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Religious Education

Religious Education begins in first grade and continues through eighth grade. Children usually receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion) in the second grade. Most children are confirmed in the ninth grade. There are special classes for your child if he or she has missed any years of religious education instruction. If you know of someone who has a child in the first grade or who needs to receive their sacraments, please tell them to contact the Religious Education Office for more information on our religious education program.

Contact information:
Religious Education Office: (908) 964-0965 or smccd@comcast.net

RECONCILIATION

Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.
John 20:23

RECORDINGS

LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES

March 16, 2018

Thank you to Fr. Danny Pabon for an insightful Lenten Talk on the Eucharist.

LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES

March 15, 2019

“7 Last Words From Christ On The Cross” By Msgr. Paul Schetelick

LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES

April 12, 2019

Entering Holy Week – Walking Through The Darkness Into The Light” By Sem. Christopher Hughes

2021

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to all Communicants!

Saturday, May 1 

10 am Mass

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1 pm Mass

Saturday, April 24

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2019

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to all our First Communicants. This year, we prepared 81 children for their first encounter with the Body and Blood of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Thank you to all the CCD teachers and our ever vibrant Religious Education Coordinators.

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April 27

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May 5 - 9:00 am Mass

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April 28

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May 5 - 12 Noon Mass

2018

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Retreat

January 6, 2018

Our First Communicants attended our Blessing Cup Retreat.  Potter, Ray Boswell demonstrated through the use of Clay and the Potter's wheel how "God is the Potter and we are the clay."  Each child decorated their own chalice.

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Grandma's Bread Retreat

March 24, 2018

Our First Communicants attended our "Grandma's Bread Retreat," which consisted of various fun and spiritual activities.
A movie was first shown to the kids, followed by visitations to five interactive stations, designed to impact more knowledge about the sacrament they will be receiving. They then wrote personal Communion prayers and prayer petitions, after which they engaged in an extensive discussion about baptism, and lastly, received materials to create their family banner. At the end of the retreat, dough was given to them, along with instructions on how to bake the bread.

The children also received the blessing cups which they personally decorated at our Potter's Retreat on January 6th.

April 2018

May 6, 2018

Church Candles
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These candles were created by our First Communicants. Parishioners are invited to take a candle and pray for that child as they prepare to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.