Faith Formation Registration

To learn more about the Faith Formation programs available at St. Ignatius, please select the “Faith Formation Welcome” tab from the dropdown menu or click here.


Formación en la Fé: To complete your child’s registration in Spanish, please fill out a form at the parish office.

We use an online system for registrations that involves a number of steps; please read the following carefully before you begin. Should you run into any difficulties, we are here to support you every step of the way:

Create My Own Church Account

Step 1:

Click Here to Create an Account Login with My Own Church


If you have previously created an account with My Own Church, proceed to Step 2.

Helpful Hints

  • My Own Church is not optimized for mobile devices. Please avoid using a mobile browser when creating your account, as this is known to cause errors.

  • Create your account under the parent’s name

  • Please allow 1-2 business days for account approval. You will receive an automated email with login instructions.

 

Once you receive a verification email with login instructions, move on to Step 2.
 

Log in and Update

Step 2:

Log in to My Own Church

Add/update information for each of the members of your family. If there are no updates to your family's information, please proceed to Step 3. 

Once logged in:

  • Select “Faith Formation”

  • Click on “Online Registration”

  • Click “Update Family Record” if you need to update your information

  • Make sure to click “Save” after each step and "Save & Close" when you're done

Register for Classes

Step 3:

  • Select the Faith Formation tab in My Own Church

  • Click on “Online Registration”

  • Follow the on-screen steps to add each student and select their desired class

  • When you are done, click “Submit Registration”

  • You will receive an automated email from the system confirming your request. You will receive a second email once we have reviewed your registration request and placed your child[ren] in a class.

Please note that class times will close when they reach capacity. Register early to ensure you receive your first choice!

Pay

Step 4: Make your Faith Formation tuition payment via the parish online giving portal:

ParishSoft Giving


After submitting registration, select the “My Offering” tab at the top of the page. This will direct you to ParishSoft Giving.

We recommend that you create an account, so that you can manage your tuition payments and gifts to the parish all in one place. Creating an Online Giving account is easy!  You will log in using an email address and password of your choosing. Detailed instructions for creating this account can be found here. Please note: this is a different account, with a separate login, than the one you used to register.

If you do not wish to set up an account, you can opt to pay by “Quick Give." Please make sure to select “Faith Formation Tuition” from the dropdown menu. Your payment will not be properly recorded if “Offertory” is selected.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make a check out to St. Ignatius and note “Faith Formation” in the memo line. Checks can be dropped off at the Parish Office or mailed to: 28 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Payment is due at the time of registration. Partial scholarships and payment plans are always available. No one will be turned away from the Faith Formation program because of an inability to pay. If you require financial assistance, please submit your registration and contact the Director of Faith Formation, at faithformation.ignatius@bc.edu or 617-552-6105. They will be very happy to hear from you!

If you run into difficulties, please contact faithformation.ignatius@bc.edu. Faith Formation staff are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and on Sunday mornings.

Helpful Hints


I can’t log in to my account


Possible Solutions: 

  • Remember that the My Own Church and ParishSOFT Giving websites have different log-ins. 

  • Remember that your username is NOT your email address when logging into My Own Church.

  • Attempt to reset your password by selecting “Lost Password” on the login page.

  • If none of the above works, contact faithformation.ignatius@bc.edu and we can manually reset your password.

I’m trying to register from my phone

Solution: ParishSOFT’s mobile support is very poor. Visit their website from a laptop/desktop computer or scroll down on your mobile device to select “Full Site”.

Time-lag between steps:

  • There will be some time-lag between some of the steps, as you wait for account verification, etc.

  • Solution: Bookmark this page, or use the checklist that was sent via email, to keep track of what you have completed.

 

2019-2020 Tuition Rates

  • Standard tuition rate: $200/family
  • Confirmation Year One: $200 family rate plus additional $50/student

  • Confirmation Year Two: $200 family rate plus additional $100/student

  • After September 16th, a $50 late fee will be added to tuition
  • Tuition is waived for the children of catechists
  • Partial scholarships and payment plans are always available. No one will be turned away from the Faith Formation Program because of an inability to pay. If you require financial assistance, please submit your registration and contact the Director of Faith Formation at faithformation.ignatius@bc.edu or 617-552-6105. They will be very happy to hear from you! 

 

Important Dates

  • September 15: Confirmation program kickoff 

  • September 16: Regular registration closes for Faith Formation. After September 16, a $50 late fee will be added to tuition.

  • September 22: First day of Faith Formation classes