The purpose of religious education is to assist parents in the faith formation of their children. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1814) states:
“Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us and that Holy Church proposes for our belief…”
The Religious education program welcomes students from grade one to grade eight. The classes are held from September to May. Students must be registered, and present the necessary certificates before attending classes.
Registration can be downloaded and submitted to the Parish Secretary.
RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
RCIA classes are held as needed for adults seeking the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.
Religious Education Program Schedule.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Twentieth Class: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord: Gospel, Luke 2: 22-40 or 2: 22-32
Twenty- first Class: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Gospel, Matthew 5: 13-16
Confirmation Retreat: February 22nd 9:00 am at Saint Anthony of Padua Church Belleville, NJ
Twenty-second Class: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel, Matthew 5: 38-48
Twenty-third Class: First Sunday of Lent The Gospel, Matthew 4: 1-11
First Communion Retreat: March 7th 9:00 am at Saint Anthony of Padua Church Belleville, NJ
Twenty-fourth Class: Second Sunday of Lent: The Gospel, Matthew 17: 1-19
Twenty- fifth Class: Third Sunday of Lent: The Gospel, John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15,19b-26, 39a 40-42
Twenty- sixth Class: Fourth Sunday of Lent: The Gospel, John 9 :1-41 or 9:1,6-9,13-17,34-38
Twenty- seventh Class: Fifth Sunday of Lent: The Gospel, John 11: 1-45 or 11: 3-7,17,20-27,33b-45
Twentieth- eight Class: Palm Sunday The Gospel: Matthew 26: 14-27, 66 or 27:11-54
Twenty- ninth Class: Second Sunday of Easter –Divine Mercy Sunday The Gospel: John 20: 19-31