The Mother Church of Trumbull

Religious Education

August 8, 2020                  LETTER TO FAMILIES 

We hope this email finds you all healthy, safe, and enjoying summer. Thank you for your patience as we review our program for the upcoming 2020-2021 St. Theresa Parish Faith Formation.    

As of today we are cleared to have classes, as the Trumbull public schools will re-open according to their calendar on Sept. 8, with their Hybrid plan.

OUR PLAN AHere are details of the protocol that we will be following when classes begin the week of Sept. 27.  

  • Please be assured that we are prepared to clean and disinfect all areas of the school, all classrooms and desks, before each CCD class each week and we have purchased special equipment—a professional disinfection machine to accomplish this. 

  • Everyone will wear masks and social distance will be the arrangement for seating. 

OUR PLAN B: In the event that there is a change and public schools do not re-open, then our plan is to go to the remote home study program details below.*  We will be ordering and distributing text books and assigning children to a class (including day and time).  Catechist will be assigned to each class. 

*Details for remote learning at home: 

  • Catechists will send weekly emails to parents with lessons and activities. 

  • Twice a month, on the day and time of scheduled class, the Catechists will lead Zoom class discussions for grades  4 – 9.  (At this level children will be expected to participate and give full attention to the Zoom classroom.)  These discussions will allow for further exploration of the topics reviewed at home and will focus on the current liturgical calendar 

  • Grades 1 – 3 Catechists will Zoom with parents only, twice a month.  And parents will supervise their children completing their assignments. 

  • More information will be sent out regarding Sacramental years. First Reconciliation is in second grade, First Holy Communion is in third grade, and Confirmation is in ninth grade. 

We have had an overwhelming response to our early discount registration, as people realized the positive effects of children’s socialization even amidst the challenges of today.  Classes are forming but we do need more catechists.    Please let us know if you are interested in teaching a class this year and if you have a grade preference. No experience necessary.  We will have training classes during this month.  Please feel free to reach out anytime with questions or concerns. Email or phone me 203-261-4706.

             

 Thank you and continued blessings for a safe and happy summer!   Joanne Durkin 

“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid.  All things are passing.  God alone never changes.  Patience gains all things.”   — St. Teresa of Avila 

*IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION FOR ENROLLING IN ST. THERESA SCHOOL : call 203-268-3236 

or see website:  www.sttheresaschooltrumbull.org 

Our Mission at Saint Theresa Religious Education is to assist parents, as primary educators, in fulfilling the promises you made at your child’s Baptism. You accepted the obligation to nurture your child in the Catholic Faith and help prepare and participate in the Sacramental life of the Church. As partners in this mission our goal is to help draw families into a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Download registration and pick up authorization forms in PDF or Word:

To remit payment online: Click here for our SECURE PAYMENT LINK (Input personal & bank information. Under “GIFT INFORMATION” choose the 3RD FUND in the drop down menu for RELIGIOUS ED 2020-2021 REGISTRATION

Registration Form 2020-2021 (WORD DOC)

Pick Up Authorization Form (WORD DOC)

Registration Form 2020-2021 (PDF)

Pick Up Authorization Form (PDF)

Adults seeking to receive Baptism, Confirmation, or Holy Communion are encouraged to enroll in our RCIA program.

Religious Education Staff

Office Phone: (203)261-4706

Joanne Durkin Director of Religious Education

Andrea Manco Virtus Coordinator

Jodi Angiolillo Volunteer Coordinator

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