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Religious Education

St. Lawrence Parish Religious Education

Religious Education Office 203-929-8421

Karen O'Keefe - Religious Education Coordinator


St. Lawrence Religious Education
505 Shelton Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484     
(203) 929-8421 

                                                                                                July 31, 2020

Dear Parents,

Enclosed please find the registration materials for the upcoming 2020/21 Religious Education Program.  At St. Lawrence our goal is to partner with parents in helping children to know and love Jesus and their Catholic faith. 

Although we do not know how long COVID-19 will continue to alter our lives, we feel it is necessary to begin our registration process while keeping the safety of your children as a priority.   As we wait for the church and school leaders to set directives for the fall, we feel it is best to start off our program this year as a “home study” program along with on-line guidance and possible ZOOM meetings through the year.  Keeping the current circumstances in mind, tuition has been discounted by $50 per family. Since we are working on a delayed schedule, book pick-up will take place in early October.  At that time you will receive "home study" program details and a schedule.  I will continue to keep you updated via email.

Prior to September 1st - 1 child-$150,  2 children-$250,  3+ children-$300
After September 1st (w/late fee) - 1 child-$175,  2 children-$275,  3+ children-$325

We continue to accept major credit cards for on-line tuition payments. 

Go to our parish website, and click on the "Online Giving" box.  Choose your payment amount and be sure to choose Religious Ed 2020/21 as your Fund.   Fill in your info and submit.   Be sure to send a copy of your payment confirmation (that is sent to your email) along with your registration form to the Rel Ed Office.

We are conscious of the additional stress associated with the pandemic, mentally, emotionally and financially.  If you are unable to pay the tuition in full at this time, we ask that you pay at least half by September 1st and the balance will be billed in November. 


(1) A registration form must be completed for each family every year.  Complete the registration form, sign the back and include payment.  Return in the envelope provided by September 1st.
(2) Be sure to include an email address that you regularly check.
(3) If you are enrolling a child for the first time, you must complete the info on the back side of the form and enclose a copy of the child's baptismal certificate if baptized at a church other than St. Lawrence.
(4)  Payment in full is expected at time of registration.  A minimum of half payment must be returned in order for a book to be ordered for your child(ren). 
(5)  Families who are registering students as transfers from another program must include a letter documenting their consistent attendance, grades completed and sacramental dates.

Home schooling your child for religion may be a blessing for your family.  You never know, it could work well for your schedule and you might personally grow more in your own faith!

Blessing to all - be safe and stay healthy.

Karen O'Keefe
Religious Education Coordinator




Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for the safety of the children and their families, we are offering a "home study" program for our students this year instead of the usual classroom setting. Students will be held accountable for program completion by completing their workbook at home with parent supervision and handing in completed unit tests on a timely basis to the Religious Education Office. The Religious Ed Office will be available for on-line guidance and virtual meetings through the year.  Student books, program procedures and schedule will be available at the start of the program in early October to those that complete the registration process.  You will be contacted via email with a book pick-up date in late September.

May God keep you and your loved ones healthy as we all do our best to deal with this pandemic


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