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OUR LADY OF VICTORIES PARISH

Religious Education Program

 

 

 

 

Religious Education Office open by appointment

Gloria Nardone - Parish Catechetical Leader

908 246 3093

iteach60@mail.com

Religious Education Program

prepares Children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

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 9:45 a.m. to 10:55 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 7:30 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 Sunday of the month, from 9:50 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. at the church.  The monthly sessions are designed for both the students and parents.  One the Sundays that the students meet, parents and students are required to attend either 9:00 a.m. Mass or 11:00 a.m. Mass.  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.

Religious Education Calendar 2022 – 2023

 

Family Catechesis - Sunday mornings – 9:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. – please be prompt

Grades 3, 4, 5, & 6 – attendance at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Mass is mandatory when children meet for class.

December 11 – reconciliation after Mass

 

       2023

January 8 - Family Life due

February 12 – reconciliation after Mass

March 5

April 16

May 7

 

First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion – First Grade and Second Grade

Sunday Mornings – 9:50 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. – please be prompt

December 11

         2023

January 8 - Family Life book due - 22

February 12, 26

March 5, 19

April 16, 23

May 7

 

First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion Preparation – Grade 2 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – MANDATORY

Student workshops – January 6, 13, 20, & 27 – One parent is required to stay.

First Reconciliation Service – January 29, 2023– 12:00 p.m.

 

First Holy Communion Preparation – Grade 2 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – MANDATORY

Student workshops – April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2023 – One parent is required to stay.

First Holy Communion Mass – May 13, 2023 – 10:00 a.m.

Mother’s Day Mass – May 14, 2023– 9:00 a.m. Mass

 

Confirmation – Level I & II – Sunday evenings – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

December 11 – students will celebrate reconciliation

 

2023

January 8 -Family Life due, 22

February 19, 26

March 5, 19 – students will celebrate reconciliation

April 16, 23

May 7

 

Additional participation dates – MANDATORY

Confirmation Level I

Confirmation Class Mass – November 20, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. – Students will sit up front together as a class.

March 24, 2023 - Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross – students will provide the soups - 6:15 p.m.

 

Confirmation Level II

Class retreat – date to be announced.

March 24, 2023 - Stations of the Cross – Students will provide the ministries.   Time to be announced.

 

Confirmation date – to be determined by the bishop

Confirmation practice – To be announced

 

Christmas Pageant - 2022

Rehearsal – December 4 & 10 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

Pageant – December 17 – 5:00 p.m. followed by Mass

 

Summer Session – June 2022

Advent reconciliation – December 11, 2022 – after the 11:00 a.m. Mass

Lenten reconciliation – February 12, 2023 – after 11:00 a.m. Mass

 

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

Students will sit with their families. 

Grade 6 – Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Grade 7 – Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 5:15 p.m.

Grade 8 – Saturday, April 22, 2023 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.