** RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED**
To register for Religious Education classes, please call Linda Rondinelli, PCL at our Religious Education office at 732-521-1188 or email to: email@example.com
The first class for 1st – 6th grade will be held at St James the Less Church on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:30pm. We will have a Welcome Back Family Mass. At least one parent MUST attend.
The first class for 7th & 8th grade will be held at St James the Less Church on Monday, September 20th at 7:00pm. At least one parent MUST attend.
During these sessions, books, schedules and important information will be distributed and discussed.
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:
- Young people need skills and knowledge for family living, both now and for the future when they, too, may become mature Catholic parents.
- Young people need to understand their own physical, emotional and spiritual development, as well as the diversity of people around them.
- Young people need to cultivate a deep respect for all life, especially human life.
- 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.