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

 

Communiion Children's Formation

Parish Catechetical Leader
Kevin Schnell
email

Religious Education Office
732-721-1514

Days and Hours of Classes

Grades 1 to 5
Tuesdays
4:30pm-6:00pm

Grades 6,7, and 8
Thursday
6:30pm-8:00pm


Religious Education

Focus of St. Mary's Religious Education Program

1) Learning - regular class attendance and completing assignments
2) Liturgy - Mass attendance and reception of the Sacraments
3) Life - applying the message taught to our lives with family and friends
4) Love - giving of ourselves through service.

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There is a box of registration forms,
both new and renewal, in the back of the church.

1.) Re-Registration for students: A letter and forms have been mailed to families who have children already enrolled in the program. Please carefully read and return all forms to the Religious Education Program by mail or in person with tuition payment as soon as possible. Please note – the registration deadline (September 10) has passed – a late fee of $25 per child will be charged.

2.) New Registration: Families who have children entering Grade 1 or who have never attended the program, must register in person. Requirements – family must be registered and active (attending Mass on a regular basis and using church envelopes) in St. Mary’s parish. A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate is required at registration. Please make every effort to register for this program as soon as possible. Please contact the Religious Education Director, Kevin Schnell, at 732-721-1514 or via email at kschnelldirector@gmail.com with any questions or to make an appointment.


 

Teachers Aides Needed

We are in need of teachers for Our Religious Ed Program to teach our children God'sVolunteer Word and anyone interested in being a Teacher's Aide (adult or any child in 8th grade or above) please contact Kevin Schnell at 732-721-1514.

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Religious Education Program Information

Seventh Graders -
If you are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary's Church, it requires two years of formation. All 7th grade students (public and Catholic) are required to take a confirmation exam in the Spring. It will not be necessary to attend the Religious Education Program, but you must be registered and take at least two sessions to prepare for the Confirmation exam in the Spring. Please call Religious Education Program (732-721-1514) for further details.

Snow Days or Other Emergencies: If the South Amboy School District is closed or has early dismissal due to inclement weather, St. Mary's Religious Education Program will also be closed for that day. If the weather will be bad for the evening of classes, there will be a notice on the answering machine and you will be notified by e-mail as will your child's school. Please do not call the parish rectory office. Any questions, please call Kevin Schnell at (732) 721-1514.