2021 – 2022 Religious Ed Fall Program

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

Staff:

Michelle Angelo – Coordinator

Joanne Chiusano -Secretary

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

Office Hours:

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

9:00am – 5:45pm  Wednesday

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

CHOICE ONE (Non Sacrament Grade Levels)

NEW A FAMILY OF FAITH

 BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!

One Sunday a month 10 AM Mass and gathering to follow (12:15 PM Dismissal)

  • Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (2nd graders encouraged to participate)
  • Once a month 10 AM Family Mass (Your children will have opportunities to read, sing, altar serve, usher, etc…)
  • Light breakfast served each month to begin family gathering
  • Whole family activities with occasional grade level breakout sessions
  • At home lessons to reinforce each month’s theme (YOU choose the activities based on your child’s interests and learning style)
  • 8th graders and high school youth invited to volunteer
  • Worship/catechesis component for children younger than 6.

 

CHOICE TWO (Non-Sacrament Grade Levels)

VIRTUAL/HOME STUDY

  • Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Finding God & Growing with God curriculum (Loyola Press)
  • Parent guide for each unit to assist with teaching each session
  • Catechist videos/resources to assist with units (NO live/zoom classes)
  • Submission of Unit Reviews/assignments each month
  • Monthly faith activities to be completed as a family
  • Monthly Mass Reflection submissions
  • 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.

 

SACRAMENT PREPARATION

 FIRST RECONCILIATION/FIRST COMMUNION

 Wednesdays 4:30 PM-5:45 PM

  • In parish classes 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
  • Monthly Mass Reflection submissions
  • First Reconciliation/First Eucharist mini retreat opportunities

CONFIRMATION

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

  • In parish classes once a month
  • Decision Point Curriculum (Dynamic Catholic)
  • 10 Service Hours
  • Completion of Confirmation Workbook
  • Retreat
  • Submission of Mass Reflections (twice a month)