2022 – 2023 Religious Ed Fall Program Information

Church of St. Catharine Fall Religious Education Program
General Information, Rules & Procedures

Staff:

Joanne Chiusano -Secretary

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

Office Hours:

9:00am – 4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

9:00am – 6:00pm   Wednesday

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

SECOND GRADE SACRAMENT PREPARATION

FIRST RECONCILIATION/FIRST COMMUNION

 Wednesdays 4:45 pm- 6 pm

  • Classes will be held in-person twice a month
  • Blessed First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Curriculum (Dynamic Catholic)
  • Supplemental home lessons each month
  • List of faith activities to choose from to be completed as a family
  • Students are expected to attend weekly Sunday mass throughout the year
  • Monthly Mass Reflection submissions
  • First Reconciliation/First Eucharist mini retreat opportunities

CONFIRMATION

Sundays 1:15PM-3PM (once a month)

  • Classes will be held in person once a month
  • Decision Point Curriculum (Dynamic Catholic)
  • 10 Service Hours completed prior to receiving the sacrament
  • Students are expected to attend weekly Sunday mass throughout the year
  • Completion of Confirmation Workbook
  • The student and their family will attend a Confirmation retreat
  • Submission of Mass Reflections (twice a month)

Please Note:  In-person classes may be limited due to availability of volunteers including catechists, classroom aides, and hall monitors.  Please contact Joanne Chiusano to volunteer at:  732-758-8568.

2022-2023 Religious Education Program Overview

Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7

In-Person Classes

  • Classes will be held September 2022 through April 2023
  • Classes will meet every other Wednesday
  • Students are expected to attend weekly Sunday mass throughout the year
  • Monthly mass reflections are to be submitted
  • Families will be required to attend 4 Liturgical/Family events throughout the year
  • Finding God & Growing with God curriculum (Loyola Press)

Virtual/Home Study

  • Finding God & Growing with God curriculum (Loyola Press)
  • One unit will be posted in your child’s Catholic Brain classroom every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Catechist will be recording their lesson. Students should watch each video and answer the questions that follow.
  • A Parent Guide will be available for each unit so that parents can assist their child in completing the lessons.
  • List of faith activities to choose form to be completed as a family.
  • Participate in weekly Sunday Mass throughout the year (Students are required to submit one Mass reflection each month from September through May)
  • Participate in 4 Liturgical/Family events throughout the year. There will be many choices for families to choose from. A calendar of options will be distributed in August and will continually be updated as new events become available.

If you have any further questions, please contact Joanne Chiusano at 732-758-8568.  Registration forms need to be submitted for the fall program by August 29.

2022-2023 Religious Education Program Overview

Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7   4:45pm – 6pm

In-Person Classes

  • Classes will be held September 2022 through April 2023
  • Classes will meet every other Wednesday
  • Students are expected to attend weekly Sunday mass throughout the year
  • Monthly mass reflections are to be submitted
  • Families will be required to attend 4 Liturgical/Family events throughout the year
  • Finding God & Growing with God curriculum (Loyola Press)

Virtual/Home Study

  • Finding God & Growing with God curriculum (Loyola Press)
  • One unit will be posted in your child’s Catholic Brain classroom every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Catechist will be recording their lesson. Students should watch each video and answer the questions that follow.
  • A Parent Guide will be available for each unit so that parents can assist their child in completing the lessons.
  • List of faith activities to choose form to be completed as a family.
  • Participate in weekly Sunday Mass throughout the year (Students are required to submit one Mass reflection each month from September through May)
  • Participate in 4 Liturgical/Family events throughout the year. There will be many choices for families to choose from. A calendar of options will be distributed in August and will continually be updated as new events become available.

Registration forms need to be submitted for the fall program by August 29.