Religious Ed

Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education

2140 Rochester Avenue

Iowa City, IA 52245

August 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome back!  And welcome new families! With the school year right around the corner, your Religious Education School year is not too far off. I am excited to get the year under way!


My name is Carolyn Brandt. I am the Director of the K-8 Regina Tri-Parish Religious Education Program.  I spent eleven years as the program’s administrative assistant and two years as the Director. Every year that I have been with this great program, I continue to learn that we have fantastic students, and equally amazing parents that take the time to bring their children to this program. Not to mention the BEST teachers and staff around!


I am asking for your help this year, as we need to promote our faith and would love to bring more children into the program. I would very much appreciate you talking to your family members and friends who are Catholic and are not yet involved in the program.  As parents, we all know the importance of teaching and prioritizing our FAITH with our children. So please promote and talk up this educational opportunity to your children, family, and friends.  We need your involvement to make this program a success.


Enclosed you will find your child’s or children’s registration form, financial commitment form, and handbook. Please have your registration form and your financial commitment form returned by Wednesday, August 31, 2016 along with full or semester tuition payment.  Please take the time to fill out the registrations, read the enclosed materials, call our office with any questions or concerns, and send back the registrations as soon as possible so that we can get an idea on the total number of students and get the necessary materials ordered and staff hired. This year’s tuition is $130.00 per student annually, or two semester payments of $70.00 due in August and January with no family paying over $300.00.


All K-6 classes are held each Wednesday evening at Regina from 6:30-7:45pm with the exception of two Reconciliation Services that will be held at St. Patrick’s Church. Grades 3-6 have a fall Reconciliation Service and grades 2-6 have a spring Reconciliation Service. Both services start at 6:30pm at St. Patrick’s Church. I will send out reminders via email to all the parents.


The program’s “Family Night” for K-6 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2016, with K-6 classes starting on September 28. More information will be coming via email after you register.


Our 7th and 8th grade Coordinator is Beth Fitzgerald. She taught 5th grade for 5 years and 6th for 1 year at Regina. Now she is a stay at home mom with her four children. Grades 7 and 8 will meet two Sunday evenings most months from 6:30-8:00pm and their first class is Sunday, September 11 at

St. Patrick’s Church in the Social Hall. Eric Dirth has agreed to be the assistant for 7th and 8th grade.


If you are thinking of becoming a catechist or an assistant, please let us know as soon as possible. We would love to have you share your faith on Wednesday nights with us. We could also use any adults/High School Jr. or Sr. who would be willing to help with the 7th and 8th graders on Sunday nights.


Again, I am very excited about this upcoming RE year and look forward to working with you and your children to make this a memorable year for all.  My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to call or stop by if you have any concerns or issues or if you just want to say hi. May God continue to bless you and your families, keep you all safe, and hold you in the palm of His hand!


Carolyn Brandt                                    Shelley Rublaitus                                    Beth Fitzgerald
Director                                                K-6 Coordinator                                     7-8 Coordinator

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