REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Days:
Monday - Friday,
9:00am-2:00pm

Evening Hours:
Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Please call before coming! Thank you!

Office/Rectory
Tel
732-721-0179
Fax 732-721-0360
Direction to St. Mary's

Family/Children's Mass

Held once a month, usually on the 1st Sunday, during the Religious Education Program year. Children from Grades 1-4 are gift bearers, greeters, and hand out the bulletins. Children in Grades 5-8 are collectors and readers.

Votives Accountability

Children “learn” religion through experience, particularly by
watching and imitating those they love best. Faith is something that
is “caught” rather that “taught”. Classroom learning informs, gives
data, and reinforces what the children should be experiencing.

Homework and quizzes are meaningful activities as they supplement
or reinforce work done in the classroom. Each student will hand in a
written homework assignment about the Gospel & Homily or if Mass
was not attended, a note why it was not done. Individual classes
may also have assignments to reinforce learning that may need your
supervision. In addition, parents of children in all grades are asked to
teach their children the prayers assigned to each grade. At the
discretion of the Catechist and Administration, a student may not
be allowed to continue to the next level if he/she has not
completed assigned work and memorized prayers.

Progress Reports are distributed twice a year (January and May) to
each child in the program. We ask that you review the Progress
Report , sign it and return it with your child January. You may
arrange to speak to your child’s catechist through the Religious
Education office. Faith is a gift from God and cannot be measured or
graded. However, student evaluations based on attendance,
participation, and knowledge of Catholic doctrine are a valuable form
of communication between parents and students. This information
will always be made available to parents.

The Religious Education team wishes to work as closely as
possible with the parents in order to share the beautiful riches of our
Christian faith and to impart the doctrinal knowledge that frees us to
stand up and call ourselves Roman Catholics. At times there may
arise the need for one to voice his/her concerns about a particular
issue. As respectfully as possible, the catechist should always be
addressed first. This can be done through the Religious Education
Office where the parties will contact one another. Unresolved issues
should then be brought to the attention of the Parish Catechetical
Leader. Concerns will be handled on an individual basis with the
party involved. Further unresolved concerns should be addressed to
the Pastor of the church, and he will take appropriate action on behalf
of all involved.