Office of Religious Education  - St. Peter

CCD -Confraternity of Christion Doctrine

Coordinator of Religious Education  - Stephanie Vostenak

Assoc.  Coordinator of Religious Education - Marie Esimio

Phone: 856-663-4490

Email:  stpeterparish.religious.ed@gmail.com

Our office is located in the gym building.  Go to the double doors and hit the buzzer. 

CCD Registration Packets are available at the rectory, in the church, our office or by clicking here!

REGISTRATION

 

Thanks for making your child's religious education a priority.  We thank you for your involvement and support this past year!

 

ALL grades K- 8 meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM!!!

 

K- 8 Registration for 2019-2020 is open now through July 16th after which a late fee will apply.

Hard copy packets are available in the R.E. office, the rectory, in church and are also accessable on www.saintpetermerchantville.com/religious-education 

 

IMPORTANT: All families with 1st – 8th grade children are required to register with our program unless they attend St. Peter School or another Catholic school.

 

Reception of First Holy Communion and Confirmation require 2 years of Sacramental Preparation

 

  •  For First Holy Communion, children normally prepare for this Sacrament during 1st and 2nd grade years of faith formation

  • For Confirmation, children normally prepare for this Sacrament during 7th & 8th grade years of faith formation

  • Missing the 3rd – 6th years of faith formation will require makeup work before proceeding onto Confirmation preparation

 

If you are interested in using your strengths for service, we are looking for hall monitors, office help, assistant catechists, event planners, service project planners and dismissal helpers.  Volunteers enjoy a partial waiver on their children’s tuition.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TUITION  

 

One Child - $100

Two or more Children - $150

 

ADDITIONAL FEES:

• For Grade 2 please add Sacramental Prep fee of $65

• For Grade 8 please add Sacramental Prep fee of $65

• Returning families registering after July 16th should include a $25 registration late fee

Total tuition is due by July 16th, 2019 unless a payment plan option is chosen:

• Please indicate your payment plan on the registration form.

• If you would like to request a partial or full tuition waiver, please request a form (needs to be submitted by July 16, 2019).

 

For students entering 1st grade and transfer students, please provide a copy of his/her baptismal certificate if not baptized at St. Peter

WHAT IS A CATECHIST?

The Catechist is a person of faith who leads others in understanding the faith teachings according to the official teachings of the Church, the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The role of the catechist is a vital ministry to the Church.  It is a gift that has tremendous value to the world community at large because through the catechist’s word and action, the message of Christ continues to have a place in all human affairs.   

      

INTERESTED in learning more about being a catechist?

If you are interested in becoming a Catechist or participating in the Religious Education Program, please call Stephanie or Marie at (856) 663-4490.

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OVERVIEW

 

     The Religious Education Program, through its staff and volunteers, fosters the faith formation of children from age 4 through 14, typically in grades Pre-K through 8. Sacramental preparation is an important focus of the Grade 2 Program (First Reconciliation & First Communion) and Grade 8 Program (Confirmation).

 

WHAT IS CATECHESIS?

 

     The Catechism of the Catholic Church reflects the insights of Pope John Paul II's encyclical Catechesi Tradendae when it states that catechesis is "the totality of the Church's efforts to make disciples, to help men believe that Jesus is the Son of God so that believing they might have life in his name, and to educate and instruct them in this life, thus building up the body of Christ" (#4).

 

     More specifically, the Catechism goes on to say that catechesis "is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life" (#5).

 

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