We welcome new students to the program!

  • To register a new student, please contact Jim Jungels (info above) to find out what days and times are available.
  • For all new children entering the program, our office requires a copy of their Baptismal Certificate. 

OUR CURRICULUM

Finding God from Loyola Press  -  presents the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church through active-learning techniques that allow children to participate, learn, and grow in faith and discipleship. Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, the Finding Godprogram engages the whole child—mind, heart, body, and soul—uniquely guiding children to practice prayer and reflection, to explore scripture, and to find God in all things. Parents can find a lot of support materials on their website:

https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/finding-god/finding-god-2013

Family Life from Benziger  -  This program, required by the diocese, provides children with a wholesome understanding of human sexuality based upon Catholic Church moral principles. Working with their parents, children develop better communication skills, healthy family relationships and a formation in chaste living.

http://rclbfamilylife.com/

OUR SACRAMENT PREPARATION

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

  • A 2-year period of preparation, typically in 1st and 2nd grades
  • Dates for these sacraments will be determined in the fall
    • First Reconciliation is celebrated one evening during Lent.
    • First Eucharist is celebrated in the Spring at a Sunday Mass, typically the Sunday before and the Sunday after Mother’s Day.
  • Parent meetings for both sacraments are scheduled during the year

Confirmation

  • The date for Confirmation is determined by the Bishop’s office, based on the needs of all the parishes in the Diocese
  • We are usually informed sometime in January
  • It might be a weeknight - we just can’t predict

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2017/18

Mr. James Jungels
Director of Religious Education
908-874-3141 x224
jjungels@stjosephsparish.com

Mrs. Linda Mackiw
Assistant in Religious Education
908-874-3141 x227
lmackiw@stjosephsparish.com
 

Religious Education Schedule

                  SUNDAY
10:45am - 12:15pm - Grades 1 - 6
                 TUESDAY
5:00 - 6:15pm - Grades 1 - 6        
7:15 - 8:30pm - Grades 7 and 8                                                                                      THURSDAY
4:00pm - 5:15pm - Grades 1 - 4   
6:00pm - 7:15pm - Grades 1 - 8

 

Important links

Parents/Guardians Handbook

Program Calendar 2017-2018