St. Mary of Sorrows Faith Formation


St Mary of Sorrows will offer In-Person Classes for Religious Education in grades K-6th for the next academic year. We will follow cleaning protocols in the classrooms recommended by local and Diocesan guidelines for schools.

Families who home school for all subjects, full-time, may home school for Religious Education during sacramental year, Grade 2.

If your child is 7 years old or older and has not been baptized or has not received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion; we have a class designed for them; Rite of Christian Initiation for Children aka RCIC!  Please contact Aida Willis for information about this class.

Registration Forms
Families need to be registered as Parishioners to participate in Religious Education. If you have not registered your family in the Parish; please use this Parish Registration Form.

Participation in Religious Education classes in first and second grades is required. Children receive the Sacraments in the spring of their second-grade year, however if they are in grades 3-6, they will be placed in the RCIC class (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) to prepare for receiving the Sacraments.
If your child needs the sacrament of Baptism, please email the Director of Religious Education; Aida Willis, to schedule a call regarding next steps.

Please submit:
Copy of Baptismal Certificate
Copy of Birth Certificate
Completed First Holy Communion Registry Form

Online Registration process:
New families, please have ready to upload your child’s Baptismal Certificate and their Birth Certificate.
Once you submit your completed registration, you will receive a welcome email from Parish Giving with directions to login to your religious education account. From here, you will be able to pay and select a class for your child.

We Need You – To Be a Catechist!

We rely on our wonderful volunteer Catechists to teach the children. Please consider volunteering so that every class will have a Catechist and an Aide. The Religious Education Fee is waived for parents or a grandparent who volunteers to serve as a Catechist. Training is provided! For more information, please email Aida Willis, Director K-6 Religious Edu. God Bless you!

Thank you!

For more information, please email