Students registering for the first time at St. Richard Church must provide a copy of Baptism and First Eucharist certificates as appropriate if not received at St. Richard Church.
Enclose the total amount due (see registration fees). If you are able, please consider a donation to the scholarship fund to assist families unable to pay full registration fees.
Complete the volunteer opportunities form.
Submit registration packet completed in its entirety to Director of Religious Education.
Registration Fee Registration fee is $50 per child not to exceed $150 per family. This includes all textbooks and supplies. This does not include registration for any retreatsor transportation to or from any special events.
Please make all checks payable to St. Richard Catholic Church.
If your family would like to be considered for a scholarship, please contact the Director of Religious Education.
The following is a memorandum from:
James F. Gontis Director, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
As we are looking forward to being in-person for another catechetical year, and as Covid-19 and its variants continue to present challenges, the guidance from federal, state and local authorities varies and is ever-changing. Therefore, in order to avoid confusion, the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, is providing, below, instruction for parishes that are holding in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 catechetical/academic year. This plan aims to keep the protection and safety of our parish children foremost by mitigating exposure to the Covid-19 virus.
1. Acknowledgment Form: Each student must have this signed and dated by each student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) and on file at each parish. If a parent/guardian refuses to sign the Acknowledgment Form, the family may be offered a home-based catechetical plan. 2. Masks: All adults, teens and children are to be masked before and during an in-person instruction session and at dismissal until safely outdoors. A. A face mask, covering the mouth and nose, must be worn by all students, teachers, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, when inside our Catholic schools. B. Face masks are not required when: o Wearing a mask would cause a medical condition or exacerbate an existing one, including respiratory issues, mental health conditions or a disability. * In these cases, a face shield is recommended to be worn. o Engaging in an activity that cannot be performed while masked, like eating and drinking or playing a musical instrument. o Participating in athletic practices or events, whether indoor or outdoor. o The individual is under two (2) years of age. 3. Social Distancing: Desks or seating must be at least three feet apart. 4. Classroom or Instructional space: *Environment: Keep well ventilated to the greatest extent possible to circulate fresh air. *Seating Charts: Important for Covid-19 tracing if someone tests positive and was present at Parish Religious Education class or Parish Youth Ministry session. *Shared School classrooms: Do not change the desk or other furniture set up. 5. Educational and Hygienic Supplies: The parish or families should provide hand sanitizer and tissues; educational materials such as crayons, markers, paper products, etc. should not be shared. 6. Cleaning and Sanitizing Shared Space: Rooms, bathrooms, high traffic areas and any shared space is to be cleaned and sanitized after each Parish Religious Education or Youth Ministry session. For guidance, go to: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus 7. Monitoring Student Health: Parents/guardians should monitor their child’s health and not send a sick child to the Religious Education class or Youth Ministry session. 8. Tracing and Reporting: If a student or an adult volunteer tests positive for Covid-19 or a variant, immediately contact the local County/City Department of Health for guidance. 9. Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Schools Plan: For further guidance, please refer to the Diocese of Harrisburg’s Catholic Schools Re-Opening Plan Framework 2021-2022 for elements that may pertain to Parish Religious Education or Youth Ministry, see link below: 21-22 Diocesan Reopening Plan version 2 (hbgdiocese.org).