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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.

Religious Education Calendar – 2023 - 2024

 

Sunday mornings – 9:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. – Would you please be prompt.

Grades 3

Attendance at Mass is mandatory when children meet for class.

September 10, 17

October 1, 8

November 5,12

December 10,17

 

 2024

January 7 – Family Life books due January 7; January 14

February 4, 11

March 3, 10

April 7, 14

May 5

 

Sunday mornings – 9:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. – Would you please be prompt.

Grade 4, 5, & 6

Attendance at Mass is mandatory when children meet for class.

September 24

October 15, 22, 29

November 19, 26

December 3

 

2024

January 21 – Family Life books due January 21; January 28

February 18, 25

March 17

April 21, 28

May 5 – no class but mandatory attendance at a Mass

 

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

Sunday Mornings – 9:45 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. – Would you please be prompt.

Attendance is mandatory when children meet for class.

September 10, 17

October 1, 8

November 5, 12

December 10, 17

         2024

January 7 – Family Life book due the 7th; January 14

February 4, 11

March 3, 10

April 7, 14

May 5

 

 

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

Student workshops – January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024 – One parent is required to stay.

First Reconciliation Service – January 28, 2024– 12:00 p.m.

 

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

Student workshops – April 19, 26. May 3, 10 - One parent is required to stay.

Reconciliation – May 5 – After 9:15 a.m. Mass or after 11:00 a.m. Mass

First Holy Communion Mass – May 11, 2024– 10:00 a.m.

Mother’s Day Mass – May 12 – 9:00 a.m. Mass

 

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

September 10, 17

October 1, 8

November 5, 12

December 10, 17

        

 2024

January 7 – Family Life books due the 7th, January 14

February 4, 11

March 3, 10

April 7, 14

May 5

 

Additional participation dates – MANDATORY

Confirmation Level I

Confirmation Class Mass – Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 a.m. – Students will sit up front together as a class.

They will be asked to stand and be recognized.  Parents, you will be asked to stand.

February 23- Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross – students will provide the soups, help set up, serve, and clean up - 6:00 p.m.

 

Confirmation Level II

Confirmation Class Mass – Sunday, November 19 - 11:00 a.m. – Students will sit up front together as a class and provide the ministries.  They will be presented to the congregation.  Parents, you will be asked to stand and be recognized.  After Mass, the class will prepare the Thanksgiving Food Baskets. 

Decorate the church Christmas Tree – Saturday, December 2

Crocks for Christmas – students will help set up, serve, and clean up – dates and times to be announced

Class retreat – date and time to be announced.

February 23 - 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 - 2023

Rehearsal – December 2, 9

Pageant – December 16 – 5:00 p.m. followed by Mass

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