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1 St Gall Faith Formation Schedule, Tuition, and Volunteer Form Striving to build the Kingdom of God, one Child at a time... Fee Policy for Faith Formation - Please register by June 30! Thank you for enrolling your student in the next step of Faith Formation. St. Gall requires parents to pay fees in order to help defray the costs involved in providing your children with faith formation. Total fees are DUE with your registration on or before AUG. 1, 2017 unless arrangements have been made for monthly payments. After Aug. 1, 2017 there will be a $35.00 late fee assessed for those registrations received and a $50.00 late fee for registrations received after Sept. 1, The late fee will not be assessed to new families joining the parish after Aug.1st provided fees are paid at time of registration. In circumstances of true need, St. Gall shall consider it an honor to provide financial assistance. All requests will be kept in the strictest confidence. We also have an Adopt-a-Student Program for those wishing to donate any of the following amounts below. Please know that no amount is too small and your generosity is greatly appreciated. FAMILY NAME Liturgy of the Word for Children (3-4 yr. old) Free! One Child Grades K-9 $ Two Children Grades K-9 $ Three or more Children $ CATECHISTS, AIDES AND VOLUNTEERS Thank you! Name Grade Day/Time Catechists & Aides No Tuition Fee All Catechists & Aides MUST attend weekly Mass and work towards Catechist Certification TUITION FEES Number of children/teens to enroll this year Total Fees LATE FEES: After August 1st $35 and after September 1st $50 Outdoor Safety & Office Assistants 30% off Tuition 1 $ $ or more $ All Outdoor Safety Volunteers MUST attend weekly Mass. All Volunteers MUST be certified with Protecting God s Children (PGC) before assisting in the Faith Formation Programs or to volunteer in any way including chaperone/drive to events or service projects. Please fill out the appropriate forms for trips and driving which can be found at the Faith Formation Office. All adults participating in the JOYFUL SUNDAYs program will need PGC certification. *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** We are interested in applying for financial assistance or making monthly payments, and we understand that all aid is based on regular, weekly Mass attendance. Please check box. All requests will be kept in the strictest confidence. Adopt a student! Can you contribute to the Adopt-a-Student Program which assists families facing financial difficulties? We are interested in donating to the Adopt-a-Student Program in the amount of: $5.00 $10.00 $25.00 $50.00 $ Other Donations *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** You registration is requested by June 30 to plan for programs. Total Tuition & Fees due by August 1st! $35.00 late fee assessed after Aug.1st $50.00 late fee assessed after Sept. 1st By registering your child, you give permission for any photographs taken during class time, youth ministry activities, service projects or retreats to be published on our web site, local newspapers, bulletin or posted on our bulletin board. If you do not grant permission, you must submit a written letter stating otherwise. ~ Over Please ~

2 Class Schedule Family Name *Please mark your preference of day and time. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability of Catechists and classes will be confirmed in September. (If a class in a session has less than 5 children, it will be cancelled. Please be prepared to enter your child into another session should this occur.) Please include each child s name on this form. Sunday Check Day/Time JOYFUL SUNDAYS: Twice a Month 8:30-11:30 am Student s Name(s) and Grade(s) (The new family program for families with children Grades Pre-K-7 that includes Mass.) Confirmation Grades 8-9: Twice a Month 5:00-7:30 pm (9th Grade Confirmation Class includes a parent and/or Sponsor. Includes Mass. 8th grade does not include a parent.) Tuesday Grades 1-5: Session 1 Weekly 4:30-5:45 pm Wednesday Grades 1-5 Weekly 4:30-5:45 pm Grades 6-7 Weekly 6:00-7:30 pm VOLUNTEERS Tuesday Grades 1-5 are based on enrollment and subject to cancellation. First Communion and Confirmation are 2-year programs. Students must be enrolled for both years for a Sacrament. EACH FAMILY IS ASKED TO VOLUNTEER IN AT LEAST ONE AREA. Our catechetical ministry to the young people of St. Gall focuses on 4 integrated components: Faith Formation, Service, Community/ Discipleship and Worship. Please indicate which area of interest you can assist with this year. We depend on our volunteers. You make our programs faith-filled and fruitful! You will be amazed by our kids! Any amount of time is appreciated! *Catechist *Catechist Aide (FREE TUITION!) (Grade) (Day/Time) *Catechist Substitute Vacation Bible School **Outdoor Safety Volunteer *Liturgy of the Word for Children 3-4 yr. olds Youth Ministry Adult Team Prayer Partner (receive s and pray!) 1st Comm. Reconciliation Retreat 1st Comm. Parent Mtg 1st Comm. Retreat (April) Family Mass and Dinner Team MS Grade Retreats/Events HS Events Confirmation Retreat Good Samaritans Coordinator Youth Ministry Events/Road Trips Office help during class time: Tuesday* 4:30-5:45pm Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm Other times you can help? *Subject to enrollment. *All Catechists/Aides MUST attend weekly Mass and agree to attend at least 2 classes per year towards certification in the Diocese of Rockford. Training and support will be provided so that both you and the children in your class have the best faith learning experience possible! We have in-service training on days that students do not attend class. Please check your calendars! **All Outdoor Safety Volunteers MUST attend weekly Mass. CATECHIST/AIDES/VOLUNTEERS POTLUCK - August 30-6:30-8PM All Volunteers MUST be certified with Protecting God s Children (PGC) before assisting in the Faith Formation Programs or to volunteer in any way including chaperone/drive to events or service projects. Please fill out the appropriate forms for trips and driving which can be found at the Faith Formation Office. All adults participating in the JOYFUL SUNDAYs program will need PGC certification. OFFICE USE ONLY Ck# Form Received Reg. # Date Amt Paid Amt Due Fund #2 Fund #3 Fund #6 Fund #7 Fund #9 Fund #11 Amount Due Paid in Full

