To attend our Generations of Faith Program (Family Formation), you must be registered in one of our parishes. The Faith Formation program is designed to meet the catechetical needs of the children and families in Our Lady of the Valley & St Raphael parish community, therefore, all families should be registered and active members of the parish.
Registration of New and Returning Generations of Faith Families
Registration is now OPEN!
Registration forms can be picked up in the parish offices. Completed forms can be dropped off in the parish offices before August 30 Orientation.
$85.00/child $110.00/2children $135.00/3 children
Sacrament Process Fees
(Covers the cost of books, certificates and other materials)
Registration fees minus the $20.00 deposit fee per child are only refundable prior to the day Generations of Faith classes begin for students that transfer or drop out of the program.
A written request via mail or email is required for all refunds.
Financial hardships should never prevent a family from registering their children in the Faith Formation Program. Payment options are available for those who can substantiate a need to make payments to pay off the balance of their registration fees. Scholarship financial assistance is available for those who can demonstrate a true need. Most scholarships are available for only one year. For more information, contact the director of Faith Formation.
No child will be turned away because of financial reasons.
General Registration Information
POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Our Lady of the Valley and St Raphael Faith Formation program admit participants of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin and persons with disabilities to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to participants of our catechetical programs.
Students not baptized at Our Lady of the Valley and St Raphael must present a baptismal certificate when they initially register.
RCIC - RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITATION FOR CHILDREN
Unbaptized children, above the age of reason (usually age 7 through 17) normally prepare for initiation into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). For more information about this process contact the RCIC Coordinator:
Amelia M. Sury, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady of the Valley and St Raphael Faith Formation program presumes that both parents of a child or youth have equal access to the child or youth and program information, even in the case of a legal separation or divorce situation unless we are notified by parent(s) in writing and provided with official court documents stating the custody arrangements.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Parent contact information and alternate contact information must be provided on the registration form. In the event a child becomes ill or is injured during class, every effort will be made to contact the parents or guardians first. If parents cannot be reached in a timely manner, the alternate emergency contact(s) will be notified. If any of this information changes throughout the year, parents must inform the Faith Formation Office in writing, preferably via email.