Holy Cross Religious Education serves youth from preschool age 4 through grade 8 and their families. If you are interested in registering your child(ren) in our religious education program, please click the link below, print the registration form and submit the completed form at our parish office. If you cannot open the link, you can pick up a registration form at the parish office or in the narthex of the church building.
For more information, please see the link below entitled NEWSLETTER.
Please note that families registering in our religious education program should also be registered in the parish.
Important information re: sacraments: Baptism is the first sacrament we receive as Catholics. Children in second grade celebrate First Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Youth in eighth grade receive Confirmation. If you have a child who has not received Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, or Confirmation and is beyond the grade level indicated for reception of any of these sacraments, please note the following: You must register with our parish and complete a religious education registration form. If your child is not baptized, you are to submit a BIRTH CERTIFICATE for him/her. Your child will be placed in their current grade for religious education and minimally 2 years of religious education is required for reception of First Holy Communion and for Confirmation. Baptism will be administered at the Pastor’s discretion.
We are providing this service so that you have the options to manage your parish support online or with your offering envelopes. Online Giving allows you to start, stop and change your contributions at any time and it helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass. This allows the parish to better manage our income, especially during bad weather or vacation times. You can choose to do a one-time gift or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system. Even if you typically use your offering envelopes, you may wish to contribute online to a particular collection. It's easy and convenient. With this new Online Giving you do not have to contact the parish bookkeeper to sign up or make changes. You can use your checking/savings account or major credit cards, and the funds will be automatically transferred to our parish bank account. This system is convenient for the parish and it's convenient for you because you can make changes at any time. You can see reports of your contribution history. Online Giving is very easy to use and requires no special knowledge other than how to access the Internet.
To enroll in Online Giving complete the following steps:
- Go to our parish website: www.holycross-batavia.org
- Click on the link: Online Giving.
- Click on Create New Account and fill in all the information.
- Next you will receive an email to validate your account.
- Log into your Online Giving account.
- Navigate to "My Payment Methods," enter your preference and submit!
Note to those currently using our Electronic Funds Transfer program: You may continue using this method. However, if you wish to switch to Online Giving just contact the parish office to let us know, and then sign up for the new program following the steps above. Call 630-879-4750 ext. 101, or email Pat Noerr at: email@example.com.