Religious Education

2018/2019 Online Registration

Registration for those returning to the program or a sibling of a returning student will take place from April 22, 2018 through May 7, 2018

Follow the link and register today! Religious Education Registration

Any other questions or concerns, contact the Religious Education office at 973-228-3338.

New to our Parish? New to our Program? Looking to register for the first time? 

Please call the Religious Education office and we would love to meet you.  We will help you through the process 973-228-3338. 


Phone: 973-228-3338 - email: ndreled@parishmail.com 

Joy McDonald, Director of Religious Education -jmcdonald@ndparishnc.com

Our Religious Education program’s mission is to communicate the treasures of faith to our children and their parents. We share a journey of faith towards encountering Jesus, breaking open the Word, breaking bread with others and sharing the Good News with the whole parish in the spirit of fellowship. We strive to “Be the Church.”

 

Sunday Faith Formation Children gather in our Parish Community Center - Charlie’s Place -on Sunday mornings to hear the Sunday Gospel reading and continue on the road to “Be the Church.” Children are dismissed to their small group lesson which is facilitated by our catechists. Children and their families gather once a month to actively participate at our Sunday Liturgy (Mass).

Session I - 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Session II - 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Family Faith Formation Children and their parents gather together once a month on a day of their choosing to celebrate family, break open the Word, and form community with other families. After the families gather, they are often broken into parent sessions and children sessions. Sunday Liturgy (Mass) is a part of the program as well participation in parish activities.

Junior High Faith Formation Our Junior High program meets in small groups with one of our catechists. Our teens continue to learn about the Catholic faith. We strive to have our older children live in response to the Gospel challenge  “Whatsoever you do to one of these, the least of My disciples, you have done for Me.”

 

Sacramental Programs
Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist involves a series of workshops for both children and parents. These workshops are designed to assist the parents in their role as the primary educators of their children through adult instruction. The children participate in small classes and activities, which enhance their learning experience.

Liturgy of the Word for Children Grades 1-4
Each Sunday, from September to May, the Liturgy of the Word is celebrated for children in Grades 1 to 4 in a manner adapted to their age and understanding. Children are dismissed after the Opening Prayer of Mass to share Sunday's Scripture with their peers. They return to their families at the Presentation of the Gifts of Bread and Wine.