Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) Catechism!
Our ministry provides religious education for Catholic students, grades 1-7 inclusives, 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 Chuch 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 inforamation regarding preparation for the specific sacraments.
Religious Education Classes
Every Monday from 7 to 7:40 p.m. - Online Zoom Meeting
Runs from the end of Septembe 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 registered only during the sacramental years, that is grade 2 & 7.
Registration for the upcoming year takes place online during April/May preceding the start of the regular school year. Registration forms submittted before this date are gladly accepted. For administrative purposes and class assignment we ask that sutdents 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 foruth 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.