Catholic Ed Grades 5-8

Grades 5-8:

Faith Formation is a lifelong process and does not begin or end in a church program. Our Faith Formation Programs are but a short time in a person’s life, where we try and pass on our faith’s truths and help all grow in their faith and a personal relationship with our God. We do this in conjunction with your family as you are the first and primary teachers of your children and an example of our Roman Catholic faith and Gods love for all. The focus of our program is on the formation of the whole person into a Disciple of Christ rather than just factual information. It is our hope that your child's attendance in class will be supported by weekly attendance at Mass and the celebration of the Eucharist, "the source and summit of our faith"!

Faith Formation classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Parish Center. Please have all registrations in no later than August 16. Please bring a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate along with the completed registration form.

Fees for our programs are as follows:
$75.00 per student for active parishioners
$150.00 per student for non-active parishioners
(parishioners who do not use contribution envelopes or electronic giving)
There is a $40.00 additional fee for 7th grade students that covers the cost of their January Retreat and Bible.
There is a $100.00 sacrament fee for Confirmation which includes Candidates albs and the March Antioch Retreat.

In the Diocese of Metuchen students are required to prepare for two years for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. (Confirmation dates will be given to all parents as they become available.)

When the children leave our program, we hope it is a beginning and not an end, instilling them with a desire to continue to grow in their faith and knowledge of our Catholic teachings as well as a personal relationship with our Lord and the courage and strength to share that love and their faith with others. They are encouraged to continue on on their faith journey by becoming active members in our Youth Ministry Program ARK. Click on the Youth Minisntry tab for more information, all are invited to be a part of this program in grades 6-12.

Religious Education will begin on Wednesday September 13, 2017 for grades 5-8
Last day of classes will be Wednesday May 2, 2018
See our calendar for other important dates and information such as the 7th and 8th grade Retreats and parent/sponsor night

For more information or questions please contact:
Faith Formation Coordinator grades 5-8: Lisa Valentino
Phone #: (908)852-3320
E mail: