Religious Education Online Registration

Welcome to the St. Aloysius Religious Education Program. Our online registration system is open to Parishioners of our Parish. If you are not yet a Parishioner, you must first become one by filling out the online form for new Parishioners on the home page of our website.

If you are a Parishioner, please follow these steps. Returning families please go straight to step 2.

  1. Open this document New user account creation in ParishSoft.  Once you complete this step, proceed to step 2.  For a direct link to the ParishSoftfamilysuite website, click here but name sure you have read the instructions first because there is key information in it.
     
  2. Open the online registration document to the right or click here. Returning families you will use the same user name and password you created last year.  If you cannot remember your username please email Directorreligioused@starcc.comI can no longer reset your password but I can provide you with the username and you can request a password reset yourself when trying to log in.  If you get completely stuck email me and I will reach out to our IT dept.  New families please follow the steps in this document. Note when you open the Religious Education Tab it will appear blank.  Look for the wording “My Education” and above that “Online Registration”.  The details explaining this and the rest of the steps can be found in the document.
     
  3. Parents of 1st graders or new parishioners to our program.  Please send us a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate if they were not baptized at St. Aloysius.  You can email it to DirectorReligiousEd@starcc.comIf we do not have a copy of their baptismal certificate they will not be placed in a class.
     
  4. When registering your child please select their grade and give your top three choices for day of class.  I will do my best to accommodate your first choice as long as we have Catechist to teach.  Grades 7 & 8 Marie Osterndorf will reach out to schedule your child's class but you must register them under their appropriate grade level.
     
  5. Registration will close on Aug 13thNOTE: If you have an unpaid balance from last year’s tuition you must pay it before your child can enroll.  
     
  6. Tuition is as follows: 

1 Child $325
2 Children same family $450
3 or more Children same family $575

Homeschool / remote option $25

All tuition must be paid at the time of registration. You can do so by going to the Parish website here and paying online with a credit card or you can mail a check to St. Aloysius Religious Education, 40 Maple Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

  1. Tuition Assistance families please complete the form found online and submit it to DirectorReligiousEd@starcc.com.

If anywhere along the way you have issue and have read all the instructions completely please email Danielle Sibilia at DirectorReligiousEd@starcc.com or call her 203-652-1171.

 

2021-2022 Religious
Education - FAQ’s

What are our learning options this year?

  • We are planning on having in person classes this autumn.  You may choose from Sunday 8:45am – 9:45am; Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
  • We are also offering a homeschool option.  This program will be different from years past, students and parents will be asked to sign an agreement stating that they will complete the lessons on a weekly basis and submit them to Danielle Sibilia at directorreligioused@starcc.com
  • At this time, we are not offering a remote or zoom option.

What is the tuition for this year?

  • 1 child = $325
  • 2 children = $450
  • 3 or more children = $575
  • Homeschool = $25 per child

What safety measures are we taking?

  • We will be following all Diocese of Bridgeport safety guidelines.  Specific details will be communicated to parents prior to the start of classes.

What if I don’t remember my username?

What if I don’t remember my password?

  • You can request a reset on the Parishsoft website using your username.

Can I register in person?

  • No, registration is done online only, but we are happy to walk you through it if you have difficulty following the online instructions or don’t have access to a computer.

What happens if I select a day at the time I register and then I find out my child has an extracurricular activity on that day?

What impact will the change in school start time have to our program?

  • We are aware that the public schools of New Canaan might change the school start time midyear.  Our program times will not change.

Will I be able to change my child’s day if the school start time change midyear?

  • No.  Classes are assigned at the beginning of the school year and will not be altered.

Does St. Aloysius offer transportation from school to Religious Education classes?

  • We are not involved in the coordination of transportation.  You must reach out to your individual elementary school to find out who the parent coordinator for your school is. 

What are the steps to register?

  • Check the parish website under Religious Education online registration.

Do I have to pay tuition at the time I register?

  • Yes.

If my child was baptized at St. Aloysius do you need their baptismal certificate?

  • No, only students who were baptized at another parish, not at St. Aloysius need to provide us with a copy of their baptismal certificate.

My child is in 8th grade do I still have to register them even though they were assigned in 7th grade to a Catechist and a day?

  • Yes, all students must be registered in our system regardless of grade.

We missed a year or more of Religious Education what do we do?

  • Religious Education starts in grade 1. If your child has missed that grade and they are currently going into 2nd grade, please sign them up for 1st grade Religious Education.
  • If you do not fall into the 1st grade category above, please email Danielle at directorreligioused@starcc.com or call 203-652-1171.