*My dd is going to be taking her religious ed classes within our new parish, that we joined several months ago. I didn’t sign her up last year at our previous parish, as I didn’t sense reverence at the mass, and thus as a family, we thought of changing parishes. Lo and behold we did, this year. That said, she is going to be confirmed next spring. I picked up a registration form yesterday after mass, and I couldn’t believe it…only $25 for the classes!
Back in PA, they were $65, and to me, it was a waste–while I loved the nuns who ran the program, they were seldom instructing the lessons, and you cannot even believe what some of the teachers were ‘teaching.’ :mad: Let’s just say, they were not teaching the Catholic faith as they should, seemed like they were watering down the message.
So…here’s the interesting thing. The parish I belong to now, is just blossoming. We don’t even have an actual church building yet! But, we are such a close knit group already…and it amazes me that religious ed is so inexpensive! Back in PA, and other parishes, the charges seemed higher, and the congregations were larger. I am taken aback, is all–in a good way. At first, I thought well, maybe this group of kids will be blended with another larger parish, but nope. I was told we are having our own religious ed classes! :extrahappy:
I just wanted to share that with you. Is just a head scratcher as to why fully formed parishes that have been ong standing in communities, are charging more than this one. :o*