Registration / Tuition

Children's Faith Formation


Summer 2018

Dear Parent:

WELCOME to St. Walter Children’s Faith Formation Program! We are excited to have you join us. The following forms are provided in this packet to assist you in registering your child(ren) in our program. Please note that as of July 1 tuition rates increase.

Enclosed are the following:

  • General Registration Form. This form provides the information needed for our records. If required, please provide copies of sacrament certificates. Understand that sacraments cannot be recorded without the information on Baptismal and First Eucharist certificates, so please make sure we have yours. 
  • A minimum of $50 is required for registrations to be processed. Payment if full is always appreciated. Invoices will be sent for any remaining balance. Financial concerns should be directed to Valerie DellaPenna.
  • Confirmation Registration Forms for those with youth entering either level. The Level 2 Confirmation Retreat Registration Form will be sent at a later date.
  • Parent Volunteer Form. This program relies on the generosity of adults to share their time and love of their Catholic faith with our parish’s children. Please join us in this important ministry!
  • Parent Guide for Understanding & Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
  • Parent Guide for Internet Safety for Children & Teens
  • Verification Form. This form should be signed and returned with the registration form.

To clarify who to contact when questions arise:

Jorge Flores,, Confirmation Administrative Assistant, Levels 1 & 2
Marilyn Link, mlink@stwalterchurch.comAdministrative Assistant, Grades 1-6
Maria Karkos,, Coordinator for Family Centered Catechesis

May this year be a blessed and enriching experience for your family’s faith journey! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or concerns.



Registration: Due to the enrollment concerns, the following procedures must be respected to assure effective registration.

New Registration

  • All families must be registered parishioners.
  • Photocopies of Baptismal and Eucharist certificates (if applicable) are required. No child is allowed to begin classes until this requirement is fulfilled or granted an extension by the director.
  • If transferring from another parish, a letter stating the status of your child’s catechetical formation would be helpful.
  • Placement will occur on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Families that have moved into the area during the school year will be given individual consideration.

Regular Registration

For families currently enrolled in the program, the procedure is as follows.

  • Registration information for the upcoming year will be available in mid-April.
  • There is a $50 registration fee.
  • Parents must complete the registration form.
  • Placements will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Placement packets will be mailed to families in early August.
  • Tuition invoices will be sent in August.






The tuition and other fees cover a portion of the program expenditures. The parish subsidizes the remaining costs. Revenues are applied toward the cost of student books, Bibles, and other supplies used during instruction. If a child loses a book or Bible, the family must pay for a replacement.

All families are expected to pay the tuition and other fees. However, no child will be denied religious education due to financial difficulties. Families should contact the director in these matters. 

2018-19 Tuition Schedule (Before July 1, 2018)
1 student: $195.00
2 students: $245.00
3 or more students: $295.00

2018-19 Tuition Schedule (After July 1, 2018)
1 student: $220.00
2 students: $270.00
3 or more students: $320.00

Family-Centered Catechesis Program (FCC)
A $25.00 credit for each child enrolled in FCC will be applied to the cost of tuition.

Sacramental Fees
First Feconciliation/Eucharist/Confirmation: $45.00