St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Farmingdale, New Jersey

Religious Education

St. Catherine’s Religious Education Program is grounded on the traditional teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. It is a gradual and continuous program, beginning with Grade 1 and continuing through Grade 8. Grade 2 is a Sacramental Year in which the children are prepared for their reception of 2 Sacraments: First Reconciliation and then First Holy Communion. Preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is a 2 year process, beginning with Grade 7 and continuing through the completion of Grade 8. Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is administered to those who have successfully completed the program and have met all Parish, Diocesan and Canonical requirements. Confirmation will be administered in Grade 8.

We rely on the help of all parents. If you feel you are being called to teach, please contact the Religious Education office for training dates. The program is served by volunteer catechists, class aides, and various other assistants who by their very own commitment to God and Church, witness to the ultimate value of our faith and our loving relationship with God and each other, as Jesus has taught us to do. All volunteers, and especially parents, are expected to live out their Marriage and Baptismal promises and see that Religious Education continues at home by good example – especially by regular Mass attendance and prayer in the home. It is most important that the children know that God is first priority in their lives.

For more information, contact the Religious Education Office at 732-938-6229 or email .