We thank you for being part of our Program!
All information and forms for Registering can be found on this page and its links. After these frequently asked questions – Please scroll through the entire page, to be sure to find all the Registration information!
Simple answer: We register because we are taught by Jesus that we are not just an individual, we are one in Him. He is the vine. We are the branches. Together we are the Body of Christ. Staying together is a verb, which requires an action. Keep your children in Community, register for Catechesis. Together we are stronger. At this time, we all need to be reminded of our center and ground in God. Religious Education is more important than ever! …pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith… Timothy 6: 11-12
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS TO KNOW WHEN REGISTERING?
We are not in the office – we are working remotely, we will let you know when we reopen for families to stop in.
- We continue to be available to you by email. If you need to speak with me, please send me your phone number.
- You may mail in your Registration form to:
- St. Paul of the Cross – Catechesis Office – 215 Ridge Terrace, Park Ridge, IL 60068
- If you drop off your Registration in 1 of 2 locations:
- In the Kinane Center (215 Ridge Terrace) mailbox (on the back of the right column)
- In the mailslot of the Rectory door (located off the Washington parking lot). Forms MUST be in an envelope addressed to CATECHESIS
- We are allowing electronic registrations along with online payments – please see the Tuition link below
- These are challenging times for us all and we thank you for your continued commitment to the religious education of your children.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE FALL?
We know that the Archdiocese of Chicago is complying with Governor Pritzker’s directives and with the recommendations of the CDC. Cardinal Cupich and the bishops of the Chicago Province (with the approval of state and local public health officials and civil authorities) have developed a Plan that includes procedures for all practices and cleaning procedures each parish and school needs to observe. These guidelines are being communicated to all parish staff. Here at St. Paul, Fr. Britto has formed a board to ensure the Cardinal’s directives will be executed in an efficient and organized manner. As we open buildings, the safety of our parishioners and students is a top priority.
As of now, we are anticipating having in-person (live) classes in the Fall with catechists following the new procedures for safety. And as always, we have many options from which to choose!
Regardless of whether we will have in-person classes in the Fall – we will also have virtual options for Directed Study and Faith First for those families that are unable to attend in-person.
Please be sure to read this entire Registration page carefully. If you are interested in being a catechist, please complete the Volunteer Form below This year, you have the ability to email us your registration and/or pay online with a credit card.
And if you would like to speak with me, simply email me your number at email@example.com
WHAT IF WE CAN’T HAVE LIVE CLASSES IN THE FALL OR AT SOME TIME DURING THE YEAR?
We are currently training in online teaching/learning options. If remote learning is required, classes will be created (for all our options) and structured for your children to grow in their faith while keeping in mind our families’ busy schedules (even at home!). And again, we will have two remote options for the Fall.
We will keep you informed about any move to online classes but please know, if we make that move, the classes will be as easy on your lives as possible!
Now please be sure to read all of the information below!
INFORMATION / INSTRUCTION Page
Includes Information Needed to Complete Registration Form (RF):
Registration Form (RF) Explanation
- Parent Information
- Child Information
- Required Signature
- Catechist Requests
- Receipt of Registration & Notification Email
- Class Dates
- Missed Classes
- PROGRAM CHOICE #’S (needed to complete RF)
TUITION, SACRAMENTAL FEES, LATE FEES AND DEADLINES Page
Includes the following Information:
- Sacramental Fees
- Late Fees
- New Families
- Waiting To Register
- Volunteer Tuition
- Non Parishioners
- Types of Payment Accepted – we’ve added a new payment option!
- Mailing Address / Office Location
- Returned Checks
REGISTRATION FORM (RF)
IF YOU ARE EMAILING THE RF – YOU HAVE TO SAVE IT FIRST – SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW (please do NOT send in google doc form)
Above is Fillable RF pdf link – Directions on how to use pdf:
- Click on the link, it will open the Registration Form
- You may now print the blank form and complete it by hand OR
- Type in the registration information
- If you’ve typed in the registration information you may now print it OR
- Save the form to your computer and print it later OR if using our new payment option for credit cards:
- Email the Registration Form to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and then make your payment on the Parish Donate page for Catechesis (Click Here for Catechesis online payment page) as full payment is expected with Registration unless other arrangements have been made.
If you opened the RF with a gmail account or in Chrome, you should be able to enter the information into the form and then click on the Download arrow (at the top right of your screen) and save it. In other types of emails or servers (i.e. Firefox) it will bring up the RF in a pdf file (i.e. Adobe). Type in your info and then save it by clicking on the file button (at the top left) then click Save As. After saving it you will be able to attach the file to your email!
Don’t have a printer? Printer issues? Email us and request that we leave a Registration Form in the mailbox for you to pick-up!
VOLUNTEER TO BE A CATECHIST (Teacher)!
Yes, We NEED volunteers for 2020-2021! We offer several different options for volunteering with full (teaching alone) waivers or partial (for team teaching) waivers – please see our Volunteer Form!
You are volunteering to teach a live classroom. If we move to remote learning, you will not be required to learn this form of teaching.
You do not need to be or have been a teacher by profession. You do need an open heart! And if you are a parent – you are already a teacher! Volunteers get everything you need – a teacher’s manual, lesson plans, support from a grade level coordinator and/or from the Director of Catechesis, from suggested websites, from our own Resource Room and from the office! If you are teaching a grade your child is in, you may choose to have your child in your class, or not, whatever works best!
To volunteer, just click on the fillabe Volunteer Form pdf link above and either print it out or type in your info and print out. You may also save your typed information to your computer and email it as an attachment to our office.
INCOMING 6th, 7th & 8th GRADE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
All 6th, 7th & 8th Graders are required to perform service in preparation for Confirmation. Please see the Service page of our website for more information and to download forms.
WANT TO BECOME A PARISHIONER?
Are You NEW to St. Paul of the Cross… or are you interested in becoming a registered parishioner?
Fellow parishioners are waiting to assist in welcoming you to the St. Paul of the Cross Community!
We have New Parishioner Sunday (NPS) the first Sunday of each month (unless that Sunday falls on a holiday weekend). On NPS’s you may stop by any time from 8:30 – Noon in the Morello Parish Life Center (building with the gym).
Sign-up is simple and there is NO Cost nor Commitment when you sign-up. That day you will receive information about the groups and activities here at our parish. You will then be put on the Parish’s email and mailing list. All that is required is a desire to join our Parish!
Signing up for Catechesis does not automatically sign you up as a Parishioner – that’s why we have NPS’s! Nor does enrolling in Catechesis put you on the Parish’s email or mailing list.