Our CCD classes will begin on October 18, 2020 for First Communion children at 3:00PM in the Church.
Confirmation students will begin classes on October 25, 2020 at 3:00PM in the Church.
All other classes from grades 3-6 will begin in November and students will be notified by their catechists of the start date.
Due to Covid-19 all children attending classes in the Church must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Social distancing and masks are required.
REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PARISH OFFICE, ON OUR WEBSITE AND WILL BE PLACED AT THE EXITS OF THE CHURCH.
*If your child has not been baptized, please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements at: (908) 241-1250.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Biddulph via email at [email protected]
Fees: First Child $60
Fr. Kris’ CCD Teaching Schedule
SUNDAYS at 3PM in the Church:
10/18/20 – First Communion Class - Rosary Devotion
10/25/20 – Confirmation Class - Rosary Devotion
11/8/20 – First Communion Class - Mass
11/15/20 – Confirmation Class - Mass
2/21/21 – First Communion Class - Movie Night
2/28/21 – Confirmation Class - Movie Night
3/7/21 – First Communion Class - Stations of the Cross
3/21/21 – Confirmation Class - Stations of the Cross
First Communion on May 2, at 2PM.
Confirmation on April 18, at 3PM.
From the National Directory for Catechesis
School-age children should receive formal and systematic catechesis in a parish-based catechetical program, a Catholic school, or a program of home-based catechesis in which the content of the faith and the experience of Christian life is presented authentically and completely.
Having introduced them to the person of Jesus Christ within the family, catechesis for school-age children presents his teachings, his ministry, and the major events of his life. Children can begin to appreciate the parables of Jesus and capture glimpses of the Kingdom of God; they can learn more formal prayers; and they can commit brief passages of Sacred Scripture to memory.Catechesis for the Sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation and of the Eucharist is ordinarily provided in these early years of schooling.
The most important task of the catechesis of children is to provide, through the witness of adults, an environment in which young people can grow in faith. Several pastoral directives should guide the catechists of children:
- Be able to understand children, communicate with them, listen to them with respect, be sensitive to their circumstances, and be aware of their current values.
- Recognize that children have a dignity of their own and that they are important not only for what they will do in the future, but for who they are now.
- Encourage them to know and respect other cultural, religious, racial, and ethnic groups, and use catechetical materials that are adapted to accommodate cultural, racial, and ethnic pluralism; the concerns of particular groups; and persons with special needs.
- Understand that the child's comprehension and other powers develop gradually, and present religious truths in greater depth and propose more mature challenges as the capacity for understanding and growth in faith increases.
- Provide experiences in which they can live faith and apply the message of salvation to real-life situations; encourage the use of imagination, as well as intelligence and memory.
- Provide experiences that link Liturgy and catechesis and promote appreciation for the community celebration of the Eucharist.
- Stimulate not only exterior but interior activity—a prayerful response from the heart.″Foster a sense of community that is an important part of education for social life.
If your child is preparing for First Penance, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation, a baptismal certificate is required at the time of registration.