September 2 Updates

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: If you have not already done so, please register your child for this year’s classes ASAP. This is especially important for children expecting to receive any sacraments this year.

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, Sept. 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.

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.