Confirmation Program 2022-2023

Grade 8 Confirmation
General Information, Rules & Procedures

Staff:

Michelle Angelo – Coordinator

Joanne Chiusano – Secretary

Office Phone Number & Email: 732-758-8568, religious_ed@stcatharine.net

Office Hours:

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday

Class Times:
Classes are held once per month on Sunday’s from 1:15pm – 3:00 p.m.

Grade 8 Confirmation Program Rules:
All students are expected to arrive on-time, and be prepared for class.
All students are strongly encouraged to attend the 12:00pm Mass
Arrival Procedures:
Please drop your child/children off at the Religious Education building

Dismissal Procedures:
Classes will be dismissed from the back of the Religious Education Building at 3:00 p.m. (Please park your car and walk up to meet your child/children at the Back Entrance.)

Attendance:

Attendance: All students are expected to attend each session. In cases of illness or family emergency  please contact your child’s catechist and the Religious Education Office.

Communication:
www.stcatharine.net  for all calendar and parent information, etc.
All communications with parents/guardians will be emailed and also will be posted to the website.
We will send you an email alerting you to go to the website for any pertinent information or calendar changes.

Cancellations:
In case of an emergency closing, we will post on the website and send out an email alert.

Snack
Pizza and water will be served.  If your child has any allergies/medical conditions, please send him/her with their own snack. (peanut free only)

Volunteering:
All parents are expected to volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours per year.  There are many opportunities for parents to be active and involved.  Please contact us for information.

Family Information:
Please be sure to notify us if any of your contact information changes, example:  address, phone number, cell phone number, email address or emergency contact information.
Please be sure to notify us if any of your child/children’s information changes, examples:  learning, medical or allergy information.

Curriculum:

Decision Point (Dynamic Catholic) This program engages youth Catholics in a meaningful conversation about the genius of Catholicism in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Parents are the Primary Educators of the Faith:
As the primary educators of your children and being the role models for their faith, we count on your support and guidance that what is learned at class each month is connected at home, and their everyday living.

Mass Attendance:
Please bring your child to Mass each week.  This helps to reinforce who we are as Catholic Christians, and that they are fully, active and participating members of the Body of Christ.

Together:
We can all make a difference in the life of a child!