Registration / Tuition

Children's Faith Formation


 

April 2019

Dear Parent:

WELCOME to St. Walter Children’s Faith Formation Program! We are excited to have you join us. The following forms are provided in this packet to assist you in registering your child(ren) in our program.

Enclosed are the following:

  • General Registration Form. This form provides the information needed for our records. If enrolling a child new to the program, please provide copies of sacramental certificates. Parents have the option of selecting the traditional classroom program on Tuesdays or the WeGrow Faith@Home program. Please read carefully and complete ALL sections of the Registration Form.
  • WeGrow Faith@Home--making the home the heart of faith formation. We are excited to announce that the previous FCC (Family Centered Catechesis-Home Program) is now called WeGrow Faith@Home to better describe the true intention of this program—to help FAMILIES grow in faith TOGETHER at home. Families participating in this program will meet once per month—either on a Sunday morning followed by 10:30am Mass, or on a Wednesday evening. Families gather together for an opening prayer/activity, then children go to their grade level classes to complete their first session of the unit, while parents stay with the leader for a presentation on the unit theme. Then at home, the parents guide their child through the lesson using parent-friendly materials. Parent friendly, flexible, and engaging!
  • Tuition Payment: To help keep our expenses down, we request that you submit payment in full with your registration. We understand that sometimes family financial situations make this difficult. Families are asked to contact the Faith Formation Office to discuss other payment options if this is the case. In addition to cash or check, you may now pay online using our Online Giving link at https://osvonlinegiving.com/4425/ Paying online allows you to pay your tuition in full using a credit card/debit card! Any financial concerns should be directed to Valerie DellaPenna. Please know that no family will be turned away because of financial need.
  • Parent Volunteer Form. This program relies on the generosity of adults to share their time and love of their Catholic faith with our parish’s children. All training and formation is provided to help you succeed as a catechist, assistant, or other volunteer. Please join us in this important ministry!
  • Parent Guide for Understanding & Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parent Guide for Internet Safety for Children & Teens
  • Acknowledgement Form. This form MUST be signed and returned with registration forms.

May this year be a blessed and enriching experience for your family’s faith journey! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or concerns.

Blessings,

Valerie A. DellaPenna
Director of Children’s Faith Formation
valeried@stwalterchuch.com 630-894-5880 x3019



New Registration

  • All families must be registered parishioners.
  • Photocopies of Baptismal and Eucharist certificates (if applicable) are required. No child is allowed to begin classes until this requirement is fulfilled or granted an extension by the director.
  • If transferring from another parish, a letter stating the status of your child’s catechetical formation would be helpful.
  • Placement will occur on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Families that have moved into the area during the school year will be given individual consideration.

Regular Registration

For families currently enrolled in the program, the procedure is as follows.

  • Registration information for the upcoming year will be available in mid-April.
  • Parents must complete the registration form.
  • Placements will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

CFF TUITION PAYMENTS

You will now be able to make your Children Faith Formation payments using a credit card or bank checking information.

The following are the detailed steps to establish a new Online Giving account and made these payments.

  1. Go to the St. Walter website:  www.stwalterchurch.com/
  2. Scroll down the right side of the Home page and locate "Online Giving"
  3. Click on #2 "Creat a New Account
  4. On the next page titled "Online Giving" cliick on #2 on the right side "Create a New Account".
  5. The the "Welcome " page clieck on ghe GREEN box to "Create you New Account"
  6. On the "New User Account Registration" page fill out the profile information (name, address etc) and click on the GREEN box "Enter Credentials"
  7. Continue to the "Credentials" page and create a User Name Password (confirm you password).
  8. Once User Name and Password are entered continue and confirm you are NOT a "robot" and clieck on the GREEN box that will "Create the Account".
  9. Continue to the "Payment" page and fill in your credit card or bank account information.
  10. If you want your payments to come from your bank checking/saving account then you muster enter your bank account and routing numbers. If using a credit card type in your credit card number in the PINK box and add the expiration date in the two small boxes below. Finally click on the GREEN box "Create Payments".
  11. Create your gift. Click on the drop down menu. Highlight and click on CFF Tuition. Choose from "Recurring" or "One Time". Insert a $ amount, starting date, and frequency of giving. Scroll down to the 'Gift Summary" and approve by clicking on GREEN box "Submiat GIft".
  12. Continue to the "Thank You" page.
  13. You will receive an email confirming that you have successfully set up your Online Giving account.

Tuition

The tuition and other fees cover a portion of the program expenditures. The parish subsidizes the remaining costs. Revenues are applied toward the cost of student books, Bibles, and other supplies used during instruction. If a child loses a book or Bible, the family must pay for a replacement.

All families are expected to pay the tuition and other fees. However, no child will be denied religious education due to financial difficulties. Families should contact the director in these matters. 
 

2019-20 Tuition Schedule (Before July 1, 2019)
1 student: $195.00
2 students: $245.00
3 or more students: $295.00

2019-20 Tuition Schedule (After July 1, 2019)
1 student: $235.00
2 students: $285.00
3 or more students: $335.00

Family Faith at Home Program
A $25.00 credit for each child enrolled will be applied to the cost of tuition.

Sacramental Fees
First Feconciliation/Eucharist/Confirmation: $45.00