Children’s Faith Formation

SCHOOL-AGED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

Parish families are invited enroll their children in our Sunday morning or Tuesday afternoon Religious Education Program, or to contact the parish Catechetical Office to discuss participating in the Family-Based Religious Education Program.

Registration Information:

Families who are new to the parish…welcome!   Please be sure to fill out a parish membership form, or indicate on your Religious Education Program Registration Form if you would like us to begin the process for you.

All parish families should complete a program registration form. Online registration for 2017 has ended. You may schedule an appointment here for in-person registration, or call the Catechetical Office to schedule a convenient time to meet.

Please call ahead to the Parish Center to verify hours (973-744-5650) if you’d like to register in person.

Contact Information
Janet Natale, Parish Catechetical Leader
Janet@montclaircatholics.org   973-744-5650 ext. 118

Steven Pierinelli, Catechetical Programs Assistant
RelEd@montclaircatholics.org 973-744-5650 ext. 119

Registration Fee for 2017

The registration fee for 2017 is $150 for one child, $225 for two children with a maximum of $275 per family.  If the fee is a financial hardship for your family, please contact Janet Natale, Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) at Janet@montclaircatholics.org or 973-744-5650 x 118.  Your information will be held in in the strictest confidence.

 

Please note that children are assigned to open classes on a first come/ first served basis.

 

Each child must have a Baptismal Certificate on file if not baptized at Immaculate Conception or Our Lady of Mount Carmel. If a copy of the certificate is not readily available we can assist you in obtaining a duplicate.

Important Details:

  • Every family is expected to volunteer in some capacity in our program. The list of opportunities may be found on the Religious Education registration form. Your support is essential to the operation of the Religious Education Program, Sacrament Preparation Programs, and Parish Mission Work. Your involvement is welcome and needed!

Please call ahead to the Parish Center to verify hours (973-744-5650) if you’d like to register in person.

FAMILY BASED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

Recognizing that the family is the foundation for all faith formation, our parish offers a program for any family who believes their child’s religious education will be served best by working at home.

Parents and guardians are expected to proclaim the Gospel message through lifestyle as well as instruction and place a priority on helping their child nurture a personal relationship with God. Families who are interested in taking this option should contact the parish Catechetical Office to arrange for an interview with Janet Natale, Parish Catechetical Leader by email: Janet@montclaircatholics.org or call 973-744-5650 x 118 to discuss the possibility.

General Requirements:

  • Weekly Mass Attendance
  • Parent will uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Timely completion of textbook chapter material
  • Attendance at three large group meetings during the upcoming year
  • Parent commitment to ongoing personal faith development
  • Family commitment to participating in family-based gatherings and events
  • Complete registration requirements

Sunday Morning Classroom Program Information:

  • Offered for Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Runs from September through late April/early May
  • Sunday mornings
  • Conducted in Tegakwitha Hall (parish school building at 17 Munn St.)
  • Grades K – 7th use RCL Benziger’s, Be My Disciples textbooks;  8th grade use “Chosen” by Ascension Press
  • All families are needed to help with hall monitoring 2-3 times per year. We will coordinate this effort through the Catechetical Office you will be contacted via email by the Program Assistant
  • Every family is expected to volunteer in some capacity in our program. The list of opportunities may be found on the Religious Education registration form. Your support is essential to the operation of the Religious Education Program, Sacrament Preparation Programs, and Parish Mission Work. Your involvement is welcome and needed!