Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) Catechism!
Our ministry provides religious education for Catholic students, grades 1-7 inclusive, not currently attending a Catholic school. We follow the religious education curriculum set by the TCDSB. Attendance is mandatory for the children who wish to receive their sacraments at OLS Church if they are not attending a Catholic school.
Please note that Sacramental Preparation for First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation takes place separately and in addition to the religious education classes. You can email Gabriella for information regarding preparation for the specific sacraments.
Registration for 2022-2023 Religious Education Classes is now open.
Religious Education Classes
Every Monday from 7 to 7:40 p.m. - Online Zoom Meeting
Runs from the end of September to the beginning of May excluding all statutory holidays for a total of 26-28 weeks depending on the calendar year. Classes are ideally kept at a maximum of 20 students.
It is expected that the children of registered OLS families who do not attend Catholic schools will attend all religious education classes (grade 1-7) and not register only during the sacramental years, that is grade 2 & 7.
You can register your child(ren) by completing the Religious Education form found here. Please email the completed registration form together with the media release form, or forward any questions regarding the program to Karen Zimmer.
For administrative purposes and class assignment we ask that students registered as early as possible. In order to guarantee student placement it is strongly recommended that registration takes place before September.
There is a registration fee of $40 per child up to a maximum of $80 per family. Fees are collected at the time of class assignment (usually the third Monday in September). Registration after beginning of classes (usually fourth Monday in September) is $50 per child up to a maximum of $100 per family.
Parents of enrolled students are asked to volunteer their help to support the program. We are a community, and this program belongs to all of us. The OLS Religious Education program is run strictly through the dedication of volunteers. If you are interested in support the program through teaching or other means, please visit the link found here.