PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTED BELOW REGARDING REGISTRATION
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, and to put your minds at rest, we want to assure you that your child/ren will be moved up to the next Level for the 2020/2021 year. Level’s 2 & 7, and Older Sacrament classes for 2019/2020 Faith Formation year will be contacted as to when Sacraments will be celebrated.
We have revised and simplified the St. Sylvester Faith Formation Program so that it will be more manageable and yet still meaningful for all involved, Catechists, students, and their families. As school districts are moving forward with plans for the school year, it has become clear to us that parents and students may be challenged by the newness of what lies ahead. This combined with parents changing work situations has caused us to take another look at the Faith Formation Program we are offering and how we can be more accommodating to all.
Here is the revised and simplified Faith Formation Program for 2020-2021 Year for Levels 1 through 7!
¨ Arrangements will be made for a curbside pickup of the materials (books, calendar, etc.) needed for each of your children so they can work from home.
¨ There will be 4 virtual meetings on the Zoom platform, for the year, that we ask students to try their best to attend (with the help of a parent). So, for example, if you registered your child for a Level 5 class on Mondays at 4:30 p.m., your child’s class will be held four (4) times virtually on 4 specific Mondays at 4:30 p.m. according to the Level 5 Calendar. If you registered your child for Level 3, 4 or 5 Home Taught the virtual; meetings will be held on Saturdays according to the Home Taught Level 3, 4 or 5 calendars. Level 1 will be Home Taught and have four (4) virtual meetings on specific Saturdays according to the Level 1 calendar.
¨ The calendar will not begin until Monday, November 30, 2020 to give everyone time to adjust to the school schedules, etc. and will end in May.
¨ Parents with children who have special needs!
Parents, for students who are in the Individualized Faith Formation Program or whose needs would make it difficult to stay focused virtually, we will work directly and individually with you to accommodate your child’s needs. Please go ahead and register your child for the next Level in the Individualized Faith Formation Program. If you have questions, please email [email protected]
For more information or if you have questions, please email [email protected]
If you have already registered your child, we hope this will make life a little easier. If you have not yet registered your child, the hope here is that with this more accommodating schedule, you will now reconsider registering them.
We hope that you and your families are well, safe and staying hopeful. We have been keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during these past months.
All children must be registered each year, including those attending a Parochial school and Confirmation Candidates. Any first time registrants and those who have attended another parish for Faith Formation, please call 631-475-4506 x:118.
Please note that a baptismal certificate is required for all first time registrations. Those who have attended another parish’s Faith Formation Program, please email [email protected] with a letter of completion on that parish’s letterhead indicating years attended.
Registration fees for the 2020/2021 Faith Formation year are as follows:
Fees for Levels 1-7:
- $115 for 1 child
$140 for 2 children
$160 for 3 or more children
All fees include books.
* Level 2 additional fee, please add $55 for each child.
** Level 8 fee, $95 per child.
Catholic School families please click here to be directed to the Holy Angels page on this website.
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When beginning online registration, please be sure to have your Family ID Number. This number may be found on either your contribution envelope or on the student information for registration sheet you received via email in the upper right hand corner.
Your Family ID Number WILL be needed when registering your child. If you do not have your Family ID Number, please contact the Faith Formation office for your number.
Please be sure to complete each field that has a RED asterisk. Any field with a RED asterisk that is not complete, will not process.
When choosing the class, please choose the day & time that corresponds to your child’s formation level next year. The student information for registration sheet you received gives you your child’s current formation level.
Please note that space is limited. Registration is first come, first served. Any additions to a class that has reached capacity will be made on a case by case basis and at the sole discretion of the Faith Formation Director.
If you would like a particular catechist, please register early.
If the Parish needs to be aware of any legal issues, please call the Faith Formation Office at 631-475-4506 x:118.
Please continue to utilize the Family Resource Page on the Parish website. You can access the page by clicking this link www.stsylvesterli.org/family-resource-page or visiting the Parish website at www.stsylvstrerli.org. Hover over Faith Formation and click on Family Resource Page. Under Loyola Press, you'll see helpful information for families as well as other information that you may find useful. Level's 2 and 7, look at the links on the Family Resource Page as well as at the top of your child's calendar for the website that you can access videos for your child to watch. We’ll be updating the Family Resource Page with more helpful information.
Mass will still be continued to be offered weekly from St. Sylvester on the parish website with Fr. Suglia. Join fellow parishioners virtually to celebrate. See the Sunday Connection link on the Family Resource page on the parish website to prepare your family for mass or sign up with Franciscan Media to receive a weekly newsletter.
Please know that we are here for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] .
Let us pray for one another, during these unprecedented times, for those suffering from COVID-19, their families and health care providers. Let us pray and remain hopeful that this will pass quickly.
Fran Mike and Terése
Please click here to register children in Levels 2-8 for the 2020/2021 Faith Formation year.
Level 1 Registration
Please click here to register your child for Level 1 for the 2020/2021 Faith Formation year.