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Education Ministries
Religious Education K-8

The Office of Religious Education exists to promote a loving and personal relationship with God. It functions to allow the children of the parish to discover, grow and mature in knowledge of their faith. It encourages children to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church through acts of worship and service.


Religious Education Volunteers

We welcome you be part of our ministry and to our program. Working with the youth of the parish is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your faith as you guide young Catholics in their Faith Formation. Catechists, Classroom Aides and help with our programs are always needed! Volunteers are vital for the success of the program. If you have any interest, time or talent to share and would like to get involved please call the Office of Religious Education at 732- 390-0354.

First Day of Class and Catechist Meeting

Classes for Religious Education will begin on Tuesday September 26 and Thursday September 28 for grades 1-7. Our Catechists will be meeting the week before on Tuesday September 19 and Thursday September 21 to prepare for the new school year. We are looking forward to a great year of Religious Education.

Religious Education

Classes are forming! Just a reminder that, Registration for 2017-2018 Religious Education is past due. Please be aware that all students must be registered to be placed in a class. New students to the program must be of a registered parish family. A copy of Baptismal Certificate is needed if the student was not baptized here at St. Bartholomew Church. It is diocesan policy that preparation for sacraments is 2 years of classroom instruction. Please visit our parish website at for a copy of the form and registration instructions.

Class Lists

As a reminder we do not mail our class assignments. The lists of classes will be posted in the Narthex of the church the weekend of September 9/10 after all the Masses. Classes begin on September 26 and 28, 2017.

Registration for Religious Education 2017-2018

Download the registration forms here:

Registration Form

Registration Fees
& Instructions

Please be sure to register early. We need all registrations in by June 30 to plan for the upcoming school year. Classes will be formed based on timely registrations. As a courtesy registration fees and policies again will remain the same as last year. We will do our best to work with all our parish families. Classes will begin on September 26th and 28th 2017 for students. Class Lists will be posted in the Narthex of the Church on September 9th and 10th.

Religious Education Class times are as follows:

Tuesday Sessions
•  Session 1 - 4:30-5:45pm
•  Session 2 - 6:30-7:45pm
Thursday Session
•  Session 3 - 4:30-5:45pm

Tuesday Sessions
2016-17 Calendar

Thursday Session
2016-17 Calendar

What will my Child learn in Religious Education Classes?

The curriculum for Religious Education is established by diocesan policy which includes both faith formation through classroom instruction and family faith formation through attendance at weekly mass. Children will learn formal prayers, family life concepts and prepare to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

See the Parent Handbook for information about the curriculum by grade level.

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation is a sacrament in which those who have been baptized receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit, Whom the Lord sent upon His apostles at Pentecost. It is a sacrament that celebrates God’s special strengths and gifts in those who have been baptized.

Confirmation is a parish community celebration. It provides an opportunity for members of the parish family to renew their baptismal commitment. Confirmation time in the parish is a time when the community celebrates the gifts of the Holy Spirit among them.

See the Confirmation Info Packet for information.

Religious Ed K-8 Photo Gallery
Upcoming Events
Saturday & Sunday September 9-10
Class Lists will be posted for 2017-2018

Tuesday September 19
Catechists Meeting
Meeting to prepare for the new school year. More details to follow.

Thursday September 21
Catechists Meeting
Meeting to prepare for the new school year. More details to follow.

Tuesday September 26
Classes begin for Tuesday Religious Education Classes

Thursday September 28
Classes begin for Thursday Religious Education Classes
Office of Religious Education
The office is located on the second floor of the Parish Center. Religious Education Classes for grades 1-8 are held in Saint Bartholomew School.

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed

For an appointment, please call 732-390-0354

For questions concerning Classes, Sacramental Preparation, Catechists, Special Needs programs, progress reports, absences, volunteer opportunities call, Linda or Barbara at 732 390-0354

For questions about registering in the parish, becoming Catholic, parish activities, infant Baptism, Adult Confirmation, Marriage preparation, Anointing of the Sick, Mass Card Intentions, and general questions call, 732 257-7722

Get Involved:
Join the Religious Education Team
Please consider helping as a catechist, classroom aide, hall monitor, or parking lot safety volunteer. We have many opportunities for you.

Please contact the Office of Religious Education 732-390-0354.

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