Religious Education

 

 

“Grow in the Lord. Walk in His light. Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”
Psalm 105:4

 

 

Our parish program for Religious Education is open to all parishioners. Classes meet up in our St. Catherine of Siena School. Classes begin in the 1st Grade and continue through the 8th Grade. Our grades 1 through 4 meet on Sunday mornings from 10:10am until 11:30am. Grades 5 through 8 meet on Wednesdays 4 to 5:20pm

 

SACREMETAL PREPARATION

Two years of Religious Education are required for Sacramental preparation. If your child did not receive their Sacrament due to covid related issues, please contact Gina Butler in the Religious Education Office at 973-2309-3332.

 

 

First Reconciliation

We prepare our 2nd graders for their First Reconciliation in the Fall semester of Grade 2.

 

First Holy Communion

Preparation for First Holy Communion takes place during the winter (Lent) of that 2nd Grade year.
We also strongly encourage our First grade parents to participate in “Planting Seeds for the Journey”. This is a 3 part experience for 1st graders and their parents as we begin their formal faith formation. The three sessions take place during CCD time on Sunday mornings. The first session is typically the first day of class, the second one is held in Advent and the last takes place during Lent. We provide light refreshments, a special event for parents, a craft for children with parents and a closing prayer.

 

Confirmation

We prepare our students for Confirmation during their 8th grade year and the celebrations of Confirmation take place during the Fall semester of 9th grade. Also required is participation in a day long confirmation retreat. All three of these Sacraments begin with parent meetings to introduce families to the faith journey that is a foundational part of our participation in our Roman Catholic Church. These preparations provide pertinent information for families for each specific Sacrament.

 

 

Our telephone number is 973-239-3332 and our e-mail address is scs_ccd@hotmail.com.
Thank you and God bless you!

Mrs. Gina Butler, Coordinator of Religious Education

 

2021-2022 Forms

Registered Family Cover Letter
Registered Family Registration Form
New Family Cover Letter

New Family Registration Form
New Family Record Form

 

2021 – 2022 Calendar

 

COVID Precaution Plan

Parish Center Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Office is closed
Saturday and Sunday

 

All visitors are required to wear masks and conduct business through the protective glass window.

 

 

 

 

If your group is having a meeting
in the evening, please contact
the rectory office before hand
to arrange for a key.