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OUR LADY OF VICTORIES PARISH

Religious Education Program

Gloria Nardone - Parish Catechetical Leader

Phone: 908 246 3093

Email: iteach60@mail.com

First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion Prep – for students in grades 1 and 2.  Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a two year program.  This program meets two Sunday mornings a month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church.  Requirements and activities are detailed at parent/student/coordinator meetings.

Confirmation Prep – for students in grades 7 and up.  Preparation for Confirmation is a two year program designed for students who have successfully participated and completed the classes and sacraments from grades 1 through 6.  This program meets two Sundays a month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church.  Other requirements and activities are level specific and detailed at parent/student/coordinator meetings. 

 

For students who will be in grades 3 – 6 this fall – The primary and default catechesis program for Our Lady of Victories is the Family Catechesis program.  The program meets once a month, usually the first Monday of the month, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.  The monthly sessions are designed for both the students and at least one parent.  We begin in the sanctuary with announcements and opening prayers.  The children are dismissed into age-based groups for review of the materials covered at home.  Parents are instructed in the up-coming Gospels as well as relevant things in our faith during the child’s class time.  In between sessions, parents work with their children on Gospel-based lessons at home each week.

Summer Session – for students previously enrolled in the program as well as Family Catechesis.  The program meets for 7 days from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The dates are determined by the last day of the school year.  The summer session program is only for those students entering grades 3 through 6 in the fall who have fulfilled their requirements.

OLV Religious Education Calendar – 2021 / 2022

 

Family Catechesis - 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Monday

Grades 4 – 6

September 20

October 4

November 8

December 6 – reconciliation will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m.

          2022

January 10 - Family Life book due

February 7

March 7 – reconciliation will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m.

April 4

May 2

 

***Family Catechesis – Grade 4

Sunday – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. – Please be prompt

September 19 – Class Mass at 9:00 a.m. followed by class

October 3

November 7

December 12 – reconciliation – after 11:00 a.m. Mass

          2022

January 9 – Family Life book due

February – 13

March 6 – reconciliation – after 11:00 a.m. Mass

April 3

May 1

 

First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion

Sunday Mornings – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – please be prompt

September 12, 19

October 3, 17

November 7, 14

December 12, 19

          2022

January 9 - Family Life book due - 23

February 13, 27

March 6, 20

April 3, 24

May 1

 

First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion Preparation – Grade 2 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – MANDATORY

Student workshops – January 7, 14, 21, & 28 – One parent is required to stay.

First Reconciliation Service – January 30, 2022– 12:00 p.m.

 

First Holy Communion Preparation – Grade 2 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – MANDATORY

Student workshops – April 22, 29, May 6, 2022 – One parent is required to stay.

First Holy Communion Mass – May 7, 2022 – 10:00 a.m.

Mother’s Day Mass – May 8, 2022– 9:00 a.m. Mass

 

Confirmation – Level I & II – Sunday evenings – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

September 12, 19

October 3, 17

November 7, 14

December 12 – students will celebrate reconciliation, 19

          2022

January 9 -Family Life due, 23

February 13, 27

March 6, 20 – students will celebrate reconciliation

April 3, 24

May 1

 

Additional participation dates – MANDATORY

Confirmation Level I

Confirmation Class Mass – November 21, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – Students will sit up front together as a class.

March 11, 2022 - Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross – students will provide the soups - 6:15 p.m.

 

Confirmation Level II

Confirmation Class Mass & Retreat – November 21, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. – Students will sit up front together as a class

and provide the ministries.  Prepare Thanksgiving Food Baskets.  Retreat until 4:00 p.m.

March 11, 2022 - Stations of the Cross – Students will provide the ministries.   Time to be announced.

 

Confirmation date – To be announced by the bishop

Confirmation practice – To be announced

 

Christmas Pageant - 2021

Rehearsal – December 4 & 11 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

Pageant – December 18 – 5:00 p.m. followed by Mass

 

Summer Session – June 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

                                  Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 30 at 11:30 a.m.  Parents, please join us for the Mass.

Family Life due by September 12, 2021

Advent Reconciliation will be celebrated on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  Please bring your rosary.

Lenten Reconciliation will be celebrated on Monday, March 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  Please bring your rosary.

 

Class Masses – Summer Session, Family Catechesis, Confirmation Level I & II – Mandatory

Students will sit up front together as a class and provide the ministries

Grade 3 – Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Grade 4 – Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Grade 5 – Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Grade 6 – Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Grade 7 – Saturday, January 9, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.

Grade 8 – Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 5:15 p.m. – Candidates will receive reconciliation after Mass

 

Summer Session & Family Catechesis - required

Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross – any Friday during Lent – 6:30 p.m.