3 St. Gall Faith Formation Family Renewal Form Family Name Date Mom Name Dad Name Volunteer Name(s) Catechist Y or N Gr. Aide Y or N Gr. Volunteer Y or N Day/Time Children s Names and Grades Catechist/Aide Name Grade Day/Time Home Address Phone Father s Cell Mother s Cell Home Phone Other Father s Mother s Preferred Contact Preferred Contact Other Preferred All s Preferred My child can be picked up by: An is required prior to pick up time for us to release your child(ren) to anyone other than a parent. Signature Print Name Emergency Contact Relationship Emergency Phone Number Additional Information Please provide medical and liability information for each child separately. Medical/Liability forms are necessary for all trips, service projects or retreats. A new form is needed for each event off campus or on-campus retreats. There is a form you can obtain at the beginning of the school year to be used for multiple events. Protecting God s Children Certificates are necessary for all Catechists, Aides, volunteers, chaperones, drivers and anyone over 16 years old participating in any program including families in the JOYFUL SUNDAYS PROGRAM. Drivers forms and other documents are needed for those who volunteer to drive anyone other than their children under 18 yr. old to an event off campus. Office Use: Father PGC Mother PGC Grandmother PGC Grandfather PGC Sibling over 16-Name Sibling over 16-Name

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5 MAY - AUGUST 2017 EVENTS May 13 Fried Chicken Dinner Cake Wars! Family Mass and St. Gall Dinner 5:30pm fried chicken dinner in the Hall after the 4:30pm Mass. CAKE WARS at 6pm! Bring supplies to decorate your 9x12 cake with either theme: The Resurrection or the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. Register to compete or just come to judge cakes and pick the winner! WHERE MARY S GARDEN GROWS 7pm MAY CROWNING procession with First Communion students to the St. Francis Garden. Bring annuals to be planted by our new statue of Mary at the new Church location. Let s make her home beautiful! Graduation Mass May 28 11:00 a.m. 8th grade and 12th grade students will receive a special blessing at this Mass. Gifts for students are in the Hall! RSVP to FF/YM office for your student s recognition at Mass and reception! PILGRIMAGE WALKS! June 11 and June 25 Sunday, June 11, before the dedication Mass at 3pm, we will begin our walk from the Shannon Street location at 2pm to the new Church on Hughes Road as a sign of our journey from one sacred place to another. It takes approximately 20 minutes and should give us plenty of time to get a seat for Mass. Sunday, June 25, after the 3pm Farewell Mass, we will have a barbeque at Shannon Street. After the barbeque, Father DiTomo will carry the Holy Eucharist to its new home, as we process from Shannon Street to the new Church at Hughes Road. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June from 9am-12pm MARVELOUS MYSTERY The Mass comes ALIVE! For Kindergarten to 5th grade. 5th grade and up can be Mystery Leaders! $25 per child. Volunteers are needed for everything from decorating to station leaders. to get more information. See the bulletin board for forms. CATECHISTS & AIDES NEEDED! Come and see how easy being a Catechist or Aide can be at our pre-requisite classes: June 6 - Catechist & the Learner from 6:30-8:30pm and June 7 - Tools of the Catechist from 6:30-8:30pm. Road Trip to St. Michael s Church and Lincoln Park Zoo For all ages! June 27, 2017 Leave Elburn with the 9:25am train (Train fare each way $8.50 or less) Taking the Metra, the L and walking! (Train fare each way $3 or less) Free admission to the Zoo/ Conservatory Lunch and dinner at the Zoo/ Conservatory Return on the train; arrive home around 7:30pm Visit historic St. Michael s Church in Old Town where we will attend Mass and tour the Church. Lunch at the Lincoln Park Zoo and a visit to the butterfly conservation garden in the Lincoln Park Conservatory! Open to the whole parish! Registration is necessary. Watch the bulletin and for more info! Teens 6th grade and up need forms without a parent. All families and parishioners are invited! Contact the office for more information about any of these activities. Check out our YM blog at tackleyourfaith.com. Great insights and fun facts! Submit your writing or artwork to Mrs. D. Donna Doherty, Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Faith Formation Office

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