I understand that as a parent, we are the “primary educators” of our children in the ways of the faith (from the Baptismal Rite). It is the intention of the Religious Education/Faith Formation process to complement the religious education that takes place in the little church of the home. The parish provides a Religious Education Process to teach and enhance Catholic doctrine and values as well as to provide a peer faith community. Therefore, it is essential for my child/children to receive the most from the process. I also realize it is my responsibility to give support by:

  1. Regular Sunday Mass attendance with my child.
  2. Attendance at required parent gatherings.
  3. Volunteering

Knowing this, I wish to enroll my child (or children) and agree to perform and satisfy the responsibilities listed in the above statement by my signature below. I further understand that if there is a financial difficulty, it is my responsibility to inform Fr. Pierre or the Religious Education Director of the situation.

I understand that reasonable precautions will be taken to safeguard the health and safety of my child and that I will be notified as soon as possible in case of an emergency. In the event of any sickness or accident, I will not hold St. Steven’s, the Diocese of Phoenix or any program leader responsible.

I have or will participate in the Called to Protect Training required by the Diocese of Phoenix for all those active in Ministry.

I give permission for my child’s image, print or video to be used in parish and diocesan publications or websites.