Religious Education Registration

PSR Registration Processing will temporarily close starting on Friday, August 30.  Any registrations submitted after this date will be processed after September 10. we will make every effort to place children before the second week of PSR on September 15 and 16.

 

Registration for Saint Brigid Religious Education programs for 2019-2020 began on Monday, March 4, 2019.  Registration for Pre-k through Fifth grade is ongoing.  Please submit completed registration forms to the parish office.  We place children on a first come, first served basis.  All volunteer catechists (teachers) receive priority placement.  Some pre-k and elementary classes have begun to fill and to be considered closed. Contact the coordinators of each program for specific information!

Saint Brigid Religious Education offers a traditional formation program for Pre-K 3-year olds through 5th grade (PSR), middle school (EDGE) and high school (Life Teen) students.

Also offered is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) for children 7 to 17 years of age who have not received either the Sacraments of Baptism in a Catholic church, First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.

Reception of Sacraments

Traditional Ages

  • Baptism – Infant
  • First Reconciliation and First Eucharist – 2nd grade
  • Confirmation – 10th grade

Rite of Christian Initiation

(An interview is required with RCIC registration)

  • Unbaptized – 7 to 17 years of age or
  • Baptized non-Catholic – 7 to 17 years or
  • Baptized Catholic and did not receive First Eucharist in 2nd grade – 3rd grade to 17 years of age

Parent Participation

Parents are the primary teachers of their children’s faith and educate by example and instruction.  It is the mission of Saint Brigid Religious Education to be source of support and guidance to parents.  Our Parish School of Religion (PSR) and Adult Education offices have many resources available to assist you on your journey as parents to share the Catholic faith with your children.  Full participation in Saint Brigid Religious Education includes the following:

  • ATTENDANCE AT WEEKLY SUNDAY MASS AND HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
  • Attendance at all RE classes
  • Participation in group service projects.
  • Family prayer recommended: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, Evening Prayer and Benediction on Wednesday evenings – all in the Chapel.

Registration Policies

All student families must be registered Saint Brigid parishioners. Registration forms are available on our website and parish office. Only COMPLETED forms will be accepted. One form per student. Registration forms are to be returned only to the parish office. Student placement is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Class Start dates, schedules, announcements and all communications take place in the bulletin, our website, email and the BNN. Please check the bulletin regularly. All dates and times are subject to change. Completed registration forms must include Parish Registration, if not on file, and the following document attached:

Parish School of Religion (PK3-5th grades)

  • PSR Registration Form
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate
  • Special Needs Assessment form – if applicable
  • optional – past record of parish or catholic school religious education

2nd Grade – First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (In addition to PSR or Catholic School enrollment)

  • First Reconciliation / Eucharist Registration Form
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate
  • Verification of First Grade Catholic Religious Education

EDGE (6th-8th grades)

  • EDGE Registration Form
  • Annual medical release form

Life Teen (9th-12th grades)

  • Life Teen Registration Form
  • Annual Medical Release form

Special Needs Program

  • Special Needs Assessment Form — Age 3 to 10
  • Special Needs Life Teen / EDGE Program Form — Age 11 to 21

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children)

  • If Baptized – Baptismal Certificate or Letter
  • Interview

Confirmation (9th-10th grades)

  • Confirmation Registration Form
  • Baptismal & First Eucharist Certificate
  • Verification of two years Catholic Religious Education

Barbara Kratz

bkratz@saintbrigid.org

678-393-0060 ext:126

Parish School of Religion
& First Communion Coordinator

Susan Dorner

susandorner@gmail.com

678-393-0060 ext. 709

Special Needs PSR Coordinator (Ages 3 to 10)

Donna Ortiz

dortiz@saintbrigid.org

678-393-0060 ext:129

EDGE Coordinator/Special Events/Hospitality

Rev. Mr. Leo Gahafer

lgahafer@saintbrigid.org

678-393-0060 ext:104

Deacon - Pastoral Associate & Adult Education & RCIA and Confirmation Coordinator

Tricia Borah

tborah@saintbrigid.org

678-393-0060

Special Needs Youth Ministry Coordinator