Religious Ed.



 Religious Education registration will open on April 7th for classes beginning in September 2023.  Registration Forms are available in the Parish office or  you can call the Religious Ed office at 732-521-1188 and we can mail you one. The family must be active parishioners in St James for at least 6 months prior to registration.  Families moving into the area are an exception.  There will be a $35 late fee per child for any registration submitted after June 1st. 

Class Schedules

Grades 1 – 7: Every Wednesday @ Immaculate Conception School               18 South St, Spotswood

4:45pm – 6:00pm or 6:30pm -7:45pm

Grade 8:  Mondays @ St James 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Please see schedule that was sent home


Any questions please contact Linda Rondinelli at 732-521-1188 or email:





Family Worship at Mass is the most important part of our Curriculum. As the primary and principal educators of your children, it is important that you are faithful to Church. Worship with your children at a weekend Liturgy. Let them see young and old alike at Mass in community prayer and celebration. Remember that they cannot bring themselves, so you, who are their greatest influence, must show them the way.


In each level, parents are asked to teach and help their child(ren) memorize the following prayers:

Grade Level 1: Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Grade Level 2: Act of Contrition and Mass Responses

Grade Level 3: Review of Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Grade Level 4: Apostles Creed and Act of Contrition

Grade Level 5: Rosary and the Mysteries, Apostles Creed and Act of Contrition

Grade Level 6: Stations of the Cross

Grade Level 7: Mass Prayers and Responses, Apostles Creed and Act of Contrition

Grade Level 8: Review of All Prayers

Family Life Education

As mandated by our Bishop, our program includes Family Life Education. Our text is published by Sadlier. This program specifically addresses four needs of todays developing young Catholics:

  1. Young people need skills and knowledge for family living, both now and for the future when they, too, may become mature Catholic parents.
  2. Young people need to understand their own physical, emotional and spiritual development, as well as the diversity of people around them.
  3. Young people need to cultivate a deep respect for all life, especially human life.
  4. Young people need to relate to others outside the family, and thereby take their responsible place in society. Parents handbooks accompany your child’s text for additional home study and discussion.