Religious Education

Must-have tools for every parish’s faith formation ministry!

Keep your Catholic educational ministry organized with the browser-based program that tracks all the administrative details efficiently — so you can spend more time on people, programs, and ministry!

The cloud-based ConnectNow Religious Education program streamlines the way you organize and manage your entire program. From classes and schedules for all ages to locations, leaders, and attendance, ConnectNow tracks every detail. Our built-in calendar of all national and religious holidays makes it easy to organize meeting dates and times and build schedules like a pro.

The system “talks to” the same family and member census records your parish manages in the ConnectNow Family Directory, and provides integrated communication tools to help you keep everybody in-the-know and, most importantly, ensure that every child receives Catholic education and sacramental preparation.

Quick Reports and dashboard-level search, filter, and export capabilities make fast work of getting exactly the information you need. Whether you need to see a broad, dashboard view of your entire program or quickly look up the special needs of a particular child, ConnectNow delivers accurate information quickly.

Faith Formation Program Need

green-check Designed specifically for Catholic religious education programs
green-check Integrates with ParishSOFT products
green-check Online registration
green-check Broad or drill-down views of information from your dashboard
green-check Custom terms, sessions, and classes with powerful scheduling, registration, bulk promotion, and more
green-check Built-in communication tools to stay in touch with parents, leaders, students, and parish staff
green-check Quick reports, including attendance, leader lists, labels, class rosters, and parent information
green-check Powerful search, filter, and export tools throughout, so you can get information where you are — without having top open a separate query or reporting program
green-check Connected to sacramental and census records
green-check Advanced search to find students by age and name (even when family members have different last names)
green-check Full attendance tracking with statistics
green-check Built-in calendar of major and minor national and religious holidays
green-check Custom leader role designations to track all positions, including catechists, room parents, assistants, etc.
green-check Email capabilities throughout the system
green-check Modern interface with fresh workflow designed for efficiency
green-check All records, tools, and special needs information available to authorized users from any device with a web browser
green-check Automated data backups and updates

System Requirements: ConnectNow Religious Education requires no special hardware and no data conversion (for current ParishSOFT desktop Religious Education users).

Users of our desktop Religious Education & Tuition should consult their ParishSOFT representative for important differences between CN and their desktop program.

Online Registration and Tuition Management!

New with the version 4.2.6 release of the ConnectNow Family Suite, online registration delivers a more efficient, paperless way to accept registrations for your programs. Simple for you. Simple for families. They just log into My Own Church (you get it free with your ConnectNow Family Directory) to sign up any family member for classes. They can even choose their top three classes for each person and let you know about any special learning and medical needs. Your staff make the final decisions about placement.

Tuition, included with Religious Education, helps parishes efficiently manage billing for their faith formation programs and schools. Professional-looking invoices, statements, reports, simple template builder, integration with the Family Suite, and more — are all included.

If you would like a product demonstration or wish to put ConnectNow Religious Ed to work for your parish, please contact us.

Product Brief


ConnectNow Religious Education

Watch a Preview!

Want to get a glimpse of the new ConnectNow Religious Education? In just a few minutes, you’ll get a sense of how many fantastic features it contains to help you run your RE program!

ConnectNow Religious Education from ParishSOFT on Vimeo.