Mayflower Homeschoolers
 

FAQs



Q:

How do I join?

A:

Click Request Membership.  Complete the online request form.  Requests may take a few days to process.  Successful requests will receive an email with a link to our membership application.  Submit a completed application.  Successful applicants will be prompted to pay membership dues.  Once dues are received, a confirmation email will be sent to the new Mayflower member!

Q:

What is required of members?

A:

Members commit to daily prayer for the group.  Service to the group to help it function is highly desireable.  Families are free to determine the amount of service that is peaceful for them.

Q:

Are there fees?

A:

Yes, there are required annual dues of $42 per family. In addition, depending on which activities families choose, there may be nominal fees associated with those activities.

Q:

Is membership in MH exclusive?

A:

No. With respect to the gift of free will given by God, and the Principle of Subsidiarity, MH members are free to make whichever choices they deem necessary for the education of their children, including membership in other homeschool groups.

Q:

I am not Roman Catholic.  May I join?

A:

Yes. MH is open to all homeschoolers. However, to protect and nourish our Roman Catholic identity in all our activities, membership in MH requires signing a mandatory Statement of Faith.

Q:

What do you mean by independent?

A:

MH is Roman Catholic, but not a ministry of any particular parish or diocese.  Currently, 20 parishes in two Roman Rite dioceses, plus 1 Byzantine parish in a Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy are represented by Mayflower's member families.

Q:

Must I participate in all activities?

A:

No. Adherent to the Principle of Subsidiarity, members choose how much participation is peaceful for their families.

Q:

What activities does MH offer?

A:

Currently, during the school year, MH offers:

  • Clubs Day Monthly (A choice of clubs for each age group [Age 3-5; Age 6-10; Age 11+; 14+]) & often has Frequent Visits by Religious
  • Field Trip Day Monthly for All Ages
  • Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy Monthly for All Ages
  • PE Day Monthly for Ages 3-18
  • Feast Day Parties Quarterly for All Ages
  • Themed Teen Dances Quarterly
  • Chastity Enrollment Ceremony Annually for Confirmed Teens and Adults
  • A Pilgrimage Annually for All Ages
  • A Religious Vocations Exploration Trip Annually for All Ages
  • 2 Academic Fairs Annually
  • Stations of the Cross Annually
  • May Procession and or Crowning 1-2 Times Annually
  • Holy Baccalaureate Mass Annually (for Grades 8 and 12)
  • Commencement Annually (for Grades 8 and 12)
  • Moms' Night Out Monthly
  • Couples Night Out Quarterly
  • Elizabeth Ministry as Needed

 

During the summer, MH offers:

  • Monthly Family Fun Days! (eg., beach days, etc.)

Q:

How many members are in Mayflower?

A:

There are approximately 75 registered families in Mayflower, representing approximately 300 children/teens.

Q:

May I start a Mayflower Homeschoolers chapter in my area?

A:

Yes!  Just click Contact Us and send us an email to get started.  We will answer all your questions and help you every step of the way!