August 19 Updates

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES begin Sunday, Sept. 16, with the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy where our catechists will be commissioned. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to Mass for a special blessing. Following the Mass, students and parents will gather in the Parish Hall for our opening session.

Grades 5-7 will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Glover Hall. Parents are encouraged to come to class with their children to meet with the catechists to learn more about the program.

Students entering the eighth grade and their parents will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Glover Hall for an overview of the program. Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

Special Invitation for all: Following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy on Sunday, Nov. 9, we will install and bless our new statue of Jesus with the Children in memory of Alex Dominguez, who has played such a vibrant role in our parish. Following the installation, coffee and cake will be available in the Parish Center to celebrate Alex’s life.

First Communion pictures are available at the Rectory during office hours. Please pick up your child’s pictures.

HELP WANTED: Second Grade Catechist and Sixth Grade Catechist! Please consider giving some of your time, talent and faith to our young children in our Religious Ed. program. All it takes is a love of God and of children. Please call the Religious Ed. office for more information.

Registrations for next year’s program have been sent out. If your child is attending this year, and you have not received a registration, please contact the Religious Ed. office. If you are a parent of a child entering first grade or a child in Catholic school who is of First Communion or Confirmation age and would like more information or to register your child, please contact us.

If you have a child starting kindergarten this year and would like to enroll them in our “Getting to Know Jesus” kindergarten program, please call the Religious Ed. office for an enrollment form or to obtain more information about the program.

RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (and children over the age of 12) is the process by which baptized Catholics can complete the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation. It is also for those who are considering becoming Catholic or wish to be fully initiated into the Catholic Faith. The process adapts to meet individuals where they are in their search, and meeting times are flexible, depending on needs. If you are thinking about becoming part of the Church and need more information on the process, please call the Religious Ed. office at 973-669-8331. We would be happy to talk with you without any obligation on your part.