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If you have a returning student(s) please complete the Re-registration Form
If you are new to the program, please complete a New Student Registration Form per student.
Please note: All new families to the parish who would like to register their child/ren for REP must pay a $200. Program fee. This is a one time, one per family fee. Fees can be paid by check (made out to St. Thomas of Villanova – REP in note), or on our website through Electronic Giving, PayPal or Venmo.
If your child is eligible for a sacrament in the upcoming year, please complete the Sacrament Registration Form. If your child was not baptized at St. Thomas of Villanova we will need a copy of their Baptismal Certificate.
Stewardship Covenant for New Families - Please fill out and email to email@example.com
2023 - 2024 CALENDARS
Volunteering. Sundays - Click the link.
Volunteering Wednesday - Click the link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EACA62CA7FA7-44490228-repvolunteers
Starting this upcoming year, STV is charging a $50. Technology/Tuition fee per student home schooled.
If you wish to home school your child please submit the $50.00 per student fee by check (made out to St. Thomas of Villanova – REP in memo) or by Paypal, Venmo or one time Electronic Giving. Please make sure to indicate it is for Home School REP).
Parents choosing to home school Rel Ed for their child will be given access to Our Christ In Us Program with their own log in credentials to the parent portal. Students will have their own login to the student portal to access all assignments.
For assistance with Christ In Us please contact Colleen Penza
Thank you to all of our wonderful catechists and classroom assistants who graciously volunteered to teach or assist in spreading the word of God to our parish young people. They are truly inspired by the Holy Spirit, and we couldn’t do it without each and every one of them!
And thanks to all parents who kept their Stewardship Covenant by volunteering this year! Your help and support makes our program the best it can be!
I also want to expression our gratitude to the parents who send their children to our Religious Education Program. You are keeping the commitment that you made at your child’s baptism to keep the flame of faith alive in your child’s heart. We are privileged to be a part of that faith journey.
Mrs. Tara Penza
All parents and children were provided with log-in credentials to access the Christ In Us Program. Parents and children each have their own portals for lessons and information.
Please note that all communications to students will be done through our Christ In Us Messaging platform. (Parents must login to their PORTAL AND GO TO "My Account" click yes under your email address to receive a message) Parents are automatically sent a copy of all messages sent to students. Please check in to your portal on a regular basis for important messages. Log in to Christ In Us at: https://www.christinus.com/@stvrep
Watch with your children the author of, Angry Ninja read this wonderful book about how children can learn to control their difficult emotions. It offers a simple 3 step method to refocus and get through angry and frustrating situations.
ABOUT US St. Thomas of Villanova is a Stewardship Parish. We rely on our parishioners to support our parish ministries by sharing their Time, Treasure and Talent. We provide Religious Education and Sacraments at no charge to our active families.
We provide Religious Education for our parish children regardless of their physical or intellectual differences. Our curriculum provides adaptive lessons for Inclusion.
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Sacrament Registration Form
We are using Sadlier Publishers, Christ In Us Program. This new series provides a blended learning faith formation program that combines print and digital resources into a Religious Ed. Program that supports parishes and busy families.
This blended approach to REP ensures that all users can accompany one another as the connect with Christ In Us, anytime, anywhere. For more information visit: Christ in Uswww.sadlier.com/religion/christ-in-us-parish-edition
WHAT OUR CATECHIST - KATHLEEN MINUTELLA SAID
Dear Friends of St. Thomas of Villanova Church
There is so much out there in our World today. It is almost overwhelming.
HOW DO YOUR SHARE IT?
Our Faith teaches us that God created us, loves us and desires the best for us. Jesus freely laid down His life for us, suffered and died for and conquered even death.
What does this news mean to us.
IS THIS NEWS WORTH SHARING?
The Church gives us a resounding yes to that question and wants us to share the news.
We call it Evangelization..
That job belongs to our Priests, our Catholic Schools and especially to the Religious Education Programs..
Our Religious Education Director, TARA PENZA does an excellent job with her Teachers to plan and complete this mission. I was a previous Director at Presentation, Wynnewood until we moved to Newtown Square.
I was so blessed to work with Tara teaching Fourth Grade at St. Thomas I can't tell you how much joy I experienced teaching the students until my health gave way and I was not able to continue each week. I truly loved the children and miss them. It became unfair for me to continue teaching and missing classes.
However the purpose for me to express these feelings is to encourage other Parishioners to become involved in teaching these classes if possible. It is truly a rewarding experience filled with absolute "JOY"
To Volunteer click here
Click here for descriptions of Volunteer Positions available
Click here for Volunteer Registration Electronic Form
Click here for a Volunteer Registration Form in pdf
For information contact Tara Penza | 610.525.4801
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